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Youth Advancement and Award Opportunities

Advancement is not part of the formal at Sea Base experience. Sea Base does not have structured merit badge programs  or merit badge instructors. Advancement is however a key component in ensuring that your unit is prepared for your Sea Base Adventure.  The following are our recommendations of awards and advancements your troop/ship/crew may consider preparing for ahead of your adventure. 

Boy Scout Advancement Opportunities

Merit Badges:

  • Astronomy
  • Bird Study
  • Cooking
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Life Saving
  • Oceanography
  • Photography
  • Scuba Diving
  • Small Boat Sailing
  • Signs Signals and Codes
  • Weather


  • BSA Kayaking
  • BSA Snorkeling
  • BSA Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

Venturing Advancement Opportunities

Discovery Award:

  • Tier II & Tier III Adventures

Pathfinder Award:

  • Leadership Section
    • Tier II & Tier III Adventures
    • NAYLE

Summit Award:

  • Leadership Section
    • Tier II & Tier III Adventures
    • NAYLE

Sea Scouts Advancement Opportunities

Many requirements can be completed participating at the Florida Sea Base for the following Sea Scou Ranks:

  • Apprentice Rank
  • Ordinary Rank
  • Able Rank
  • Quartermaster Rank


About SeaBase

Located in Islamorada and on Summerland Key in the beautiful Florida Keys, Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island, Bahamas, and in the U.S. Virgin Islands the near shore reefs and crystal-clear waters offer unparalleled opportunities for long term and short term programs year round. Our Conference facilities are utilized for youth and adult Scouting Conferences and non-Scouting groups when available.