Welcome Aboard!

Sea Scouting provides a great opportunity to experience the natural wonders of Puget Sound.
S.S.S. 453 has a 27 foot sailboat that is use for local races, day sails, and overnight trips. She has five sleeping berths. During the summer we take her for a 10 day trip to a further destination on the puget sound. 
S.S.S. 453 goes on at least one overnight cruise or activity each month, and a 10-day long cruise during the summer. Some favorite weekend cruise destinations include: Jarrell's Cove State Park, Penrose Point State Park, Gig Harbor, Steilacoom.
Places of interest during the 10-day long cruise may include: Seattle, Blake Island State Park, Friday Harbor, San Juan Islands, Hood Canal, Canadian Gulf Islands, Victoria B.C.
Cruises, destinations and activities are chosen and planned by the ship members. The youth does the planning with the guidance of the adults. 
 Sea Scouting has four (4) advancements in which boating and leadership may be learned: Apprentice, Ordinary, Able, Quartermaster.
Each level requires new nautical skills and seamanship abilities. Advance at your own pace. Quartermaster, the highest level, is equal to Eagle Scout.
Twice each year, S.S.S. 453 competes against other NW area Sea Scout Ships in boating skills and athletic competition.
We often participate in and/or provide volunteer support to community events such as: Olympia Harbor Days, Wooden Boat Fair, Parade of Lighted Christmas Ships, Toliva Shoals Sailing Race, and Lakefair.
As a member of our ship you will make new friends. It's an important part of the program.
The ship is open to youth ages 14-18 in Thurston, Lewis, and Mason Counties.