Sea Scouts

Now that the lockdowns due to COVID 19 have ended, and KHYC is opening up, we will be resuming activities.  Once we have events scheduled, they will be posted here.

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 48 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 and Columbia 38 (all donated by KHYC members to our program). Our more experienced Scouts act as sailing instructors, and everyone learns leadership and co-operation by sailing together as a team.  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 ([email protected]) or our Committee Chairman Brian Lavis ([email protected]).  Our program activities are not impacted by the current litigation of plaintiffs against the national Boy Scouts of America organization.


This certificate is presented by Boy Scouts of America to demonstrate the continued commitment of KHYC to providing maritime and leadership opportunities to young people through the Scouting program.  From the leaders of Ship 618, we say a heartfelt thanks to KHYC!