Sea Scouts

All Sea Scout activities (except boat maintenance by dedicated and masked adult leaders) are temporarily suspended until the mitigation of COVID19 allows us to have teenagers in close proximity.

Sea Scouts is an organization within the Boy Scouts of America that has a rich maritime heritage and has been serving youth for over 100 years. It is focused on providing young men and women 11-21 with fun and camaraderie on the water while they learn safety, maritime skills, teamwork, community service and leadership. Our local Sea Scout Ship (Called "Grand Explorer" or Ship 618) has been chartered/sponsored by King Harbor Yacht Club for over 30 years.

Sea Scouts has traditionally been focused on high school age youth, but we are beginning a new program tailored specifically for junior high (ages 11-14) youth called Maritime Explorers.


Our ship focuses on sailing and motorboating. We learn to sail on our fleet of Cal 20’s, and as we progress in skill level, the youth learn to sail our Martin 242, Columbia 38,Dennis Choate 33 racing sloop (all donated by KHYC members to our program). We help out KHYC where we can at various events throughout the year. We also teach merit badge classes to Scout troops and provide a “Day at Sea” to introduce younger Scouts to Sea Scouting.

We appreciate that the Holiday Parade committee and KHYC has chosen for many years to name us as one of the beneficiaries of the annual King Harbor Boat Parade.

To contact us, please email our Skipper Jeff Chambers ( or our Committee Chairman Brian Lavis (  Our program activities are not impacted by the current litigation of plaintiffs against the national Boy Scouts of America organization.