|| Sea Scout advancement includes Apprentice, Ordinary, Able, and Quartermaster:
Apprentice. The first step of the Sea Scout advancement program involves youth who are members of Sea Scouting and have learned the Sea Scout Promise and the Venturing Code and are active with a ship. They learn about seamanship, it's safety and customs, swimming, and working with ships as a crew member.
Ordinary. The next step involves being active with the ship, explaining the Sea Scout emblem, understanding the history of the U. S. flag, participating in regular meetings, and learning special skills on the operation of boats, marlinspike seamanship techniques, yacht racing procedures, sailing abilities, ornamental rope work, and engine maintenance.
Able. This step involves the Scout in ship ceremonies, etiquette in boarding boats, ship participating, sharing of experiences with other youth, and showing proficiency in a variety of watercraft specialties.
Quartermaster. In addition to earning the above Sea Scout awards, the Quartermaster candidate must write and submit a paper on how their ship can contribute to the world fellowship of Scouting, be an active member of their ship, develop and conduct a service project and conduct a service project helpful to others, and show specialty skills in boating and marlinspike seamanship.
The Quartermaster rank/growth opportunity for Sea Scouts is based on seamanship skills. It requires a preapproval plan of action and a board of review. The Sea Scouting Bronze is half of Quartermaster.