This event will train youth in Sea Scout skills, with an emphasis on those required for advancement. It will also provide fellowship, recreation, and fun for Scouts.
The fee for all participants is $35. Included are breakfast, lunch, dinner Saturday, breakfast Sunday, and sleeping accommodations in the dormitories at Camp Fiesta Island.
Register for the event on Doubleknot: http://tinyurl.com/SSA2017
Sign up for classes on the San Diego-Imperial Council web site: http://seascouts.sdicbsa.org/program/sea-scout-academy/
Meet at the San Diego Youth Aquatic Center, 1750 Fiesta Island Rd, San Diego, CA 92109
Bring your CURRENT BSA Medical Form, Parts A and B. Bring your signed Activity Consent form: http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/19-673.pdf
You must notify the staff at least one week in advance of special medical or dietary considerations, medications, requests to check in or out at times outside those stated, or other things that might require special attention on the part of the staff.
ADULT LEADERS OF THEIR OWN UNITS MUST ACCOMPANY ALL YOUTH.
WHAT TO BRING
Worn or packed in ONE medium large bag, lined with a large trash bag:
- Attitude consistent with the Scout Oath and Law
- Signed Activity Consent Form
- BSA Medical Form, parts A & B
- This Boarding Manual, Sea Scout Manual, notebook and paper
- Your unit’s work or activity uniform
- Comfortable active clothing suitable for the weather and activities
- Woolies, foulies, fully enclosed deck shoes
- Sun hat, sunscreen, swimsuit, towel, water bottle
- cup, plate, bowl, cutlery (plastic preferred)
- bedroll, toiletries
- Optional: navigation tools, compass, books, board games, playing cards
DO NOT BRING (zero tolerance): alcohol; tobacco; ANY drugs, including over the counter drugs, unless registered ahead of time with staff; large or pointed knives; any weapon, explosive, incendiary or dangerous chemical or biohazard; obscene materials; anything else that COMMON SENSE would deem imprudent. Use no electronic devices except as part of organized activities.
Instructors will prepare youth in the skills described by advancement requirements. Only leaders designated by the Committee of the youth’s own unit can verify (“sign off”) advancement. Youth will be on time for the start of classes, in modest comfortable attire appropriate for the weather and the activity at hand, with paper and pencils. Individual sun protection is required.
If a Scout needs instruction for a requirement not offered, we will do our best to provide it. Obviously, the more advance notice given for these requests, the greater the likelihood of a favorable outcome.
Adult leaders of their own units must accompany all youth. Unit leadership is responsible to ensure that everyone in their units observe all BSA guidelines at all times. Adults must help with staffing duties as and when requested. Personnel will remain on the Aquatic Center premises for the entire time between check-in and checkout.
There are staff and youth dorm rooms, and male and female washing/toilet rooms. No one may enter any dorm room or washing/toilet area except those assigned to him or her at any time.
Dorm rooms are available Friday night, to units traveling from out of town. Units MUST make prior arrangements for Friday night stays. There is no meal or program Friday night.
NO FOOD OUTSIDE DESIGNATED FOOD PREP / EATING AREAS AT ANY TIME
Participants must manage their time carefully Saturday morning. Breakfast must be finished, including clearing and cleaning tables and floors, and check-in complete, between 07:00 and 07:55. Additionally, during this time Scouts must find and introduce themselves to their Administrative Representatives, who will counsel them during the program.
Saturday colors will be at 07:55 SHARP. Participants will attend colors in clothing suitable for the weather and their activities during the first class period.
Scouts must attend and actively participate in all classes they have planned. Classes may finish early. Scouts dismissed early from class must report immediately to their Administrative Representatives.
Be on time for lunch. Be sure to eat lunch, clean up, and prepare for Group 3 class on time.
Clean up the dining area by 18:30. There will be various fun and learning opportunities from 18:30 to 19:30. This is also the time to review your progress during the day, and plan and arrange to conclude any unfinished business on Sunday morning.
There will be a movie from 19:30 until about 22:00. Those who do not want to watch the movie should socialize or study quietly in the courtyard.
After the movie, use about 30 minutes to get ready for bed. Taps and lights out are at 22:30.
Sunday reveille is at 06:00.
