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Sea Scout Ships & Venturing Crews


Venturing is for young men and women who are 13 and have completed the eighth grade, or are 14 years of age and not yet 21. The year-round program provides positive experiences through exciting and meaningful youth-run activities that help them pursue their special interests, grow by teaching others, and develop leadership skills.

Sea Scouting
Sea Scouts is a specialized segment of the Venturing program, which was organized to address members' boating skills and promote knowledge of our maritime heritage. Swimming, lifesaving, first aid, Coast Guard Auxiliary Sailing and Seamanship, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation courses are taught with the ship by its officers.
Source: MeritBadge.org
Sea Scout

Sea Scout Ships

Sea Scouting.

Live the Adventure.

Navigate the World.

It's about sailing a tall ship. Snorkeling. Swimming. And row, row, rowing a boat into one adventure after another. It's the call of the sea—where Sea Scouting replaces ancient mariners with savvy crews of young sailors seeking thrills around every turn. Sea Scouts learn a myriad of maritime skills while forging lifelong friendships. Every adventure is powered by tactical and technical know-how learned while experiencing the real thing. All hands on deck involves rolling up sleeves and running a tight ship. Charting a course for success in any waters.

Sea Scouting is an opportunity to sail into the future and beyond!


For more information on how to join a Sea Scout Ship contact our District Executive.
Venturing Crew

Venturing Crews

What did you do last weekend?
If you are part of a Venturing Crew you can be doing things like (Downhill) Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Camping, Rock Climbing, Spelunking (Caving), Archery, Trap & Skeet Shooting, Backpacking, Repelling, Belaying, White Water Rafting, Pole Climbing, Zip Lining, Horseback Riding, Campfires and much more. 

Crew 2125 from Wellington, FL



About Venturing

Venturing is a new "old" program of the Boy Scouts of America. Originally part of the Exploring Division, it finally came into its own in 1998. It has become the fastest growing program of the BSA. Young adults have found through the Venturing program the outlet they have been looking for in their age group.

It has been an exciting time of fast growth and great learning experiences. The Venturing youth cabinet is in a unique position to promote this exciting program through their active involvement in their regions and throughout the United States.

There are continued misconceptions about what Venturing is all about. Venturing is not for young boys and girls but rather for young adults. They are able to do more and go further as a Venturer or Sea Scout in a Venturing crew or Sea Scout ship.

Venturing provides positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Venturing provides the skills needed for young adults to make ethical choices, experience a fun program full of adventure and challenges, acquire leadership skills, and to take advantage of opportunities to advance their skills and knowledge in the areas of high adventure, sports, arts, hobbies, religious life, and Sea Scouting.

As part of the national Venturing youth cabinet, you will be able to help advance Venturing as well as promote the idea that the Venturing program is for YOUNG ADULTS who want a broader experience in leadership, vocations, and hobbies. (See age and gender charts in your materials.)

For more information on how to join a Venturing Crew contact our District Executive.



Crew 209 from CA at Florida SeaBase in the Keys!


Some Venturing Humor...
Top Ten Reasons for a Boy Scout to Join a Venturing Crew:
10. Perfume, Gasoline and other fumes have become more important than Scouting.
09. Can't seem to find his sleeping bag for this weekend's big trip.
08. Fails the pop quiz on the last good turn he did.
07. Not involved in the Troop Leadership at all anymore.
06. Brings his iPod, iPad or other electronic games to his Troop meeting for something to do.
05. He's 16 and he is still a Star Scout
04. Been more than a year since he earned his last merit badge.
03. Doesn't even bother to wear his proper uniform anymore
02. Troop meeting attendance has become non-existent
01. Venturing is Co-Ed!! Enough Said!!
Top Ten Reasons for a Girl (especially a Girl Scout) to Join a Venturing Crew:
10. Rock Climbing, White Water Rafting, Hiking and Zip Lining
09. Kayaking, Canoeing, Fishing and Backpacking
08. Mountain Biking (Fly Downhill!), Camping and Campfires!
07. Learn to SURVIVE in the woods and know YOU can be self sufficient.
06. Pee in the woods!!
05. See every start in the sky from a mountain top over 10,000 feet up, with 9 of your best friends.
04. Learn how to plan and execute a week long hike through a National Forest.
03. Practice being a Leader - You ar able to tell the guys which way to go!
02. Learn to SCUBA dive, then go get your own lobster for dinner!
01. All the best guys are Eagle Scouts!!

Barbie Mayer,
Jan 29, 2014, 8:55 PM