Sea Scout Academy Lesson Plans

Contact me at: George@Crowl.org

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An Opening Statement

These lesson plans were created primarily for the Houston area Sea Scout Academy. However, I hope that they are also useful for other Sea Scout situations and venues.

Lesson plans and presentations will be added as they are completed. It will take a while to get them all here. They may change as I find better ways to convey the lesson.

When you download the file, it includes codes. The codes APP, ORD, ABL and QM mean Apprentice, Ordinary, Able and Quartermaster, respectively. The number is the number of the requirement. The year at the end of the file is the date of the manual. There are a few miscellaneous items as well.

The author expects everyone using the lesson plans to modify them to fit your audience and your style. There are also other resources in the DVD with the Sea Scout Manual, and on www.seascout.org.

Some lessons have an accompanying presentation. Several will not, usually because it is my judgment that it is not an appropriate aid to teaching that topic.

I invite your comments on these lesson plans, so we can have continuous improvement. If you are aware of a better example, or a great illustration that is not in them, please send them to me for inclusion. Especially, if I miss applying a change from the Sea Scout Manual, Guide to Safe Scouting, or a Coast Guard publication, please contact me so we can keep these current and accurate.

George Crowl
Skipper, Ship 1996
Sam Houston Area Council

Lesson Plans

Note that some of these lesson plans are in development.

Apprentice
Lesson Plans20122016 Presentations20122016
1 Ideals doc 24K doc 24K
2 Active Membership doc 24K 2 Active Membership ppt 2.5M
3 Leadership doc 32K doc 40K 3 Leadership ppt 2.5M ppt 2.6M
4 Swimming doc 20K doc 20K
5 Safety doc 32K doc 44K 5 Safety ppt 964K ppt 1.3M
6 Marlinspike doc 36K
6-7 Marlinspike doc 28K 6-7 Marlinspike ppt 484K
7 Boat Handling doc 24K
 
Ordinary
Lesson Plans20122016 Presentations20122016
1 Ideals doc 32K 1 Ideals ppt 8.0M
2 Active Membership doc 24K doc 24K
3 Leadership doc 28K doc 36K 3 Leadership ppt 172K ppt 324K
4 Swimming doc 16K doc 32K
5 Safety doc 80K doc 80K 5 Safety ppt 5.3M ppt 1.8M
5g Galley doc 48K doc 56K 5g Galley ppt 988K ppt 1.1M
6 Marlinspike doc 40K doc 48K 6 Marlinspike ppt 1.5M ppt 1.9M
7 Boat Handling doc 32K doc 44K 7 Boat Handling ppt 2.0M ppt 2.2M
8 Anchoring doc 24K doc 36K 8 Anchoring ppt 980K ppt 1.2M
9 Navigation Rules doc 36K doc 44K 9 Navigation Rules ppt 624K ppt 872K
10 Piloting and Navigation doc 84K doc 32K 10 Piloting Bowditch ppt 6.7M ppt 7.2M
11 Seamanship doc 60K doc 60K 11 Seamanship ppt 356K ppt 916K
12 Environment doc 20K doc 36K 12 Environment ppt 148K ppt 488K
13 Weather doc 32K 13 Weather ppt 244K
13 Cruising doc 28K
14 Cruising doc 36K
14 Boating Safety Course doc 20K
15 Boating Safety Course doc 32K
16 Electives doc 48K 16c Triangular Sail ppt 288K
 
Able
Lesson Plans20122016 Presentations20122016
1 Ideals doc 28K doc 36K
2 Active Membership doc 28K 2 Active Membership ppt 696K
3 Leadership doc 24K doc 36K 3 Leadership ppt 148K ppt 252K
4 Swimming doc 16K doc 32K
5 Safety doc 56K doc 52K 5 Safety ppt 1.3M ppt 1.6M
6 Marlinspike doc 44K doc 52K 6 Marlinspike ppt 2.5M ppt 3.0M
7 Boat Handling doc 24K doc 36K 7 Boat Handling ppt 272K ppt 456K
8 Anchoring doc 40K doc 48K 8 Anchoring ppt 3.3M ppt 1.8M
9 Navigation Rules doc 44K doc 40K 9 Navigation Rules ppt 3.5M ppt 2.4M
10 Piloting and Navigation doc 128K doc 132K 10 Piloting ppt 5.2M ppt 5.7M
11 Seamanship doc 28K doc 36K 11 Seamanship ppt 1.3M ppt 1.2M
12 Environment doc 24K doc 36K
13 Weather doc 36K 13 Weather ppt 1.3M
13 Long Cruise doc 16K
14 Long Cruise doc 32K
14 Electives doc 72K 14a Triangular Sail ppt 292K
14d Engines ppt 204K
 
Quartermaster
Lesson Plans20122016 Presentations20122016
1 Ideals doc 20K doc 28K 1 Ideals ppt 160K ppt 344K
2 Active Membership doc 24K doc 32K 2 Active Membership ppt 696K ppt 836K
3 Leadership doc 44K doc 48K 3 Leadership ppt 220K ppt 528K
4 Swimming doc 16K doc 24K
5 Safety doc 24K doc 32K 5 Safety ppt 1.3M ppt 1.1M
6 Marlinspike doc 28K doc 36K 6 Marlinspike ppt 196K ppt 324K
7 Boat Handling doc 96K doc 164K 7 Boat Handling ppt 2.6M ppt 1.7M
8 Anchoring doc 24K doc 32K 8 Anchoring ppt 192K ppt 404K
9 Navigation Rules doc 20K doc 28K 9 Navigation Rules ppt 168K ppt 332K
10 Piloting and Navigation doc 28K doc 40K 10 Piloting and Navigation ppt 516K ppt 780K
11 Weather doc 24K doc 28K 11 Weather ppt 4.1M ppt 1.3M
12 Environment doc 28K doc 36K 12 Environment ppt 484K ppt 468K
13 Electives doc 244K
13b Engines Elective ppt 1.5M
13c Vessel Maintenance Elective ppt 140K
13d Electricity Elective ppt 1.4M
13f Sextant Elective doc 2.6M
 
Electives
Lesson Plans20122016 Presentations20122016
Celestial Navigation doc 2.6M
Duty to God doc 40K
Engines doc 56K Engines ppt 2.0M
Leadership doc 36K
Maritime Tradition doc 44K Maritime Tradition ppt 592K
Ornamental Ropework doc 36K
Sailing doc 1.6M Sailing ppt 1.1M
Specialty Proficiency doc 36K
US Coast Guard Auxiliary doc 36K
US Power Squadron doc 36K
Vessel Maintenance doc 204K Vessel Maintenance ppt 1.7M
Vessels doc 40K

Other Lessons and Tools

Small Boat Sailing and Chase Boat Operations (doc, 40K)
Landship Bridge Of Honor (pdf, 20K)