Sea Scout Recognition

Recognition is an important part of the Sea Scout experience.  These experiences help Sea Scouts to set realistic goals, accomplish projects, and gain knowledge and understanding of the world around them.


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Small Boat Handler

The Small Boat Handler Course is designed for Sea Scout ships whose members are not interested in following the advancement plan leading to Quartermaster, or it can serve as a training outline for traditional ships. Topics include: Aids to Navigation, Rules of the Road, and Boating Safety.

Details supporting the course outlines are found in the technical sections of the Sea Scout ManualExternal Link along with references to other publications listed in the bibliography.

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Qualified Seaman

The Qualified Seaman Course is designed for Sea Scout ships whose members are not interested in following the advancement plan leading to Quartermaster, or it can serve as a training outline for traditional ships. Topics include: Aids to Navigation, Rules of the Road, Seamanship, Safety,Piloting,Charts,Safe Boating andOperating a Boat

Details supporting the course outlines are found in the technical sections of the Sea Scout ManualExternal Link along with references to other publications listed in the bibliography.

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Long Cruise

The Long Cruise badge may be earned by both youth and adults registered in Sea Scouts.A Sea Scout must be Ordinary rank before he or she can start recording cruising time for the Long Cruise badge. The Sea Scout must cruise for two weeks on any vessel or boat provided by the local council or the ship, or their own vessel when authorized by an adult leader in that Sea Scout ship. Each additional long cruise earned is marked by a red arc above the badge, until five such cruises have been completed. Then a single white arc replaces them above the badge. In the event that it is not possible to make a two-week cruise, a series of weekend or overnight cruises on any boat or ship may be made, provided that the total number equals 14 days. An adult leader may qualify for the badge without qualifying for Ordinary rank.

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USPS Finley Sea Scout Service Award

The USPS “Finley Sea Scout Service Award” recognizes thosemembers of the United States Power Squadrons who are also youth or adult Sea Scout leaders, and who have provided outstanding civic,educational, and fraternal leadership to both the Sea Scouts and theUnited States Power Squadrons, through civic involvement, educational achievement, and active participation in both programs.

USPS Finley Sea Scout Service Award ApplicationExternal Link

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SEA SCOUT MARKSMANSHIP PROGRAM

This award for Sea Scouts has been implemented as a part of the special activities a Sea Scout can participate in during times when they are not engaged in their nautical programs. It is designed to give programming for the ship when they are not able to get on the water, as extracurricular program.A Sea Scout would begin with the Basic Shooter requirements. He or she chooses which discipline or disciplines they would like to participate in.

Note that they can choose to learn how to shoot more than one firearm. A special “Sea Scout Shooting Sports Medal” is being designed to be earned after a Sea Scout earns their first level, no matter what discipline they shoot. From the main medal, we would have small medal bars that would hang off of this original medal. The bar would state what the discipline is they shot and the level they are currently at.

For an example, there would be 4 Bars for each discipline – i.e.: Rifle –Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Expert. Each discipline would have these 4 bars. The Sea Scout would only wear the bar for the highest level they have achieved. If the Sea Scout shoots all 3 disciplines, they could only have a maximum of 3 bars hanging off of their medal showing the highest level achieved for each discipline.

Sea Scout Marksmanship Program RequirementsExternal Link and Sea Scout Marksmanship Award Order Form 430-934_FillableExternal Link