Set sail on one of the most awe-inspiring experiences offered in Scouting by taking advantage of entering the Sea Base’s lottery for 2017!
At the National High-Adventure Sea Base, all participants have the opportunity to explore a variety of aquatic activities like sailing, scuba diving, swimming, snorkeling, and fishing among the most beautiful coral reefs in the Northern Hemisphere. 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 2017 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 (both email and mail) 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.
Enter the lottery to explore the beautiful oasis that is the Florida Sea Base. For more information about payments and procedures, visit the Florida Sea Base Resources page. Have you explored the Sea Base for yourself? Tell us about your experience in the comments below!