Sea Scouts - Santa Cruz, CA
Our vessels are a living testimonial to the success of the Sea Scout program, and demonstrate what can be done with the cooperation and hard work of the Volunteers, Scouts, and Sponsors like the Santa Cruz Host Lions Club
We are in need of volunteers. As you may know, a ship is in continuous need of upkeep and repair. We are looking for men and women who can help teach us about Ship Maintenance/Repair, Sailing, Navigation, Fishing and more. Adult program volunteers are also needed to help co-manage our Scout program.
Our budget of 65,000.00 a year supports all ship operations, day cruises, weekend overnights, and our long Summer Cruise. We sponsor scouts in need so they can be a part of our program. Additionally our budget covers important repairs, haul outs and maintenance.
Our Sea Scouts run and maintain our ship. Through day-long and extended excursions our Scouts practice team work while having fun boating and exploring the coast. In addition to running our ship, Scouts participate in regional regattas sharing skills and activities with other Sea Scout Ships. Weekly meetings and at least monthly activities are a mix fun, training, and leadership development.
Make a Donation
Santa Cruz Youth Maritime Foundation is a private non-profit 501(c)3 organization based in Santa Cruz, California who own and sponsor the SSS Pearls Sea Scout Ship #669.
Help Keep Us Afloat! MAKE A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION TO SCYMF. All of your donations will go to the support of youth in our local community. Our tax ID number is: 88-3275728.
Donate a Water Vessel
In addition to financial support, SSS 669 values donations that help get our Scouts out on the water. Specifically, we are seeking paddle boards, kayaks, an 8-Oar Pull Boat or other boat over 22 feet in good working condition. We received our 39' Trawler "The Pearls" via a donation and it has served as a foundation of our program. Contact us via email to discuss donating a water vessel.
Protecting Our Oceans
We’re training our youth to sail and protect our Oceans! Santa Cruz Youth Maritime Foundation. A California Non-Profit Corporation. Federal ID #88-3275728.
About The Pearls
The Sea Scout Ship 669 “The Pearls” - 38 foot Trawler
Make a Donation
We are grateful for your donations! This link will take you to our donation page.