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SEA SCOUT SHIP 940, for girls and boys ages 14-20, is the water-based adventure program of the Boy Scouts of America. Our focus is small boats, sailing and paddlecraft. For over 100 years Sea Scouting has promoted better citizenship and improved members’ boating skills through instruction and practice in water safety, boating skills, and in outdoor, social, and service experiences

Sea Scout units, called ships, are established all across the country on oceans, bays, rivers, and lakes. They provide limitless opportunities and exciting challenges that you won’t find anywhere else. Sea Scouts is a place to grow and learn, find adventure, and build long lasting friendships. You and your shipmates lead your Sea Scout program, so you make it what you want. In Sea Scouts, you build your own adventure!


Young people ages 14 – 20 may be Sea Scouts. Many youth in the Maritime Club 940 (ages 10-14)  join the Sea Scout Ship when they turn 14 and continue their adventure! Sea Scouts can still be in their Scouts BSA troop at the same time! 


We meet about once a month for a meeting and/or activity.  The location is dependent on the monthly activity and the current year's program focus.  See below for the current meeting locations.


February  – POSTPONED.  Ice boat sailing and ice fishing at Camp Trexler - Poconos, 288 Camp Trexler Road, Kunkletown, PA (the former Trexler Scout Reservation).    RESCEHEDULED WHEN WE HAVE 7" OF GOOD ICE.


February 25th, Sunday 1-4, Motorboating program (2 of 5) Sunday, 1-4pm (doors open 12:45) at the Wildlands Conservancy, 3701 Orchid Pl, Emmaus, PA 18049   * RECRUITING EVENT *


April 7th , Sunday 1-4, Motorboating program (3of 5) overboard work in a pool in the Lehigh Valley location TBD. (*)

                                       Annual BSA swim test in the same pool as above,  in the Lehigh Valley location TBD. (**)

April 28th , Sunday 1-4, Motorboating program (4 of 5) Sunday, 1-4pm (doors open 12:45) at the Wildlands Conservancy, 3701 Orchid Pl, Emmaus, PA 18049


May Saturday, ?? Motorboating program (5 of 5) on the water at Lake Hopatcong, NJ y with our Coast Guard Auxiliary partners. (*)(**)


June 21-23  Mystic Seaport Museum trip including tour and possible stay at the US Coast Guard Academy and Naval Submarine base in New London, CT


July 13th , Saturday 1-4, Jamboree On The Water (JOTW)  Sunday, Join the World Organization of the Scout Movement on Lake Stillwater at Camp Minsi for a day filled with water-based fun and fellowship.  * RECRUITING EVENT *

 (*) Must attend for the merit badge.  There will be no make-up opportunities for sessions 4 & 5.

(**) Swim test required to participate in the May, session 5, on the water activity.



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