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    • If there's an active ship nearby, it may be well worth his time. And @MattR, you would have been right a couple of years ago. For a while, Sea Scouts was put under the Venturing division. Then it move back to being its own thing. No clue why. It is possible to have a venturing crew that boats a lot. (E.g. Canoe Trails.) The differences would be the advancement structure, uniforming, and probably the dedication to maintaining their own vessel(s). He might also consider something completely different like Civil Air Patrol. I've seen a couple of scouts really enjoy moving on to that.
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