Our whole program is based on sailing and the water. We model our troop on how sailing ships were organized in days past, as such we use nautical terms in place of landlubber talk. For example, the troop is known as the ship's company, patrols are known as crews, etc, and ceremonies are carried out in a similar fashion. The awards program remains the same as in land scouts, but being sea scouts gives advantages to completing some of the awards that many land scouts do not get.
Our combined Sea Venturer & Rover program is unique in Ontario. We operate our program continuing many Sea Scouting traditions. Activities are planned by the company, based on award requirements or just for fun. Each summer we do a summer cruise, travelling lake Simcoe or Georgian bay. While it remains at the discretion of the individual member, members are encouraged to work towards the Venturer awards program, as well as the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
For a listing & photos of the boats in our fleet, check out The Fleet
Lunchtime on a late fall hike.
Sea Scouting Trips & Activities
Venturing Trips & Activities
For more information on becoming a member, check out our display at the Bayfield Mall in Barrie during Scoutweek, Feb. 19 - 24, 2007.
1st Alcona is a non profit group and can only survive by the donations of others. All donations are accepted, and help our group out immensely.