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COVID-19 update

The governor of Oregon has issued an executive order to shelter in place to reduce the infectious spread of COVID-19. With that, the skipper has suspended non essential meetings until further notice. Updates will be posted here on the ship’s website, and on our Facebook page.

We hope you stay safe during these grueling times, and remember we must work together to navigate these uncharted waters.

What Is Sea Scouts?

Sea Scout Ship City Of Roses-601 is an all male, outdoor program for young adults 14 - 20 years old and their adult advisors.

Sea Scouting is organized to promote better citizenship and to improve members' boating skills and knowledge through instruction and practice in water safety, boating skills, outdoor, social, and service experiences, and knowledge of our maritime heritage.

You will learn to sail, to row, and to keep a boat in shape; you will cruise local waters or go sailing on long cruises far from home. You'll learn to take care of boats, and navigate the great waters of the pacific-northwest. You'll be active in camping, social events, tours, regattas, excursions, and seamanship contests. You'll also have a chance to develop maritime skills that can lead to careers later on.

During the boating seasons, every member will have the chance to try their hand at the tiller, to trim the sails, and all members are taught safe and proper methods of handling boats. Sea Scouts also learn the meaning of buoys and lights, how to take advantage of wind and tide, and how to drop anchor or approach a dock. Day, weekend, and long cruises are held for all ship members.

A significant part of our Sea Scouting program is teaching and learning methods of boat maintenance. We also do a good portion of the maintenance of our vessels and equipment.

portland sea scout base closure

We are sad to report that 12/14/2019 was the last day for ships to use the Portland Sea Scout Base. We are in the process of finalizing paperwork to be able to move the boathouse and our vessels to the new location, the location of our new moorage has not yet been disclosed to the crew of City Of Roses, but will be as soon we know for sure that that is where we are moving to.

With that, until we are able to move the boathouse to its new location, Saturday meetings will be postponed until further notice, but check the meeting calendar as we might rent some lanes at a local pool to practice swimming requirements, or a CPR class to train our personal how to assist in emergencies. Or just have some fun and visit the USS Blueback (retired) at OMSI. We are just temporarily taking the "Sea" out of "Sea Scouts". Either way, the fun won't stop!