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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.

Below are some sources to learn more about SARS-CoV-2:

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

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. We are still unable to host meetings due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but once meetings start up again the address of our new home will be posted in the meeting callender tab.

Online Scout Material

As we will not be returning to our regular meetings for some time, the ship will be moving ahead slow with online scout material. We will be using Google Classroom, an online classwork software that is used by schools and districts nationwide. Assignments will be posted weekly

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.