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Can a Sea Scout earn the Eagle Scout award?
Any youth (boy or girl) who earns First Class rank in Scouts BSA may transfer primary membership to Sea Scouts and continue to work on Eagle Scout requirements.
From the upcoming 2019 Guide to Advancement (18.104.22.168):
Sea Scouts who earned First Class when registered in Scouts BSA are qualified until their 18th birthday to continue with Scouts BSA advancement. If desired, they may maintain multiple (dual) registration in a troop and crew, and work on ranks in either unit.
Wherever the youth member is registered, the Scoutmaster and crew Advisor decide, with the youth, who will oversee the Scouts BSA advancement. If the Advisor does so but is unfamiliar with Scouts BSA, the district advancement committee should identify an experienced Scouter to assist. It is important for Sea Scout leaders to understand that Scouts BSA advancement procedures must be followed.
With the exception of the Eagle rank service project, any work done while a Sea Scout can count toward both Scouts BSA and Sea Scout advancement at the same time. The Eagle rank and Quartermaster Award service projects must be separate and distinct from each other. Position of responsibility requirements for Scouts BSA ranks may be met by the Sea Scouts serving in crew positions as outlined in the Scouts BSA Requirements book.
If the crew Advisor is overseeing the Scout’s advancement, then the crew committee conducts Star and Life boards of review. Otherwise the troop committee conducts those boards of review. Eagle Scout boards follow the local council’s established procedure.
Announcing the 2019-2020 National Boatswainby Sea Scouts, BSA | Mar 4, 2019
Congratulations to Hannah Carter, the incoming 2019-2020 National Boatswain. Hannah is a member of Mariners 936 of Dana Point, California in the Orange County Council. She the current Western Region Boatswain and an Able Sea Scout working towards Quartermaster. She has served as the Western Region Area 4 Boatswain’s Mate and in multiple Ship leadership positions. She has cruised aboard the USCG Barque Eagle, graduated from the SEAL program, and competed in the Koch Cup two times.
Outside of Scouting, Hannah has attends various sailing clinics, works as a US Sailing Level 1 & 2 Instructor, and is an active Girl Scout working on her Gold Award. She is a member of her high school choir, Key Club, and sailing team.
Hannah’s vision for Sea Scouts includes enhancing recruitment, improving mentor ship relationships, increasing social media engagement, and developing regular communications among youth. Hannah has taken personal ownership of similar goals in the past. She has personally recruited five new members and developed a comprehensive communications plan as the Western Region Boatswain. We look forward to seeing where Hannah takes the program in the coming year!