Apprentice

Apprentice requirements

1. Ideals

a. Qualify as a member of your Sea Scout ship by taking part in the ship’s admission ceremony.

b. Repeat from memory and discuss with an adult leader, an Able Scout, or a Quartermaster Scout the Scout Oath and Law and the Sea Promise, and agree to carry out the provisions of your ship’s code and bylaws.

c. Demonstrate acceptable courtesies used aboard a Sea Scout vessel.

d. Demonstrate the proper procedure for boarding a Sea Scout vessel and landship.

2. Active Membership

a. Provide evidence that you are fulfilling your financial obligations to your ship, including helping with fundraisers.

b. Obtain a Sea Scout uniform. Describe the Sea Scout uniform. Tell how and when to wear the uniform.

c. Meet your ship’s bylaws requirement for active participation in your ship’s meetings and activities for three months.

3. Leadership

a. Describe your ship’s organization, including the youth and adult leadership positions.

b. Demonstrate your ability to identify insignia of youth and adult leadership positions. Explain the chain of command in your ship.

4. Swimming

a. Jump feet first into water over the head in depth. Level off and swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 yards using an easy resting backstroke. The 100 yards must be completed in one swim without stops and must include at least one sharp turn. After completing the swim, rest by floating. (Refer to the BSA’s Swimming merit badge instruction if you need to improve your swimming strokes.)

b. Discuss the BSA Safe Swim Defense plan and explain how it is used to protect Sea Scouts and other groups during swimming activities.

5. Safety

a. Explain the uses, advantages, and disadvantages of the various types of Coast Guard–approved life jackets. Demonstrate the proper use and care of life jackets used by your ship. Discuss your state's boating laws as they relate to life jacket wear.

b. Identify visual day and night marine distress signals, and know their location and the proper use for your ship’s vessel(s).

c. Use the Distress Communications Form to demonstrate the procedure to send the following VHF emergency messages: Mayday, Pan Pan, and Security.

6. Marlinsspike Seamanship

Using both large and small lines, tie and explain the use of the following knots: overhand, square, figure eight, bowline, two half hitches, clove hitch, sheet bend, and cleat hitch.

7. Boat Handling

a. Name the principal parts of a typical sailboat and a runabout. b. Describe the identifying characteristics of a sloop, ketch, yawl, cutter, and schooner. c. Demonstrate the ability to use a heaving line.

8. Service

a. Log at least eight hours of work on ship equipment, projects, or activities other than regular ship meetings, parties, dances, or fun events. b. Participate with your ship for at least eight hours in community service projects. Note: Arrange for this work through the ship’s officers.

Apprentice resources

1a. Admissions Ceremony

ADMISSION OF NEW MEMBERS, boatswain’s mate New members can be brought in and registered at any time, but in many ships the official admission ceremony for new members is generally carried out during the second ship meeting of each month. This should be an impressive, formal welcome of the new member to the ship and should be scheduled immediately after each new member is registered.

1b. Scout Oath, Law, and Sea Promise

The Scout Oath. On my honor I will do my best To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; and To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

The Scout Law. A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

The Sea Promise. As a Sea Scout I promise to do my best: • To guard against water accidents • To know the location and proper use of the lifesaving devices on every boat I board • To be prepared to render aid to those in need • To seek to preserve the motto of the sea: Women and Children First.

1c. Courtesies Used Aboard

Sea Scout Courtesy. Page 39 of Sea Scout Manual.

https://slideplayer.com/slide/13133195/


1d. Demonstrate the proper procedure for boarding a Sea Scout vessel and landship.

See Landship Ceremonies files below.

]Session 1 -Landship Ceremony.pdf
Landship_Ceremonies Script.pdf
AP IDEALS 1.d, Appendix A, Landship Ceremony.docx.pdf
AP IDEALS 1.d, Appendix B, The Boatswain’s Pipe.docx.pdf
AP IDEALS 1.d, Appendix C, Landship Notes.docx.pdf

2a. Financial Obligations


2b. Sea Scouts Uniform


3a. Ship's Organization


3b. Identify Insignia


4a. Swimming


4b. BSA Safe Swim Defense Plan


4a. Swimming

Jump feetfirst into water over the head in depth. Level off and swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 yards using an easy, resting backstroke. The 100 yards must be completed in one swim without stops and must include at least one sharp turn. After completing the swim, rest by floating.

https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Swimming.pdf


4b. BSA Safe Swim Defense Plan

Discuss the BSA Safe Swim Defense plan and explain how it is used to protect Sea Scouts and other groups during swimming activities.


Apprentice 5 (Safety) (1).pdf

Apprentice 5. Safety

Apprentice Requirement 5 (safety). It’s not 100% complete, but a very good usable format for online presentations.

AP SAFETY 5.a, Coast Guard Approved Life Jackets.pptx

5a. Life Jackets. Slides

Explain the uses, advantages, and disadvantages of the various types of Coast Guard–approved life jackets. Demonstrate the proper use and care of life jackets used by your ship. Discuss your state's boating laws as they relate to life jacket wear.

Apprentice #5A-D.pptx

Apprentice 5. Presented by 2020-21 NER Area 5 Quarterdeck


5a. Life Jackets . Video

Explain the uses, advantages, and disadvantages of the various types of Coast Guard–approved life jackets. Demonstrate the proper use and care of life jackets used by your ship. Discuss your state's boating laws as they relate to life jacket wear.

5a, b, c. Marine Safety Equipment


5b. Marine Distress Signals

Sea Scout Marine Flare Demo. Local Sea Scout ship 1212 marine flare educational event.


6. Knots for the Sea Scout Apprentice Rank


6. Sea Scout Aprentice & Ordinary knots.

LCDR Wayne Stacey, USCG (ret.) demonstrates how to tie Sea Scout Apprentice and ordinary knots.

Coast Guard Auxiliary Sea Scout - AuxScout

7a. Parts of a sailboat


7b. Characteristics of a Sloop...


7c. Heaving Line




8a. Eight Hours of Work.


8b. Eight Hours of Community Service


1d. Boarding A Vessel and Landship

Formal Boarding of a Sea Scout Vessel or Landship. Page 40 of Sea Scout Manual.