Calling all Sea Scouts!

If you are interested in having the time of your life, then you should start considering these two activities to fill your summer calendars!

SEAL, or Sea Scout Advanced Leadership Training, is a week long course where you get to test your skills as a sailor and a leader, on a boat with five other kids that you have never met before, for a week!  It’s the best kind of challenge and I guarantee you’ll learn loads!  Those of you considering this event must be of Ordinary Rank, so as to have the skill necessary to be in charge of sailing a boat for a day, to navigate for a day, and help out as crew for the rest of the week.  You will get to choose between five ports of call for the course: Newport Beach, California; Galveston, Texas; The Chesapeake Bay; Long Island Sound; and the Florida Keys.

For more information on SEAL, or for the Application, please visit the following link: http://www.newseascout.org/articlelinkseal.  Applications are due on MARCH 1, 2012.

For those of you that have been there and done SEAL, consider taking a trip on the USCGA Barque EAGLE, the Coast Guard Academy’s tall ship.  You will get the opportunity to sail on one of the most amazing vessels, with more than 20 sails and even more lines to set them!  Meet other sailors; learn how to work watches, and live a life at sea for a week.  Who can apply?  Any active Sea Scout who has Able Rank, has completed SEAL, is a leader in his/her ship, is going into 10th or 11th grade (16 or 17 years old), and has an interest in a military or maritime career.  Not all requirements are necessary, although they are strongly suggested.  So who should apply? Any Sea Scout interested!

For more information, or if you would like the EAGLE application (DUE MARCH 31, 2012), please feel free to email me at national.sea.scout.boatswain@gmail.com!

Fair Winds!

Eva Hogan

National Sea Scout Boatswain

Ship 502 – Houston, TX

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