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    • There is a ship near by, they have 7 sailboats and 10 active scouts 🙂  We are going to sail with the skipper at the end of the month.   Civil Air Patrol?  Tell me more about that.
    • When you arrive, if the staff thinks your bags are too big they will provide you bags to transfer into.  I am sure you will be fine.   Sounds like you will have a lot of experience onboard. Some of our scouts took a bonine everyday,  I have sailed before so I didn't take anything.  We didn't get sick. I used a inflatable sleeping pad, it is a Klymit pad (the V-Luxe) and was a little wide.  The standard Klymit pad would work better.
    • Don't sweat the small (or slightly large) stuff. If you duffels will store as a carry on your flight, it will make moving through the airport that much easier. The Seabase staff aren't sitting there with measuring tapes. I got seasick day one as we were mooring over Looe Key Reef. Heat+below+writing+heavy meal the day before+scout didn't close the valve on the head = I'm rushing up to hurl over the rail. Attracted a bunch of yellowtail, then tarpon though. Made for great snorkeling.
    • 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.
    • Two members of our troop are also in Sea Scouts.  I don't know a lot about it, but they seem to enjoy it.  As long as your son's schedule allows it, I'd say give it a try.
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