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Sea Scouts

Welcome to Chief Seattle Council's Sea Scout Program

Sea Scouts provide a range of program opportunities for youth from 14-21 years old. For nearly 100 years Sea Scouts of the Chief Seattle Council have been cruising the waters of the Salish Sea on sailboats, power boats, canoes, kayaks and more recently, stand up paddle boards.

The Sea Scout mission is the same as the Boy Scouts mission: to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices and to internalize the Scout Oath and Law.  We just do that on boats.

Visit Sea Scout Ship meeting and discover the adventure that awaits you on the water.


Click here to view information about the BSA's comprehensive Youth Protection Guidelines.


For general program information and to download official resources, advancement forms and more, CLICK HERE

For more information, contact the Commodore of the Chief Seattle Council Fleet, John Dellinger, at He can answer questions about Sea Scouting and help connect you with a Sea Scout Ship in your area.

The Western Region Sea Scouts keep an active blog anyone can access. Learn more at:

If you want to know more about Sea Scouting nationally, check out:


All Sea Scout vessels are owned and managed by each Ship and their respective foundations. If you would like to donate a vessel or items for use by or sale for the Sea Scouts in support of their respective programs and foundations, please contact the Council Commodore at

 Chief Seattle Council Sea Scout Ships

Sea Scout Ship Propeller

Vessel: 65' steel-hulled Army T-Boat - Propeller
Location: Lake Union
Website: Click here
Facebook: Click here
Skipper: Al Bruce
Chief Mate: Robyn Kolke


Small Boat Sailing Program

Mate: Doug Mecham

Sea Scout Ship Yankee Clipper

Vessel: 44' gaff-rigged wooden ketch - Yankee Clipper
Location: Ballard
Website: Click here
Facebook: Click here
Skipper: Steve Grassia

Sea Scout Ship Argo

Vessel: 40' Mark 4 personnel boat - Challenger
Location: Bellevue
Skipper: Bill Rahr

Sea Scout Ship Hurricane

Vessel: 28' 1972 Columbia sailboat - Hurricane
Location: Port Orchard
Skipper: Vance Vaught


Sea Scout Ship Falcon

Vessels: Sailing-class sailboats
Longboat - Bear
Location: Port Townsend
Skipper: Norm Stevens

Sea Scout Ship Marvin Shields 

Vessel: 30' 1978 Bayliner Buccaneer Sailboat- Marvin Shields 
Location: Port Angeles
Facebook: Sea Scout Ship 1212
Skipper: Jared Minard 
contact: (760-689-8455)