Sailing Ships Maine 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 to 20 are invited to join. For more information, email us at

The mission of this unit is to provide year-round sailing-related educational opportunities and to put 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 Sailing Ships Portland 207-619-1842

New members and their families welcome. 
For more information:

The mission of Sailing Ships Maine is to encourage character building of youth through sail training, support education under sail and promote sail training to the public in Maine. Sailing Ships Maine is a project of Sailing Ships Portland, a 501(c)3.

P.O. BOX 517, PORTLAND, ME 04112, USA