Sea Scouts is a youth development program for young men and women 14 years of age (and in the 9th grade) through 20 years old with a special interest in aquatic activities. Sea Scouts provides positive experiences to help young people mature and become responsible and caring adults. The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development, citizenship, and physical fitness. Through positive peer group interaction and adult mentoring, youth also learn honesty, responsibility, and respect.
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August 8-10, 2014
The Venturing Summit is a weekend campout for all Venturers and Sea Scouts at camp. Join Venturers and Sea Scouts from all over the Council in water activities in the pool and lake, Guitar Hero jam session, a dance, and much more! The annual Venturing Awards Banquet is held on Saturday during which the new Venturing officers, voted on during the course of the weekend, are installed. Venturers, Sea Scouts and prospective Scouts may attend all or part of the weekend.
September 5-7, 2014
The Minto Rendezvous is a regional event where Sea Scouts test their knowledge and skills. The competition includes over 20 events that test a ship’s teamwork, training and preparation in a variety of nautical-related events.
November 15 – 17, 2014
Seabadge is an advanced leadership training course for leaders who have completed Sea Scout Adult Leadership Basic Training. Seabadge is intense leadership and management training focused on the “how-to” aspects of successful program management learning experience directly related to Sea Scout advancement and the development of youth leadership.
Sea Scout Fleet Boatswain Meetings
Boatswains, Skippers and interested adult leaders gather to discuss program, upcoming events, and training for youth and adults. This is a networking and sharing opportunity. Non-Sea Scout leaders who are interested in joint activities or in starting a ship are welcome to attend.
Council Venturing Forums
October 28, 2014, January 27, 2015
Venturing Forums are held three times a year at the Cockrell Scout Center, are a great resource and fun opportunity for your entire Venturing crew or Sea Scout ship. Each forum includes a chance to get to know fellow Venturers and Sea Scouts from across the council and features a program packed with ideas and opportunities for your crew or ship to take advantage of and implement into its annual program plan. The council’s youth Venturing officers take the lead in driving this program and making it a great experience for both the youth and adults in the Venturing program. Bring the whole crew or ship – and prospective Venturers and Sea Scouts! Venturing Forums are held at 7:00 pm at the Cockrell Scout Center. More
Sea Scouts Academy
January 9-11, 2015
Sea Scout Academy is a regional Sea Scout learning experience directly related to Sea Scouts advancement and the development of youth leadership. Youth may choose from one of seven tracks of study. Youth are taught advancement skills such as radio procedures, rules of the road and navigation. Each track has 16 hours of instruction and application of skills required for specific ranks. Regardless of the track a youth pursues, all participants spend time sailing and applying their skills.
March 13-15, 2015
The Venturing Rendezvous is a weekend campout at a Council camp. This event is intended to be an opportunity for the youth to bring prospective Venturers and Sea Scouts to a council-wide activity. The weekend is filled with games, movies, competitions, campfire program, the world famous “Pony Hop” races and much more.
April 18, 2015
For seven decades, Scout leaders – from the enthusiastic, first timer to the confident, experienced veteran -- have taken their Scouting unit on a journey to the land of fun and excitement called Scout Fair. It is an opportunity for units to have a booth to show off their skills and meet thousands of fellow Scouts and Scouters. Scouts will enjoy visiting hundreds of booths, sampling the amazing outdoor cooking, visiting the midway with over 50 experts representing merit badges, enjoying live entertainment on the Center Stage, watching demonstrations and interacting with booths from our community partners. Don’t let your unit miss out on the fun and excitement!
Sail Daze is a day of small boat sailing on Galveston Bay. Participants gather at the Houston Yacht Club, and SHAC ships provide Sunfish, Lasers, catamarans, and other “trailerable” craft for a day of fun.