Three Harbors Council, BSA
330 South 84th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53214-1468

Sea Scout Leader Training

Training is available for all Sea Scout leaders, including Skippers, mates and committee members.


When am I Considered Trained?

Being a "trained" Venturing leader includes two main requirements: Youth Protection and position-specific training.

Venturing Youth Protection Training

All adults in ANY position in Scouting must complete Youth Protection training. Youth Protection is also highly recommended for any Scout parents or adults who may assist at the crew level, even if they are not registered. Youth Protection training must be completed every two years in order to remain valid. Training can be done online at, or it can be completed in a group setting.
The Sea Scouting program uses the Venturing Youth Protection course due to the program's coed nature and the wider age-range of its participants. Sea Scout leaders must complete Venturing Youth Protection in order to be considered trained.
Learn more about Scouting's Youth Protection guidelines and its barriers to abuse at

Position-Specific Training

Each adult leader position in Sea Scouting has its own specialized training to get you on the fast track to leading a Sea Scout ship. These basic training courses can be taken online at Position-specific training available for Sea Scout leaders includes: 
  • Skipper and Mate
    • Sea Scout Adult Leader Basic Training
  • Ship Committee Chair and Committee Members
    • Sea Scout Adult Leader Basic Training



    What's Next?

    Go beyond the basics to learn more about Scouting and how to be an effective Sea Scout leader! Some courses are available online while others are available in-person.


    Some courses are available in the e-Learning section of A login is required, but anyone may create a user account and view the courses. Registered members of the BSA may provide their member numbers (as part of the user profile) to receive credit.
    These include:
    • Safe Swim Defense
    • Safety Afloat
    • Weather Hazards
    • Climb On Safely
    • Trek Safely
    More information about creating an e-learning account.


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