Sea Scout Leader Training


2016 Training Dates

Sea Scouts Training
As a Sea Scouts Leader and a mentor for the youth in our community, you will find Scouting to be a fun and exciting program for you and your Scouts. The training programs of the Boy Scouts of America will provide you with all the basic tools needed to be successful in your leadership position, along with continual opportunities to refine your skills as you become comfortable in delivering a quality program.

Sea Scouts Leader Basic Training
Required Courses to lead water activities
BSA requires the following training courses to conduct water activities and file a tour plan:

Highly Recommended Supplemental Training
  1. NASBLA approved course mentioned above under the title “America's Boating Course.”
  2. Seamanship introduces many seamanship topics, expands on the NASBLA course content.
  3. Sailing teaches the basics of sailing terminology, procedures and techniques.
  4. Piloting teaches chart reading, position plotting, dead reckoning, and GPS navigation.
  5. USPS offers Advanced Piloting and several offshore navigation courses that include celestial.  They also offer many two-hour seminars on specific topics that will be of use to Sea Scouts and leaders.
  1. NASBLA approved course mentioned above under the title “About Boating Safety.”
  2. Boating Skills and Seamanship is designed for power boaters and covers how to handle a power boat and many basic seamanship topics.  This course expands on the NASBLA content.
  3. Sailing Skills and Seamanship is designed for sail boaters and covers how to handle a sailboat, terminology, procedures, techniques.  This course expands on the NASBLA content.
  4. Weekend Navigator covers piloting topics based on chart reading, position plotting, dead reckoning, and GPS navigation.

Additional Training Courses
Participating in supplemental and advanced training is a great way to keep your basic leadership skills fine tuned and provides an opportunity to gather new ideas from other experienced leaders.