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posted Nov 29, 2016, 5:45 PM by Lynn Hamilton

Sea Scout Ship 125--which meets weekly during the Fall, Winter, and Spring at the Greenfield Lighthouse in Germantown, and sails during the Spring, Summer, and Fall locally aboard its monohull and multihull sailboats and out of the Middle River, MD/Chesapeake Bay homeport of its flagship sailing yacht SARK--is looking for a few good leaders. 

Youth who join Ship 125 by December 31, 2016, will receive a $50 scholarship to attend NCAC's National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) course.  NYLT is a 6-day, world-class youth leadership training program available to registered BSA youth members. NYLT is an outstanding opportunity for every young adult who is (or hopes to become) a leader.  NYLT is being offered this winter over the Martin Luther King and Presidents' holiday weekends (Jan. 14, 15 & 16 and Feb. 18, 19 & 20). The scholarship can also be used at one of several sessions during summer 2017.

Active membership in Ship 125 is required.  NYLT graduates are guaranteed a leadership position in the Ship that, with successful completion, can be used toward BSA rank requirements.

Sea Scouting is open to all youth (male and female) who have completed the 8th grade or are at least 14 years old (but under the age of 21.) Eligible sisters of Boy Scouts and former Boy Scouts are especially encouraged to join. Dual registration (Troop and Ship or Venturing Crew and Ship) is encouraged for current Scouts and Venturers, but they must become primary members of Ship 125 to be eligible for the NYLT scholarship. 

In addition to sailing our own fleet, during 2016, members of Ship 125 sailed the Chesapeake Bay aboard the Maryland Friends of Sea Scout's Training Ship Der PeLiKan, a 46' Morgan ketch, and aboard a 41' Morgan sloop at BSA Sea Base St. Thomas, USVI, where we circumnavigated the island of St. John, and snorkeled, fished, and hiked the island.  Sea Scouting is high adventure... on the water and ashore.  Come join us!  

For more information, contact Skipper Paula Sind-Prunier at or (301) 528-0753 (evenings or messages).