Sea Scouts



Be a part of a new adventure - La Crosse Area Sea Scouts!

What is Sea Scouts?

Sea Scouts is a fun and unique program within the Boy Scouts of America, and it is the second oldest program in the BSA family. Just as the name implies, the Sea Scout program focuses on boating. Activities include programs in, on, under and around the water.  Challenging rank advancement, nautical uniforms, and customs and ceremonies prepare youth to be safe on the water and treasure our maritime heritage.

Sea Scout units– called ships- are established across the country on oceans, rivers, and lakes. They provide limitless opportunities and exciting challenges that you won’t ?nd anywhere else.


Who can join?

Youth (male and female) who are 14 years of age or 13 years and have completed the eighth grade and under 21 years of age can join a ship.


What do Sea Scout Ships do?

Most ships use Sea Scout advancement to help plan their program. This guarantees that youth will have the necessary skills for safe operation of a vessel. Some ships opt to plan their program around a specialty such as competitive sailing, paddle sports, scuba diving or another aquatic sport. Regardless of the program the youth develop, Sea Scouts develop their skills, serve their communities, and have fun.

You and your friends lead your Sea Scout program, so you make it what you want. In Sea Scouts you may cruise the San Juan Islands, scuba dive in the Florida Keys, or paddle river near your home. You may compete in the Koch International Sea Scout Cup alongside Scouts from around the world, or cruise aboard “America’s Tall Ship” the USCG Barque Eagle. In Sea Scouts, you build your own adventure!


How do I find out more about this exciting new program?

Please call:


Position Name Telephone
Scouting Support Team Nikki Burk (608) 784-4040 Email