SEA STAR ACADEMY 2019

EDUCATION ON THE WATER

Sea Star Academy is a regional Sea Scout learning experience directly related to Sea Scouts advancement and the development of youth leadership. Youth may choose from 1 of 7 tracks of study. Youth are taught advancement skills such as seamanship, navigation, crew drills, and more.

KEEPING TRACK

Seven Training Tracks are available for
Sea Scout Youth ranging from Recruit (1st year) to

Been-There-Done-That (5th year).

Tracks 1-4, 6A & 6B are designed upon a typical Scout advancement path as outlined in the Sea Scout Manual. Rank requirements reflect advancements described in the Sea Scout Manual published in 2016.

TRACK 5 SEAL PREP, the Sea Scout Experience Advanced Leadership (SEAL) training program is designed to teach leadership skills while underway. SEAL is designed to "jump start" the junior leaders of new ships and to fine-tune leadership experience ships. It is a hard core, physically and mentally demanding, and remarkably rewarding hands-on leadership experience.

Youth on the SEAL Track will be housed at Lakewood Yacht Club.  All Training Tracks will begin and end their weekend at Sea Star Base Galveston.

2019 REGISTRATION

WHO MAY ATTEND

All registered BSA Sea Scouts and Venturers. This is a regional event so ships from outside Bay Area Council are welcome.  Scouts must be at least 13 years old or older. Youth are anyone under 20.

WHAT’S COVERED

Cost for weekend camps covers berthing, five meals, evening snacks, and all necessary camp supplies (practice ropes, handouts, fuel, etc.)

On the first day lunch will not be served, so bring a sack lunch or eat before arriving at camp.

Place

Sea Star Base Galveston
7509 Broadway
Galveston, TX

77554

TIME

Schedule Coming Soon!

STUDY TRACKS

TRACKS 1-4, 6A-6B (Youth)

$75 if staying in dorm

$45 for camping

(Must camp as a Unit with 2-deep leadership

per BSA Guide to Safe Scouting)


TRACK 5 SEAL PREP

$40 limited to 20 youth

(Youth & APPROVED STAFF ONLY)


STAFF & ADULT LEADERSHIP

$75 if staying in dorm, $45 for camping

(Must camp as a Unit with 2-deep leadership

per BSA Guide to Safe Scouting)


ADULT LEADERSHIP

Each unit must have at least one adult leader for each 10 youth with a 2 adult minimum. Units with female members must provide appropriate female adult leadership or make arrangements.

WHAT TO BRING

Bring warm clothing, a good jacket,

and foul weather gear if needed.
 

Boat shoes or shoes with light colored soles to minimize boat wear (NO OPEN TOED SHOES).
 

Sleeping bag or blankets.
 

Modest sleep wear.
 

YOUR OWN DRINKING CUP

PREREQUISITES

Participants must provide:

A completed SSBG Waiver Form


A completed BSA Health Form (Parts A & B)


A Sea Scout work uniform. The chambray/dungarees (youth), or khakis (adults) or the new century uniforms are preferred. A Sea Scout Class B T-shirt/blue jeans are also acceptable.
 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

2020 Registration coming soon!

For program Details and Requirements and Questions Please Read the...
Boarding Manual

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

MARGARET CANDLER

CAPTAIN

mcandler@ssbgalveston.org

MERIT BADGE & NOVA AWARDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Scouts of America's Merit Badge and NOVA Awards programs incorporate learning with cool activities and exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers.

 

The hope is that the requirements and activities for earning these awards stimulates interest in STEM-related fields and shows how science, technology, engineering and mathematics apply to everyday living and the world around them. Counselors and mentors help bring this engaging, contemporary, and fun program to life for youth members.

SSBG

1-2-3 Go!

NOVA AWARD 2019
CLOSED

PROGRAM STARTING DATE

April 20th, 2019

NOVA AWARD BELT LOOP / PIN

Computers

​Registration must be completed by April 1st, 2019

Description: The 1-2-3 Go! NOVA Award program is designed to help you explore how math affects your life each day. Math is essential to our understanding of the world around us. In our jobs, education, and free time we as humans use math to compute, understand, and explain our surroundings and thoughts.

 

The computers belt loop/pin will aid in our endeavor to learn more about math and the processes used to compute answers to our questions. Computers can be used for more than math problems, too. Participants will learn how to identify parts of a computer, write thank you letters, organize information, and even complete research on an interesting topic. Computers make our daily lives easier and more interesting, but they can be used for so much more.

