South Bay Sea Scouts


The South Bay Sea Scouts provides kids from underserved communities an opportunity to safely enjoy the ocean, learn to love it and to protect it.


Ship 753 – South Bay Sea Scout  was established by Oceanforce Foundation at the end of 2012 as a way to provide young adults between the ages of 14 – 21 with the opportunity to learn valuable water and life skills. Organized under the rules and regulations of the Boy Scouts of America, the group is open to all community members in the San Diego/Tijuana border region and aims to create agents of positive change in their communities.

South Bay Sea Scouts study general maritime skills such as navigation, sailing, safety in the water, rules of the road, marlinespike seamanship, and boat maintenance. South Bay Sea Scouts have the opportunity to practice those skills underway on both power and sailing vessels. There is also the equally important elements of leadership, team building, professional conduct, trust and all the other values that the Sea Scouts have come to represent.

We put particular emphasis on water-based activities, such as kayaking, canoing, sailing, and rowing. Depending on the weather conditions and the season, these activities are conducted in the San Diego Bay, near by rivers or sometimes the open sea, in small or large vessels. The South Bay Sea Scouts is a program that provides limitless opportunities for all Scouts or just older Scouts. The South Bay Sea Scouts provides kids from low income families a chance to enjoy the ocean, learn to love it and to protect it.

We believe that while interacting and learning to love the oceans, our Sea Scouts also hold the key to a promising future for our world.