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Join Sea Scouting with Ship 228 and the Sea Dart II

Sea Scouts from Ship 228 operate the 65’ vessel Sea Dart II, one of the largest Sea Scout vessels on the east coast, along with a fleet of smaller vessels (including sailboats) from their base located in Linden, NJ. Sea Scouting (Part of the Venturing Program of the BSA) offers young adults the opportunity to travel and learn skills that could be useful in future careers.

Whether you’re steering the vessel from the wheelhouse, learning engine room repair or visiting a new port on one of the many trips, there’s something you’ll enjoy in Sea Scouting. So, try something different, check us out, and prepare yourself to set sail for a real adventure.

Parents, give your son a valuable gift by encouraging him to join Sea Scouting today. The time you invest in him today will make a difference in the person he becomes tomorrow.

Sea Scouting is for boys and girls who are at least 14 years old (or 13 years of age and have completed  eighth grade)and under 21 years of age. The Sea Dart II is male only at this time due to the boat facilities available, but co-ed ships at the our base are available.

Follow this link for instructions on how to join Ship 228!

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2017 Cruising Schedule and Rate Guide

Posted on May 30 2017 - 10:41pm

The 2017 Cruising Schedule and Rate Guide has been published.

This 2-page flier tells you all you need to know to schedule a weekend event for your troop or group.

Friends of Scouting 2017 Link

Posted on Jan 25 2017 - 9:49pm

The link to Ship 228's 2017 Friends of Scouting campaign is here:


Although we are already at about 25%, the thermometer won't be updated until mid-February!

AIS Tracking for the 2016 Long Cruise

Posted on Aug 14 2016 - 9:50am

You can use MarineTraffic.Com to follow the Sea Dart II on the 2016 Long Cruise.  The link to the ship is:


Friends of Scouting Campaign Link

Posted on Apr 11 2016 - 11:59am

The Ship 228 Friends of Scouting campaign can be found at:


New How to Join page

Posted on Feb 10 2016 - 11:53am

Our new "How to Join" page contains easy instructions on which forms to fill out to join Ship 228!

SPAR now in files

Posted on Nov 15 2015 - 12:52pm

The official Sea Scout Personal Advancement Record (SPAR) is now available in PDF format in our Files section.  All Sea Scouts should have a copy of this to track their own rank advancement accomplishments.

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