Article contributed by Owen McCulloch, National Venturing and Sea Scouting Director
In November 2019, the US Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCG-AUX) announced that they have adopted Sea Scouts BSA as their official youth program. There are over 800 Auxiliary flotillas (like a Scout unit) across the USA (except ND, SD, WY…sorry!), and each of them has been encouraged by their national organization to consider starting a new Sea Scout ship (unit) with the BSA.
We’ve got a page dedicated to answering questions about how this works: https://seascout.org/cgaux/, and have held multiple webinars with the USCG-AUX letting them know how to start a Sea Scout ship. There are also lots of resources available on the national Sea Scouting webpage to help you.
For more information on how councils can take advantage of this new national relationship please watch this 8-minute video: https://youtu.be/eurZtO5ph3E, and email firstname.lastname@example.org for more assistance.
Get “on board” with this exciting new membership initiative and start a Sea Scout ship in your area. Just add water!
Scouting Wire would like to thank Owen for submitting this article. Photo: Map of USCG-AUX flotilla contacts across the USA.