Uniforming is an important part of developing program recognition and self-identity. By wearing the Sea Scout uniform, youth make a statement to observers about courtesy, thoughtfulness, honesty, and other core values that convey character.
Working on a vessel reinforces the fact that with privilege comes responsibility. The same is true with the privilege of wearing the Sea Scouts uniform. Anything done while wearing the uniform reflects upon the reputation of all Sea Scouts in our nation. It becomes each Sea Scouts' responsibility to always do the right thing, and it becomes each Sea Scout’s responsibility to keep the Sea Scouts uniform correctly creased, cleaned, and maintained. Purchase uniforms from one of the area Scout Shops or from www.scoutstuff.org.
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New Century Uniform
The new century universal Sea Scouts uniform has been authorized by the National Sea Scout Support Committee as an alternate uniform. It is intended to make it easy for the members of newly formed Sea Scout ships to outfit themselves in a Sea Scouts uniform. This universal uniform is worn by all ship members, youth and adults, male and female; and may serve as both a dress uniform and a work uniform. Any ship may adopt this uniform. New Century Uniform Fact Sheet
Sea Scout Dress Uniforms
Sea Scouts dress uniforms are worn on special occasions such as bridges of honor, annual banquets, public appearances, and other formal occasions. The dress uniforms are identical to U.S. Navy uniforms except for distinctive Sea Scouts modifications. For more information on Traditional Sea Scout Uniforms, refer to the Sea Scout Manual.
Leader Dress Uniforms
Adult leaders should always set the example regarding standardization of the uniform. The national official Sea Scout dress white uniform for adult leaders conforms to U.S. Navy officer specifications, with a white, short-sleeve shirt with epaulets; white trousers; white web belt and silver buckle; and plain-toe, high-polish white shoes with white socks. The adult leader wears a traditional U.S. Navy-style officer combination white cover with the Sea Scout headband, silver chin strap, and Sea Scout silver cap buttons. A white crewneck T-shirt is worn under the shirt. Adult women wear the same uniform as men, except women do not wear the T-shirt under the blouse, and they wear a woman’s white U.S. Navy officer combination cover. This cover must be altered to Sea Scout specifications. The badge of office (Skipper, mate, etc.) is worn on black epaulet covers that cover the entire epaulet of the shirt. The badge of office is centered on the black epaulet cover with the crown of the anchor directed away from the body. As an alternative, adult females may wear the above uniform with a white A-line skirt (U.S. Navy specifications) hemmed at the knee to one and a half inches below the knee with a kick pleat in the center back not to exceed six inches. When wearing the skirt, the female adult will wear white, medium-heel pumps and flesh-colored seamless hosiery with no design.