SBU Logo ColorThis August, National Commodore Charles Wurster will be directing the first ever freshwater Seabadge Underway Course in Mackinaw City Michigan aboard a 52′ Ketch, the Retriever, from August 15- 23.

Seabadge Underway (SBU)  provides basic vessel operation training to Sea Scout and other adult Scout leaders, with little vessel experience, to help prepare these leaders to operate a Sea Scout vessel in a safe and productive way under moderate conditions. It is also the mission of this course to provide experienced vessel operators with training in the methods and objectives of operating a Sea Scout vessel to achieve maximum benefit to the youth involved in Scouting’s programs on the water. You can learn more about the course here.

The cost of the course will be $500 plus transportation to the course with a $50 deposit due to Michigan Crossroads Council by May 31, 2015. You may download the application here, Seabadge-Underway Registration, and more information on the course can be obtained by contacting Central Region Area 2 Commodore and SBU Course Coordinator Wayne Hastings at

We look forward to seeing you in Michigan,
Seabadge Underway Team
Sea Scouts, BSA


Update 5-31-15: The six spots are filled and four people are on the wait list.