 

This program will help participants explore the endless possible uses of a computer, and how computers can aid in our exploration of the earth and the universe.­

SSBG

Oceanography

MERIT BADGE 2019

CLOSED

PROGRAM STARTING DATE

May 11th, 2019

MERIT BADGE(S)

Oceanography

​Registration must be completed by May 1st, 2019

Description: Oceanography covers all aspects of ocean study and exploration, and the Oceanography merit badge will help you study and learn about the oceans.

 

The oceans cover more than 70 percent of our planet, and this merit badge will let you explore the interactions between the vast oceans and our lands. You will learn about the different branches of Oceanography, and you will study the bottom of the ocean.

 

By completing experiments and research, you will gain a better understanding of how the ocean waters affect the animals, plants, and land that they touch.

SSBG

Science Everywhere

NOVA AWARD 2019

CLOSED

PROGRAM STARTING DATE

August 17th, 2019

NOVA AWARD BELT LOOP / PIN

Science

​Registration must be completed by August 1st, 2019

Description: The Science Everywhere NOVA Award is designed to help you explore how science affects your life each day.

 

The Science belt loop/pin will teach you how to complete scientific experiments and will help you learn how to present your experiment results in an interesting and fun way.

 

You will learn about animals in the oceans, the different phases of water, and how levers and pulleys make your life easier on a daily basis. This program will help you use science to understand the world around you.

SSBG

TECH TALK

NOVA AWARD 2019

CLOSED

PROGRAM STARTING DATE

September 21st, 2019

NOVA AWARD BELT LOOP / PIN

Map & Compass

​Registration must be completed by September 1st, 2019

Description: Technology is everywhere in our world. Most children in our area of the world grow up with a working knowledge of the technology we use daily: cell phones and computers.

 

This NOVA Award program will help cub scouts learn more about familiar technology, as well as learn about modern technology they have never experienced before.

 

For the Map and Compass belt loop/pin, participants will explore the uses and advantages of using a map and compass, as well as how to us a map and compass to find your way. Technology is ever evolving, and participants will learn about the innovative ideas and programs that help bring to life the technology of our world.

SSBG

FISHING &

FISH & WILDLIFE MNGT

MERIT BADGE 2019

PROGRAM STARTING DATE

December 14th, 2019

MERIT BADGE(S)

Fishing

Fish & Wildlife Management

​Registration must be completed by December 1st, 2019

Description: When early humans discovered that there were fish in the waters and that the fish were good to eat, they began to devise methods for catching those fish. Over time, their methods of catching fish evolved from catching them with their hands, to nets, and finally using lures on poles.

 

The Fishing merit badge program will help you explore the rich history of fishing, and its progression from a necessity for food to the sport it is today. You will learn about the different types of fishing gear, as well as how and when to use the different types of gear.

 

For the Fish & Wildlife Management merit badge, you will learn about wildlife conservation, and why it is important for the health of the animal populations. You will spend time researching local species, how they are affected by human interactions, and how humans can help keep their populations healthy.

 

By taking these two merit badge programs together, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the animals in the ocean, as well as animals on land, and how we as humans can safely interact with their environments.

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU

  • SSBG Release Form
     

  • Lunch / Water Bottle
     

  • Rain Gear
     

  • Sweatshirt / light coat
     

  • Pen and notebook
     

  • Sunscreen/ sunglasses
     

  • Closed toe shoes ( NO SANDALS )
     

  • Merit Badge book
     

  • Scout uniform is not required but is encouraged (we want you to be comfortable). Pack & Troop t-shirts are perfect.

  • Completed prerequisites specific to the program you are attending
     

  • Merit Badge Blue Card signed by your Scoutmaster
     

NOVA & MERIT BADGE PROGRAM

REGISTRATION

PROGRAM COST

$60.00 per Participant

OCCUPANCY

A minimum of 8 must register in order for the class to happen.  Maximum of 24.

LOCATION

 

SEA STAR BASE GALVESTON

7509 Broadway  •  Galveston, Tx 77554.

Call with any questions: 409-572-2560.

PROGRAM TIME

8 am-5 pm

PREREQUISITES

There are no prerequisites for these

NOVA Awards or Merit Badges

Register your Scout today for the Nova and Merit Badge Program at the

 

Bay Area Council

409-744-5206 or www.bacbsa.org

SEASTARBASE

PHONE
409-572-2560

FAX
409-572-2564

EMAIL
info@ssbgalveston.org


LOCATION
7509 Broadway
Galveston, Texas 77554


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