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Serving the youth of Portland, OR since 1929.

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 can learn to sail, to row, and to keep a boat in shape; you can 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 has a 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.