Set sail on one of the most awe-inspiring experiences offered in Scouting by taking advantage of entering the Sea Base’s lottery for 2018!
At the National High-Adventure Sea Base, participants have the opportunity to explore the largest wilderness on earth – the ocean. Depending on program selection, units will set sail, snorkel, paddle, live on a mangrove island, fish or scuba dive in ocean waters surrounding the Florida Keys, Bahamas or U.S. Virgin Islands. For those who desire a learning adventure, Sea Base also offers STEM Eco Sailing and Marine STEM Adventures. Sound like fun to you? Continue reading to find out how to participate.
How to Enter the Lottery
From January 15 to February 15, interested Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers and adult leaders have the opportunity to enter the Sea Base lottery for 2018 reservations. Units may sign up for multiple dates and/or multiple Adventures to maximize their chances of getting an Adventure and date that works for them.
Units will receive notification via email of the results of their lottery requests during the latter part of February. After notification of lottery results, all remaining open dates are made available for open reservations that leaders can schedule themselves by going to their unit online accounts and accessing open Adventures and dates. These reservations become “tentative” reservations. Reservations remain tentative until the deposit and reservation application are received. Don’t forget to review the eligibility requirements!
A deposit of $100 per person must accompany the reservation application. The deposit is transferable within a crew, but is NOT refundable. The application can be printed at your unit account online. Your local council Scout executive’s signature is required on the application.
Spring Crews’ first half payment is due September 1st. Summer and Winter Crews’ first half payment is due October 1st. Fall Crews will receive a separate payment schedule. A Leaders’ Packet will be mailed to crews after the receipt of their first half payment. Final half payments are due 90 days prior to the Adventure arrival date.
Check out the video below to catch a glimpse of the fun experiences offered at this unique High-Adventure base.