Sea Scout Ships of the Boy Scouts of America. The Sea Scouts were begun in the United Kingdom by Lord Baden-Powell and his brother, an avid sailor, Warrington Baden-Powell. Sea Scouting in America was founded in 1912. That year, Arthur A. Carey of Waltham, Massachusetts, had Sea Scouts using the schooner Pioneer and was appointed Chairman of the National Council Committee on Sea Scouting. That summer, Charles T. Longstreth organized the first Sea Scout patrol that had use of his yacht in Philadelphia. Sea Scouting, now part of the Exploring program, is organized to promote better citizenship and to improve members' boating skills and knowledge through instruction and practice in water safety, and boating skills through a program of sailing, outdoor, social, and service experiences. It also promotes knowledge of American maritime heritage. It is a co-educational program for 14 to 21 year olds.
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