Sea Scouting had its beginning at a campfire in England when Baden-Powell voiced the hope that older Scouts would be interested in learning about boat management and seamanship. He stressed the need for young men to prepare themselves for service on their country's ships. Sea Scouting was introduced by Baden-Powell with the assistance of his brother, Warington Baden-Powell, K.C., an Admiralty lawyer, sailor, and inventor of canoe sailing. Lord Baden-Powell personally held a Scout camp at Bucklers Hard, Hampshire in August 1909 which marked the start of Sea Scouts, though they were not officially named such until 1912. Warington Baden-Powell wrote the handbook Sea Scouting and Seamanship for Boys in 1910 with a foreword by Robert Baden-Powell. A special uniform was approved in 1910. It was enthusiastically received by the young men of Britain and soon found its way to the rest of the world. Warington Baden-Powell is also the author of Canoe Travelling: Log of a Cruise on the Baltic, and Practical Hints on Building and Fitting Canoes London, Smith, Elder, 1871.
|Country||Membership||Troops/Groups||Age group||See also|
|Austria||4||10-20||Pfadfinder und Pfadfinderinnen Österreichs|
|Bulgaria||at least 1|
|Greece||4,000||above 7||Soma Hellinon Proskopon (Boy Scouts)|
|Soma Hellinikou Odigismou (co-ed Guides)|
|India||at least 1||10-26|
|Ireland||736||27||11-17||Sea Scouts (Scouting Ireland)|
|Malaysia||at least 1||12-19|
|New Zealand||2,000||60||10-15.5||Sea Scouts New Zealand|
|Poland (01-01-2007)||295 (159g+136b)||175||6-9|
|Trinidad and Tobago||1893||18||11-21|
|United Kingdom||10,000||400||10-14||Sea Scouts (The Scout Association)|
|United States||15,000||14-21||Sea Scouting (Boy Scouts of America)|
Girl Scouts of the USA
Eurosea is the seminar for Sea Scouting/Guiding in the European Scout Region which take place every three years. The aims and objectives are to enable national associations to share ideas and experiences on how to develop Sea Scouting/Guiding or water-based programs in general. Participants are members of national or regional teams responsible for Sea Scouting/Guiding or developing water-based programs and representatives from associations interested in introducing Sea Scouting/Guiding.
Sea Scout moves on to Navy school ; A Scarborough High grad has no summer vacation - he's already at the Naval Academy in Annapolis.
Jun 30, 2005; VICTORIA GANNON News Assistant Portland Press Herald (Maine) 06-30-2005 Sea Scout moves on to Navy school ; A Scarborough High...