Scouts should arrive at Sunday breakfast at 07:00, in uniform (work or activity uniform is acceptable). Bags will be packed and stacked, and Quarters thoroughly clean.
Scouts will clean up breakfast, and present for colors and devotion, at 07:45 Sunday.
When devotion concludes, at 08:30 Sunday, inspection of quarters will begin. Staff will approve dorms and the kitchen, and post them off limits at 09:00.
On satisfactory inspection, units may check out whenever ready before noon. From 09:00 until noon, Scouts may work on skills if they have arranged to do so, or they may participate in any of several organized fun activities.
San Diego Youth Aquatic Center, 1750 Fiesta Island Rd, San Diego, CA 92109
(CN – Course no., GN – group no., SN – Section no.)
|1||1||1||Basic Rules of the Road||Ordinary 9.a-d||Sail bay|
|2||1||2||Basic Charting||Ordinary 10.a, b, f||Class Room|
|3||1||3||Marine Radios and Distress Calls||Ordinary 5.e, f||Lobby|
|4||1||4||Splicing||Able 6.a||Back Picnic Tables|
|5||1||5||Turk’s head and monkey’s fist||Ornamental Ropework||Front Picnic Tables|
|6||1||6||TBD As Needed||Sea Camp Classroom|
|7||1||7||Execute Drill – Stationary||Maritime Tradition||Terrace|
|8||2||1||Rules of the Road (Lights and Sounds)||Ordinary 9.e, f||Sail bay|
|9||2||2||Fixes||Able 10.c||Class Room|
|10||2||3||Safety Afloat and Equipment||Ordinary 5.a, b||Lobby|
|11||2||4||Flat seam, round seam, and grommet eye||Able 6.b||Back Picnic Tables|
|12||2||5||Cockscombing, round braid, flat sennit braid, wall knot, and crown knot||Ornamental Ropework||Front Picnic Tables|
|13||2||6||TBD As Needed||Sea Camp Classroom|
|14||2||7||Execute Drill – Moving||Maritime Tradition||Terrace|
|15||3||1||Time||Ordinary 10.d-e||Sail bay|
|16||3||2||Double the angle on the bow||Able 10.d||Class Room|
|17||3||3||Environment for Able||Able 12.a-b||Lobby|
|18||3||4||Anchoring (Required for the on the water anchoring)||Ordinary 8.a-c, Able 8.a-c||Back Picnic Tables|
|19||3||5||Fourstrand Turk’s head, coach whipping, cockscombing,||Ornamental Ropework||Front Picnic Tables|
|20||3||6||TBD As Needed||Sea Camp Classroom|
|21||3||7||TBD As Needed||Terrace|
|22||4||1||Publications||Able 10.g||Sail bay|
|23||4||2||Charts and Aids to Navigation||Able 9.c-d||Class Room|
|24||4||3||Weather||Ordinary 13, Able 13||Lobby|
|25||4||4||Boatswain Call (Must have pipe)||Maritime Tradition||Back Picnic Tables|
|26||4||5||Eye splice in double-braided line||Quartermaster 6.b||Front Picnic Tables|
|27||4||6||TBD As Needed||Sea Camp Classroom|
|28||4||7||Rowing or paddling||Ordinary 7.b||On the Water|
|29||5||1||Special Lights and Day Shapes||Able 9.b||Sail bay|
|30||5||2||Radar||Able 10.f||Class Room|
|31||5||3||Heavy Weather||Quartermaster 5.a-b||Lobby|
|32||5||4||Painting||Able 11.d||Back Picnic Tables|
|33||5||5||Ornamental Ropework (Continued)||Ornamental Ropework||Front Picnic Tables|
|34||5||6||TBD As Needed||Sea Camp Classroom|
|35||5||7||Anchoring||Ordinary 8.d||On the Water|
|36||6||1||Blocks||Able 6.a||Sail bay|
|37||6||2||Double the angle on the bow||Able 10.d||Class Room|
|38||6||3||Quartermaster Project Planning||Quartermaster 1.a||Lobby|
|39||6||4||Fiberglass repair||Vessel Maintenance||Back Picnic Tables|
|40||6||5||Knots for Ordinary||Ordinary 6.b||Front Picnic Tables|
|41||6||6||TBD As Needed||Sea Camp Classroom|
|42||6||7||Anchoring||Ordinary 8.d||On the Water|