Sea Scouts has its own distinct language, customs and advancement track. It combines traditions of the past with technology of the future, and whether one looks to the sea as a career or life long hobby, it is worth exploring. Sea Scout units, called "ships," use a variety of power boats and sailing vessels of all sizes, and promote service to others and advancement that rewards individual pursuits of excellence. Each level marks progressive growth as a seaman and leader, culminating in the prestigious Quartermaster rank.
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The ship committee should regularly update its library to reflect changes to Boy Scout requirements in the Sea Scout Manual, and also other references not in the manual, such as U.S. Coast Guard navigation rules, International Sailing Federation Rules, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements, many of which change frequently.
The awards and four ranks in Sea Scouts are described below. All requirements must be completed before the 21st birthday, and the ranks are available to registered Sea Scouts only.
A male Sea Scout who has achieved the First Class rank as a Boy Scout in a troop or as a Varsity Scout in a team may continue working toward the Eagle Scout rank as a Sea Scout until his 18th birthday. There is no alternate Sea Scout advancement route to qualify for the Eagle Scout rank. The Sea Scout requirements for rank advancement towards Eagle Scout are the same as for Boy Scouts.
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