Sea Scout Open House

Sea Scout Ship Dragon,
SSS 584

The officers and crew of the Sea Scout Ship Dragon meet at the Submarine Veterans Base at 40 School Street in Groton, CT. Meetings are 1900 hr to 2100 hr on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Monday of the month.

All young adults, ages 14-21, and potential adult leaders who are interested in learning more about the Sea Scout program can contact:

Marshall Parsons, Skipper of the Ship Dragon

Email: seascout1

More information about the Groton Sea Scouts is available on the:

Ship Dragon website




JGTSCA Participates in Sea Scouts Open House

Sea Scouting is adventure on sea and land. Sea Scouting is part of the Boy Scouts of America and is a co-education program, offered to young adults between the ages of 14 and 21. It's a chance to learn and have fun at the same time

Sea Scouting is organized to promote better citizenship and to improve members' boating skills and knowledge. These objectives are accomplished through instruction and practice in water safety, boating skills, outdoor, social, and service experiences, and knowledge of our maritime heritage. This occurs through association with others of the same age and with adults who provide the necessary instruction and leadership.

The Sea Scouts of Ship Dragon (SSS 584) based in Groton, CT have volunteered to assist the JGTSCA in our annual Pine Island clean up on May 4. This event is part of the local community Earth Day program.

This activity is being co-sponsored by ShopRite Supermarkets and its local New London store. This is part of ShopRite’s Earth Day mission, which is to promote civic engagement, broaden the meaning of “environment,” and mobilize communities.

The Sea Scout Open House was held at the US Submarine Veterans Base, Groton, CT on April 6 (another Open House is planned for Monday, April 21 from 7-9pm).

Members of the JGTSCA attended the Sea Scouts Open House. JGTSCA President Phil Behney talked to the Sea Scouts about our programs and invited them to join us in future boatbuilding activities. John Maxson had his Faering dory on display and described his vision for the craft and the construction process.

Marshall Parsons, Skipper of the Sea Scout Ship Dragon gave a program overview. Several of the Sea Scouts described their experiences in the program and highlighted some of the benefits. The event was also attended by the US Power Squadron with representatives from the local New London squadron.

John Maxson (green shirt) talks about his newly constructed Faering dory.

Faering Dory on Display at Sea Scouts Open House

Sea Scouts and adult leader prepare for the Open House.

Sea Scout Open House

Visitors learn more about the Sea Scout programs.

Faering Dory on Display at Sea Scouts Open House

JGTSCA members Russell Smith and John Maxson converse before the Open House.

Faering Dory on Display at Sea Scouts Open House

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