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Can't Wait to Join Ship 1610? - Register Online

Register online and receive a pro-rated discount on the joining fee.

Click on the link below to open the online registration form:

Learn to Sail - Join Sea Scouts

One way to join is to visit the ship and meet the crew.  Application forms will be available at the meeting. Contact the Skipper via email to learn about when and where the next meeting will be held.
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Recruiting Trifold 2015-02-07.pdf Information flyer  

Join Sea Scout Ship 1610

Interested in . . .

  • learning to sail?
  • operating a powerboat?
  • cruising the bay?
  • racing a cardboard boat?
  • white water rafting? 
  • camping? 

Why Join Sea Scouts?

  • Earn your Virginia boating license.
  • Learn safe boating skills.
  • Participate in fun, safe activities on, in, and around the water.
  • Continue your Boy Scout advancement.
  • Have a voice in activity decisions.
  • Build your resume for college or military.

Who can Join?

To join, you must be 13 years of age and have graduated from the eighth grade, or be 14 regardless of grade. You can stay in Sea Scouting until you are 21 years of age. If you are under 18 years old, a parent/guardian must sign your application. 

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Live the Adventure Flyer.pdf Download poster shown above.  
LiveTheAdventure.png Download poster shown above.  
Needs Flyer.pdf Ship 1610 request for support flyer.  

Paperwork for New Members


You have joined the oldest senior scout program offered in Scouting B.S.A.  Sea Scouting has been around in the U.S. since 1912.  You are entering an adventure that very few people your age will undertake.  You will gain confidence with every voyage you take.  It's not easy, because there are essential skills you need to learn to become a useful crew member.  Sometimes you need to demonstrate those skills in a stressful situation, and incorrect action could be harmful for yourself or others.

Advancement Paperwork

Rank advancement based on seamanship knowledge is essential.  A scout learns the skill and then the scout is tested.  Progress on advancement is measured by performing the skill for a skilled youth or adult and having the tester put their initials in your Qualification Book.

Your Qualification Book will be issued to you when you formally join the ship.

You can focus on what is needed for Apprentice rank very easily by using your School of the Boat pamphlet for studying the terms and skills before you have to perform a test.

New members should invest in a 1-1/2 inch 3-ring binder for holding their Sea Scout Manual and the various forms used for advancement.  Be sure to label your notebook with your name, ship, and phone number.  The binder should have pockets that will hold your School of the Boat pamphlet and your Qualification Book.

Annual Medical Forms

Be sure to submit completed health forms to the Skipper as soon as possible.  Parts A and B should be submitted with your membership application.  Part C requires a medical examination by your doctor and is needed before you take the summer long cruise.  


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680-001_ABC.pdf Annual Medical Form Parts A, B, and C  
Equipment Guide.pdf Checklist of stuff you need for sailing and cruising on the water.  
S1610 Program Capability Inventory.pdf Parent/guardian support and capabilities.  
S1610 SotB Training Supplement v13.pdf School of the Boat Pamphlet