Welcome aboard

Happy Victory in Japan Day!

August 15th, 1945

Open House!

July 18th, 10:00 to 13:00

We will be hosting an open house from 10:00 to 13:00. Young men ages 13 to 17 will learn to go boating, learn to sail, learn maritime skills and large boat handling. Attend an open house at the City of Roses boathouse at the marina, 707 N. Hayden Island Dr, Portland. It is a secure area so we will have the gate attended at 10:00 AM until 12:00. Get to the gate by going to the east end parking lot of the Red Lion hotel, and meet the gate attendant.


For any further questions about this event, please contact the ships Media Specialist, App. Jackson Rodriguez at (503) 839-2445

boathouse moved!

After many months of preparations and long nights at the Sea Scout Base, we are happy to finally say the the City of Roses boathouse has been moved to its new home downriver. We are disappointed to say farewell to the Portland Sea Scout Base, but we are excited to start a new chapter in the book of City of Roses - 601.

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.