Sea Scouts Skills Day

Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 7:30am - 3:00pm

Come spend a day learning new sea skills
Bring your boatswains pipe and learn to play it
Make a boatswains pipe lanyard
Environmental issues, MARPOL & garbage plan
Rope splice, radio calls
Round, flat and grommet seams

$20/person, includes lunch and supplies
RSVP to AnnaLisa Lauer-Hansing

Sea Scout Ship 1886, sponsored by SDYC, will present a Skills Day on Saturday, March 23. The Skills Day will consist of presentations and activities that will help Sea Scouts from San Diego and Imperial Counties, and a few others from elsewhere in Southern California, to advance in rank.

This Skills Day will focus on a few select topics that Scouts must master for more advanced ranks. Topics will include seminars on environmental issues; and practice splicing double braided line, using communications devices at sea, sewing canvas, and making a fancy knotted lanyard for a Boatswain’s Call.

At the end of the day, participating Scouts will be ready to return to their units and demonstrate their understanding and proficiency in these topics and skills, both for their advancement and to help them be more competent and responsible seamen.

These are just a few of the more than two hundred fifty skills that Scouts must master to move up the ranks, if they are to achieve the top rank of Quartermaster. A Scout who has earned the Quartermaster award is a very competent seaman by any standard, ready to pass (and often has already passed) the USCG Captain’s License exam, as well as the first USPS Piloting course. Additionally, they will have demonstrated numerous practical skills, and demonstrated their knowledge by leading a crew underway for over a week, under adult supervision but without any adult assistance.

Sea Scouts began in the USA in 1912 and it is the second oldest program in the Boy Scouts of America. Sea Scouts promotes citizenship, leadership, and character for youth from 14 to 21 years old, on a platform that reflects our nation’s maritime heritage.

The San Diego Yacht Club sponsors Sea Scout Ship 1886, founded in 2013.