Sea Scout Program Structure and Roles

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Adult Leader Roles

Scout Quarter Deck, Specialists and Crews 2023-2024

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Sea Scout Roles

  • Boatswain (pronounced: “bow-sun”). Functions as president; reports to the Skipper.
  • Boatswain’s Mate for Program Functions as a vice-president; reports to Boatswain.  Is responsible for planning  and execution of activities.
  • Boatswain’s Mate for Administration Functions as a vice president; reports to Boatswain.  Is responsible for recruitment, open houses, activities brainstorming, advancement, and ceremonies.
  • Yeoman Functions as the Ship secretary; reports to BM for Administration.
  • Purser Functions as the Ship youth treasurer; reports to BM for Administration.
  • Storekeeper Functions as the Ship officer in charge of equipment; reports to BM for Program.
  • Media Specialist Functions as the Ship webmaster and social media/public relations manager; reports to BM for Program.
  • Specialist A Ship officer with a specialized duty, in our case maintaining close communications with the Auxiliary; reports to BM for Program.
  • Chaplain’s Aide Maintains relations with the churches that let us use their facilities, organizes and directs all ceremonies (of any type).
  • Crew Chiefs. Supports the Boatswain, leads crews, gets RSVPs, collects fees with Purser.