Sea Scouts, BSA, became a separate program division from Venturing effective February, 2016.
Sea Scouts make the standard Scout Oath and Scout Law the same as everyone else in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturing. They also have an additional 'Sea Promise' [As a Sea Scout I promise to do my best: To guard against water accidents; To know the location and proper use of the lifesaving devices on every boat I board; To be prepared to render aid to those in need; To seek to preserve the motto of the sea : Women and Children First].
Sea Scout youth are coed.
Sea Scout adults are coed, and must be age 21 or older.
Age Range / Highest Award
age 14 OR
age 13 + finished grade 8
until age 21
Eagle Scout (male only)
Advancement for Sea Scouts
Male Sea Scouts can also earn the Eagle Scout rank (BSA requires earning Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class in a Scout troop to prevent females from being able to earn the Eagle Award).
Other Sea Scout awards and Sea Scout advancement are open to all Sea Scouts.
The highest Sea Scout recognition is the Quartermaster award.
Sea Scout Advancement
Sea Scouts have their own rank advancement system.
Sea Scouts wear only the highest rank earned (but can also wear the Eagle Scout medal or knot).
All ranks must be earned in order.
The Quartermaster Award is sometimes considered to be equivalent to Eagle Scout (which male Sea Scouts can also earn), but it lacks the public recognition and prestige of Eagle Scout.
Quartermaster Award (blue uniform/left; white uniform/middle; medal/right)
Age Requirements/Advancement/Highest Awards—
Cub Scouting (Cub Scouts [including former Tiger Cubs], Webelos Scouts)