Recognizing the uniqueness of the on-the-water leadership required in the Sea Scout program, the Seabadge training conference was conceived to:
To improve the understanding of leadership, management, and motivation among selected experienced Sea Scout adult volunteer leaders.
To provide management, leadership, and presentation skills and tools to these leaders so that they may use them and share them with others in their day-to-day activities and through leading a Seabadge conference.
To use this understanding and these skills and tools to improve and expand both the quality and quantity of the Sea Scout program as a way to reach the Aims of Scouting.
The Seabadge training conference consists of a comprehensive weekend of training and instruction followed by a a set of measurable goals to be completed by the participant so as to demonstrate improve the participants' council/ship Sea Scout program.
Seabadge training certificate and square knot presented at the conclusion of the course
The Seabadge recognition emblem is presented to the participants upon the successful completion of his or her Seabadge assignment. This emblem consists of a silver trident within a circle of blue olive leaves, the ancient symbol of Neptune's leadership over his dominions of the sea combined within a circle of friendship. The three prongs of the trident are symbolic of the three purposes of the Boy Scouts of America and the fact that the Seabadge participant is a spearhead of Sea Scouting in attaining the program objectives of the Boy Scouts of America.
Approval by the local Scouting Council
Currently registered in an adult Sea Scouting position for not less than one continuous year
Completed New Leader Essentials, No. 34-870, and Venturing Position Specific Training, No. 33-491C, and Sea Scout Officer Specialized Training (if available)
Willing to apply the skills and knowledge obtained through the Seabadge Conference to strengthen Sea Scouting.
For more information about upcoming courses, please consult the national Sea Scout site, www.seascout.org