Sea Scout Experience Advanced Leadership Training
Sea Scout Experience Advanced Leadership (SEAL) Training is a petty officer (youth) leadership training course offered by the Sea Scout Support Committee. It is an intensive, one week leadership course conducted aboard ship at sea. Successful completion of SEAL Training allows the graduate to wear the SEAL Training Award, a silver pin with twin dolphins, on their uniform above the left pocket.
Noting a lack of sea scout-specific youth leadership training, the National Sea Scout Committee developed the Sea Explorer Advanced Leadership (SEAL) course in 1996. With the creation of Venturing in 1998, Sea Explorers were renamed Sea Scouts, the SEAL acronym was kept (now standing for Sea Scout Advanced Leadership).
SEAL Training is intended to be a leadership course. While it is conducted on board an active sailing vessel, it is not intended that seamanship be taught. Students should have a thorough understanding of basic seamanship prior to the course.
To attend a SEAL class you must:
- Be a registered Sea Scout
- Earned the Seaman Ordinary rank prior to attending SEAL training
- Have a thorough, working knowledge of Chapter four of the Sea Scout Manual