Seabadge Advanced Leadership Training
Seabadge is intense leadership and management training focused on the "how-to" aspects of managing a successful youth led Sea Scout program. While Seabadge was developed as an advanced leadership training program for experienced Sea Scout adult leaders the course is open to all adult Scout leaders. The driving theme for the training is to "Focus on Youth", which makes the course especially valuable for any Scout leader dealing with older youth. Seabadge does not cover topics like boating, knots, or other program-related materials found in the Sea Scout Manual.
Overview & Purpose
Seabadge is a weekend course that begins Friday afternoon and concludes with a closing ceremony before lunch on Sunday. Course participants and staff function as a model ship to help participants understand how a ship or youth-led unit should function. The curriculum includes twenty sessions, with established objectives, that are presented in a motivating and informative forum.
The objectives of Seabadge are to:
Course applicants must meet the following minimum standard requirements prior to consideration for participation in a Seabadge course:
Sea Scout participants will wear the official Sea Scout uniforms as described in the Sea Scout Manual. The dress uniform will be worn for the banquet and graduation. The work uniform will be worn during the remainder of the course.
Other Scout participants will wear their official Scouting uniforms (official Scout leader shirt, Scout pants, leather or web belt, and official socks) with the shoulder loops signifying their Scouting program. Each person has the option of wearing uniform short, long pants, or a skirt.
For Councils - How to Host a Course
A Seabadge course can be sponsored by a council, a group of councils or by a region after determining a need to conduct a course. The host council will:
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Seabadge staff members must meet the following qualifications:
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Course Director Requirements
In addition to meeting the requirements for a Seabadge staff member, to serve as a Seabadge course director a Sea Scout adult leader must have the following qualifications:
Course Application Deadline Calculator
The National Sea Scout Support Committee must receive requests to host a Seabadge Course at least 9 months in advance of the anticipated course date. The earliest course date for applications received today will be: April 30,2015
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