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Charles N. Curtis Tacoma Sea Scout Ship 110 A program of the Pacific Harbors Council Boy Scouts of America
Leadership development combined with real-world responsibility and guided by the Scout Oath and Law cultivates the kind of character in youth for which Scouting has been famous for over a hundred years.
Being held accountable for the proper performance of real-world duties --everything from handling a line or standing a watch to keeping engine maintenance logs or planning an overnight cruise-– instills a sense of responsibility in a youth in a way nothing else can.
Working on any ship is a serious responsibility, being part of the crew of a commercial vessel like the Curtis even more so. Developing a strong sense of responsibility in youth is an integral part of the mission of the Sea Scouts.
Through participating in service projects and community and civic events scouts learn to engage and support their community.
Ship 110 annually participates in both the Land and Maritime Daffodil Parades, the Special People’s Cruise, the Lighted Boat Parade, several Scouting events, Seattle’s Yacht Club’s Opening Day, the Tacoma Maritime Fest, and many, many more community events and projects.
Beyond the fun, friendships and adventure, the true mission of Ship 110 is to develop in young men and women the traits and abilities it takes to be active and effective leaders in their communities.
A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent. -- The Scout Law
The Boy Scouts of America will prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participatingcitizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law
--BSA Vision Statement
On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight. -- The Scout Oath
As Sea Scouts work on the ship, participate in various functions and advance in rank, they are presented with increasing opportunities for leadership. After reaching the rank of Ordinary they can stand for election to the Quarterdeck, the youth leadership of the Curtis. Members of the Quarterdeck are responsible for heading up their particular team (deck, engine or navigation), assisting with planning events and cruises and supervising and training the crew.
Every member of the Curtis crew, whether they join the Quarterdeck or not, will spend their time with the Curtis being trained and challenged by adult & youth leadership and given opportunities to take on increasing amounts of leadership responsibility.