Sea Scout Centennial Advancement Electives

Sea Scouts can meet the “Seamanship” Cardinal Point of Gold Sea Scout Centennial Award with the 2012 Centennial Advancement Electives.

The Sea Scout Centennial Electives are inspired by the vintage Sea Scout Manual from the 1940s and 1950s that required hands-on advancement.

These Electives are for 2012 only and can count towards earning advancement electives and the Centennial Sea Scout Award. The Centennial Electives are fully described in the Gold Sea Scout Centennial Award Packet. The Centennial Electives include, in part:

Centennial Ordinary Elective: Wooden Boat

Understand wooden boat construction and be able to describe the following types of planking: Clinker Built, Carvel Built and Diagonal Built. Be able to describe advantages and disadvantages of each type of planking. Describe sheer, tumble home and dead rise.

Centennial Ordinary Elective: Ship Rigging

Construct a deck model of a small gaff or Marconi-rigged sloop or schooner, showing masts, booms and spars in place, and standing rigging.

Centennial Ordinary Elective: Marlinspike

Make a ditty bag using a minimum a flat seam, round seam and grommet eye sewed in canvas. Other ornamental ropework is strongly encouraged to be incorporated into the ditty bag to demonstrate marlinspike skills.

Centennial Able Elective: Ship Rigging

Construct a deck model as required in the Centennial Ordinary Elective (same model may be used) including the running rigging and sails. Describe various types of sails and their parts.

Centennial Able Elective: Marlinspike

Make any one of the following:

Sea bag using a minimum a flat seam, round seam and grommet eye sewed in canvas that is at least 30”x10”.

Vent Covers for your Vessel

A Hammock

Protective covers for varnished items, Ship’s Bell, helm, etc.

Other ornamental ropework is strongly encouraged to be incorporated into the seabag to demonstrate marlinspike skills.

Centennial Quartermaster Elective: Ship Rigging

Construct a deck model of one of the following Square Rigged Ships: Ship, Bark, Barkentine, Brig, Brigantine, Topsail Schooner

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