Sea Scouting is a co-educational program for young adults between the ages of 14 and 21. Young adults that are 13 years old and have completed the eighth grade are also eligible to join.

Sea Scouting is organized to promote better citizenship and to improve members’ boating skills and knowledge through instruction and practice in water safety, boating skills, outdoor, social, and service experiences, and knowledge of our maritime heritage. Sea Scouting happens on, in and under the water.

We are also involved in recreational boating, marine science and/or maritime careers. Sea Scouting offers the challenge and excitement of the sea including sailing, navigation, safety, communications, mechanics, weather, piloting, and much more. Sea Scouting is an adventure on both land and sea!

Prior sailing experience is not necessary or required. Beginners are welcome! Feel free to navigate our site to learn more about who we are and what we do.

Sea Scout Ship 717 is part of the Dan Beard Council Trailblazer District, B.S.A. The main membership requirements are to enjoy boats and be interested in learning how to operate, maintain, and develop nautical skills.

Ship 717 uses boats, seamanship and nautical skills to develop character and leadership qualities in young people. Nationwide the Sea Scouting program has over 7,000 youth participating in 550 Ships. Ship 717 has compiled an impressive record of accomplishments, including over 35 days of on-water activities. These ranged from formal training in boating handling, rules of the road, safety drills and boat maintenance with a good measure of fun thrown in.

Explore The Fleet

Click on the following images to see the Ship 717 fleet.

2015 Sail Camp

Ship 717’s sail camp is one of our most fun and exciting times of the year!!! This year, sail camp will be held at Rocky Fork lake in Hillsboro Ohio. We will be there for 8 fun filled days!!! Come out and join us for a great week […]


Rendezvous 2014

Sea Scout Ship 717 had their annual Rendezvous at Rocky Fork Lake, Hillsboro, Ohio this past June. This High Adventure Ship had a great time sailing and participating in sailing, kayaking, and motor-boating through the week. sea scout rendezvous 2014 Final

Tim Weber Sea Scouts Cincinnati

Meet our Skipper Tim Weber

Tim Weber is Ship 717 Skipper. You will not meet a more involved individual in the Boy Scouts of America more dedicated to his ship. Between his heavy retail hours of work its amazing the time Tim puts into his passion to make the Sea Scouts the […]

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