WHO WE ARE: SHIP 3377 is a growing part of the Boy Scouts of America - Sea Scouts program and is the only Ship charted in South Austin - Thunderbird District. Our program is co-educational and includes active youth members from age 14 to 21.
Sea Scouting is over 100 years old and was started in 1912. Sea Scouts have sailed the high seas in search of adventure, while providing assistance to fellow boaters in need. Advancement is an important part of the Sea Scout experience. These experiences help Sea Scouts to set realistic goals to achieve rank, accomplish projects, and gain knowledge and understanding of the world around them. There are many opportunities for advancement in Sea Scouts and only four ranks: Apprentice, Ordinary, Able and Quartermaster. Other awards Sea Scouts may earn include the Small-Boat Handler bar, the Qualified Seaman bar, and the Long Cruise badge.
We are always looking for additional crew members that are dedicated to scouting and that want to learn more about maritime resources and are interested in water based activities.
MEETINGS: We meet on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month, excluding Holidays, from 7 - 8:30 pm at the VFW Post 3377 located at 12921 Lowden Lane, Manchaca, Texas 78652. Please let us know if you want to visit by clicking here as our meeting location may have changed due to our scheduled activities.
Typical Monthly calendar will go as follows:
- 1st week - Quarterdeck Meeting / Mate Meeting. (These meetings are open to all but required by all that hold a Leadership role within the SHIP, Youth/Adult.)
- 2nd week - SHIP meeting
- 3rd week - "Work day/Activity weekend (Includes: Travel events, Service/Community Projects, Ship Outings and/or Sailing.)
- 4th week - SHIP meeting.
ACTIVITIES: We go fishing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, camping (on land & water) and travel frequently. Our crew also likes to go fishing, bowling, climbing and shooting and frequently compete in numerous competitions within Texas.
COMMUNITY SERVICE: As dedicated scouts, we are committed to giving back to our community so we perform service projects monthly as requested.
January - Sea Scout Academy: MLK Weekend at Sea Star Base Galveston, SSA offers advancement opportunities, sailing experiences, and fun social events for registered Sea Scouts and leaders and the opportunity tot practice navigation and sailing skills on Galveston Bay.
February - Report to State: Celebrate the anniversary of the Scouting movement at the 68th annual Boy Scout Parade and Report to the State of Texas. Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts, Explorers, and STEM Scouts from all over Texas march up Congress Avenue to the Capitol.
March (Spring Break) - Long Cruise
April - Shoot N' Splash N' Geocache: Hosted by the VOA of CAC, includes various activities and a lot of fun! / Spring Splash: Day out on the water with fellow Sea Scouts from near and far.
May - Memorial Weekend Trip
June - STAFFING:Summer Day Camp
July - Aquatic School: Aquatic School is a leadership program teaching Scouts and Venturers to be strong leaders, instructors aquatics skills, and planners of unit aquatics activities. Worth Ranch, Palo Pinto, Texas.
September - Minto: A Regional event where Sea Scouts from all over this area (from Oklahoma to Louisiana) gather to compete in Sea Scout skills. If you are new that's OK because if you don't know the skill someone will show you! Camp Bovay, Navasota, Texas - Council Bridge of Honor: Advancement Recognition for Scouts & Adults
October - Halloween Party!
November - Safety at Sea: The purpose is for the Scouts to do the things they can't do at a normal Ship event, have a new experience and learn something working with Coast Guard in conjunction with the USCG Auxiliary, Texas Parks as well as TAMU Galveston.
December - Winter Camp: Somewhere cold!!