Sea Scouts in Southern Maine

Tall Ships Portland has formed a new Sea Scout unit based in Portland and serving southern Maine. We welcome new members and their families. Girls and boys ages 14 and up are invited to join. For more information, email us at

The mission on this unit is to provide year-round sailing-related educational opportunities and to put teen aged girls and boys on a path to becoming Quartermasters, the Sea Scouts' highest honor, akin to Eagle Scout. We seek to partner with existing groups and individual families to develop great programs resulting in Sea Scouts going to sea!

2018 Sea Scout Programs:

Etchells Racing - scouts can join our keelboat racing team and race on a 30' keelboat all summer.

Tall Ship Sailing - scouts can participate in our accredited Tall Ship sailing adventures

Small boat handling - scouts can learn to handle small boats of various kinds including both rowboats, powerboats and sailboats

Navigation & Seamanship - scouts will learn the skills of the mariner and will have the chance to practice those skills on tall ships.

Safety & Medical - scouts will learn to operate a ship safely and to care for their shipmates. Scouts will have the chance to work on their Wilderness Medical certification.

Maritime History & Literature - scouts will learn about the history of the Maine coast and its ships and sailors

Scuba and Swimming - scouts will have to chance to become swimmers and divers as part of our programs

Maritime Arts - sailors have a long tradition of painting, photography and craftsmanship and scouts will have the chance to learn these skills. Crafts include modern ones such as video and computerized navigation and meteorology.

Career Development - sea scouts will develop a portfolio of skills which will be of great career value not matter what their chosen field. Participation in scouting programs will provide sea time toward USCG licenses.

This is the second Sea Scout unit in the region with the first based in Bath.

Adult Leaders of the new group are:

Steven Hayworth, Skipper

Ken Sparta, Committee Chairperson

Debra Deering, Mate

Athena Mann, Committee Member

Alex Agnew, Chartered Organization Representative on behalf of Tall Ships Portland 207-619-1842

New members and their families welcome.  FMI