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==Section One — Aids to Navigation==
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|name= Qualified Seaman Bar Award
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|caption = The [https://www.scoutshop.org/qualified-seaman-pin-4053.html bar (No. 4053)] is awarded upon completion of the Qualified Seaman course.
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The [[Qualified Seaman]] Course is designed for [[Sea Scout]] [[ships]] whose members are not interested in following the advancement plan leading to [[Quartermaster]], or <nowiki>[it]</nowiki> can serve as a training outline for traditional ships. The entire membership of a ship can work as a group in the course led by the ship’s adult officers and/or qualified instructors.
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Details supporting the course outlines are found in the technical sections of the [[Sea Scout Manual]] along with references to other publications listed in the bibliography.
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== Qualified Seaman Course ==
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===Section One — Aids to Navigation===
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<li>Aids to navigation</li>
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<li>Government publications—tide tables, Notice to Mariners, etc.</li>
<li>Government publications—tide tables, Notice to Mariners, etc.</li>
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==Section Two — Rules of the Road==
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===Section Two — Rules of the Road===
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<li>Purpose of rules of the road</li>
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<li>Orders to the helmsman</li>
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==Section Three — Seamanship==
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===Section Three — Seamanship===
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<li>Lookout</li>
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<li>Types and use of anchors</li>
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==Section Four — Safety==
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===Section Four — Safety===
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<li>Necessary equipment</li>
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<li>First aid</li>
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==Section Five — Piloting==
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===Section Five — Piloting===
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<li>The compass—description and use</li>
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<li>Working a course</li>
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==Section Six — Charts==
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===Section Six — Charts===
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<li>Speed, distance, and time</li>
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==Section Seven — Safe Boating==
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===Section Seven — Safe Boating===
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==Section Eight — Operating a Boat==
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===Section Eight — Operating a Boat===
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<li>Demonstrate proper operation of a sailboat or a powerboat.
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<li>Operate the boat in a proper manner and make a correct landing.</li>
<li>Operate the boat in a proper manner and make a correct landing.</li>
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<li>Conclusion—Present Qualified Seaman Bar, No. 04053, to those successfully completing the course.</li>
 
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'''NOTE:''' Most of the requirements for earning the Small-Boat Handler bar are met by each state’s [https://www.nasbla.org National Association of State Boating Law Administrators] boating safety course. State agencies provide group instruction, as well as online instruction and testing. NASBLA-approved boating safety courses are also taught by the [https://www.usps.org U.S. Power Squadrons] and the [http://cgaux.org U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary].
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== External Links ==
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* [https://www.scoutshop.org/qualified-seaman-pin-4053.html Qualified Seaman bar award (No. 4053)] &mdash; ScoutShop.org
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* [https://seascout.org/download/qualified-seaman-spar/ Qualified Seaman SPAR] (Aug. 9, 2016) &mdash; SeaScout.org
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* [https://seascout.org/download/qualified-seaman-course-outline/ The Qualified Seaman Course Outline] (Sep. 6, 2016) &mdash; SeaScout.org
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* [https://www.nasbla.org National Association of State Boating Law Administrators] &mdash; NASBLA.org
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* [https://www.usps.org United States Power Squadrons®] &mdash; USPS.org
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* [http://cgaux.org United States Coast Guard Auxiliary] &mdash; CGAux.org
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[[Category: Sea Scout awards]]

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Qualified Seaman Bar Award

The bar (No. 4053) is awarded upon completion of the Qualified Seaman course.
Created:
Level:Sea Scout


The Qualified Seaman Course is designed for Sea Scout ships whose members are not interested in following the advancement plan leading to Quartermaster, or [it] can serve as a training outline for traditional ships. The entire membership of a ship can work as a group in the course led by the ship’s adult officers and/or qualified instructors.

Details supporting the course outlines are found in the technical sections of the Sea Scout Manual along with references to other publications listed in the bibliography.

Contents

Qualified Seaman Course

Section One — Aids to Navigation

  1. Aids to navigation
  2. The buoyage system
  3. Use of various buoys
  4. Storm warnings—publications and charts
  5. Other storm warnings
  6. Daymarks on vessels
  7. Dredges, moored vessels, and towing
  8. Daymarks, beacons, minor lights, and ranges
  9. Intracoastal waterway markings, buoys, and aids
  10. Lightships and lighthouses
  11. Radio beacons
  12. Government publications—tide tables, Notice to Mariners, etc.

Section Two — Rules of the Road

  1. Purpose of rules of the road
  2. Danger zone, right of way
  3. Sound signals
  4. Lights
  5. Orders to the helmsman

Section Three — Seamanship

  1. Lookout
  2. Bearings, reporting
  3. Taking soundings
  4. Marlinspike seamanship
  5. Types and use of anchors

Section Four — Safety

  1. Necessary equipment
  2. Hazards
  3. Hull inspection
  4. Firefighting
  5. Proper fueling
  6. Life jackets
  7. Charts
  8. Weather
  9. Man overboard drill—class project
  10. Grounding
  11. First aid

Section Five — Piloting

  1. The compass—description and use
  2. Compass boxing contest
  3. Operating by visual aids
  4. Working a course

Section Six — Charts

  1. Definition of charts
  2. Orientation and dividers
  3. Chart symbols
  4. Speed, distance, and time

Section Seven — Safe Boating

  1. Operation
  2. Principles of sailing
  3. Powerboat operation

Section Eight — Operating a Boat

  1. Demonstrate proper operation of a sailboat or a powerboat.
    1. Safety checklist
    2. Emergency procedure
    3. Handling lines
    4. Correct anchoring
    5. Use a chart—lay out a course
    6. Operate the boat in a proper manner and make a correct landing.


NOTE: Most of the requirements for earning the Small-Boat Handler bar are met by each state’s National Association of State Boating Law Administrators boating safety course. State agencies provide group instruction, as well as online instruction and testing. NASBLA-approved boating safety courses are also taught by the U.S. Power Squadrons and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

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