Boatswain National2016 National BoatswainThe National Sea Scout Support Committee announces the selection of Edward Campbell of Albion, Indiana as the 2015-2016 National Sea Scout Boatswain. His term of office is June 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016. He is a member of Ship 5111, Patriotic Pearl, of the Anthony Wayne Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Edward will represent Sea Scouts from across the United States as the youth representative on the National Sea Scout Committee. He will report to the National Commodore and the National Director of Sea Scouts. He will serve as the liaison with the Regional Boatswains’ and other youth leaders.

Edward earned the highest award in Sea Scouts, the Quartermaster Award. During his tenure in Sea Scouts, he has served his ship as Ship Boatswain, Council Boatswain and currently serves as Central Region Area 6 Boatswain, which includes him running the annual, Area 6 Spring Icebreaker. He is an Eagle Scout; earned his Venturing Silver, all five Bronze awards and the Ranger Award; he is also a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow. He served as Lodge Chief of his Order of the Arrow Lodge. He is also currently involved in a Varsity Team and serves as Captain while working on his Denali Award. He is working to earn his Venturing Quest and Trust award as well. He is also wrapping up his Venturing Summit Award project.

Edward shares his reasoning for wanting to serve as the National Boatswain. His goal is to represent all youth in the program from around the country. His aspirations include expanding the program by helping to guide the formation of additional ships and expanded opportunities for all Sea Scouts. He wants to be the voice of change to help youth see what they can do through the program. He is considered an asset to the program by many who have encountered his involvement.

Join us in congratulating Edward Campbell in his selection as the 2015-2016 National Sea Scout Boatswain!

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