Sea Scout Ship 1176, sponsored by American Legion, has 7 youth including the past council Squadron Boatswain (top youth leader) and 8 adults including the council Squadron Vice Commodore, the Flotilla (multi-council) Rear Commodore, and Captain of the council squadron training vessel, DerPelikan. The ship was chartered by American Legion Post 176 in 2001 and they meet once a month aboard one of their vessels. They specialize in sailing and have a 30 foot sailboat in Baltimore (Henderson’s marina, Fells Point) where the Sea Scout Wardroom also has a 45 foot sailboat and 37 foot sailboat. They do two service projects a year for the marinas where they are allowed to keep their vessels without fee; they also provide service for the annual Scouting for Food Campaign.
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.
For over 100 years Sea Scouting has promoted better citizenship and improved members’ boating skills through instruction and practice in water safety, boating skills, outdoor, social, service experiences, and knowledge of our maritime heritage. Sea Scouting builds character through high adventure. As a Sea Scout, 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 can learn to dive, and you will be active in camping, social events, tours, regattas, excursions, and seamanship contests.
To join, you must be 14 years old (or 13 years and completed the eighth grade) but not yet 21.
Check them out at: http://seascout.org/