Sea Scout Ship takes STEM to a new level, Needs your help

If you look at educational trends right now you might notice a large emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Students are studying it in the classroom, in labs, and in extracurricular activities. In Scouting, youth can earn the NOVA and Supper NOVA awards for learning about STEM ideas, and Scouts learn about STEM…

The 50th Annual Henry I. Nygard Regatta

This year marked the 50th year of the annual Northeast Regional Nygard Regatta. The name of this event is rather misleading. The term “regatta” implies a boat race, typically with sailboats or motorboats, but this is not the case with Nygard Regatta. The Henry I. Nygard Regatta is a race measuring proficiency in the needed skills…

Sea Scouters Honored for Contributions to Program

The BSA’s Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia this week was a special one for one Sea Scout and three Sea Scouters. On May 20th, at the Venturing and Sea Scouting Reception both National Boatswain, Peter Schmidt, and National Director, Keith Christopher, were presented the National Venturing Leadership Award for exceptional service to the Venturing and…

2015 Seabadge Underway Michigan

This August, National Commodore Charles Wurster will be directing the first ever freshwater Seabadge Underway Course in Mackinaw City Michigan aboard a 52′ Ketch, the Retriever, from August 15- 23. Seabadge Underway (SBU)  provides basic vessel operation training to Sea Scout and other adult Scout leaders, with little vessel experience, to help prepare these leaders…

New Badges of Office Unveiled

Live from the BSA National Meeting National Supply has been working hard to make Sea Scout Uniform items readily accessible to our members! As part of this initiative, 16 new round badges-of-office for Ship and Council level positions were created. “These Badges of Office will enhance the appearance of the New Century Universal Uniform (NCUU); and will be consistent…