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[[Image:Seascout_apprentice.jpg|thumb|Sea Scout Apprentice rank. 1. White patch; 2. Black patch.]]
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|caption = 1. White patch; 2. Blue patch.
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The Apprentice rank is the first step on the way to the [[Quartermaster Award]].
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The '''Apprentice rank''' is the first step on the way to the [[Quartermaster Award]] in [[Sea Scouting]].
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Becoming an Apprentice Sea Scout is the first step toward becoming a master of the seas.
 
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== Rank requirements ==
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=== Ideals ===
 
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:1. Qualify as an official member of your Sea Scout ship by taking part in the ship's admission ceremony.
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:2. Repeat from memory and discuss with an adult leader the [[Sea Promise]] and [[Scout Oath|Scout Oath]] and [[Scout Law|Law]]. Discuss the [[Venturing Code]] and agree to carry out the provisions of your ship's code.
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::'''''Reference:''''' See [[Sea Scouting Ideals|inside front cover]] and "[[The Ship Code]]" on page 38.
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=== Active Membership ===
 
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:3. Provide evidence that your dues are paid and that you are doing your fair share in helping to finance your ship's program.
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== Notes ==
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::''Note:'' Check with your ship's purser.
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:4. Describe the Sea Scout uniform and obtain one. Tell how and when the uniform is worn and how to care for it.
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::'''''Reference:''''' See "Sea Scout Uniforms and Insignia" on page 105.
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=== Special Skills ===
 
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:5. '''Seamanship:''' Using both large and small lines, tie and explain the use of the following knots: square knot, bowline, clove hitch, sheet bend, two half hitches, figure eight, and cleat hitch. Demonstrate the ability to use a heaving line.
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== Requirement Resources ==
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::'''''Reference:''''' See "Knots" on page 129 and "Heaving a Line" on page 156.
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'''1b The Sea Scout Promise and BSA Ideals'''
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:6. '''Safety:''' Know the basic safety rules for small boats. Know the safety rules that apply to the floating equipment used by your ship, and safety standards in the use of power tools, machinery, lifting heavy objects, and other safety devices used by your ship. Demonstrate the proper use of a personal flotation device such as a life jacket or a life buoy. Be familiar with and be able to list the standard marine distress signals, and demonstrate the procedure to send a VHF distress call.
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* See inside the front and back cover of the 'Sea Scout Manual, 11th ed.'
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::'''''References:''''' See "Boating Safety" on page 244, "Standard Marine Distress Signals" on page 187, and "Radiotelephone Procedures" on page 200.
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:7. '''Customs:''' Demonstrate the proper procedure for boarding a vessel. Demonstrate normal usage of personal courtesy on board a ship.
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::'''''References:''''' See "Customs and Courtesies" on page 16 and appendix K.
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:8. '''Swimming:''' Swim 75 yards/meters in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 yards/meters using an easy resting backstroke. After completing the swim, rest by floating. Discuss the Safe Swim Defense Plan with a ship's officer.
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::'''''References:''''' See "[[Safe Swim Defense]]" on page 250 and [[Swimming]] merit badge pamphlet, No. 33352.
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:9. '''Work:''' Log at least 16 hours work on ship's equipment, projects, or activities other than regular ship meetings, parties, dances, or fun events.
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::''Note:'' Arrange for this through the ship's petty officers.
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== Notes ==
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'''1c & 1d ettiquette and protocol'''
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* See pp 39 & 40 of the 'Sea Scout Manual, 11th ed.'
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== Help with these requirements ==
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'''4a: [[BSA Swim Test]]'''
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* Swimmer requirement
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'''4b: [[Safe Swim Defense]]'''
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== See also ==
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'''6: Marlinspike Seamanship'''
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===Venturing basic advancement===
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* [[Square Knot]] - [[Bowline]] - [[Clove Hitch]] - [[Sheet Bend]] - [[Two Half Hitches]] - [[Figure Eight]] - [[Cleat Hitch]]
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[[Venturing Bronze Award]]
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* [[Sea Scout Bronze Award]]
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===Sea Scout ranks===
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*[[Ordinary rank]]
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*[[Able rank]]
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*[[Quartermaster Award]]
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==Related awards==
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{{Aquatic Awards Links|nocat=}}
== External links ==
== External links ==
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:*[http://newseascout.org/downloads?view=document&id=3 Sea Scout Manual, 11th ed.] &mdash; on the BSA NewSeaScout.org site.
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:*[http://www.seascout.org/about/program/advancement/apprentice.html Apprentice Requirements] &mdash; on the BSA SeaScout.org site.
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Apprentice Rank

1. White patch; 2. Blue patch.
 
Previous:
None
Next:
Ordinary

The Apprentice rank is the first step on the way to the Quartermaster Award in Sea Scouting.


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Apprentice rank requirements

  1. Ideals
    1. Qualify as a member of your Sea Scout ship by taking part in the ship’s admission ceremony.
    2. Repeat from memory and discuss with an adult leader, an Able Scout or a Quartermaster Scout the Scout Oath and Law and the Sea Promise, and agree to carry out the provisions of your ship’s code and bylaws.
    3. Demonstrate acceptable courtesies used aboard a Sea Scout vessel.
    4. Demonstrate the proper procedure for boarding a Sea Scout vessel and landship.
  2. Active Membership
    1. Provide evidence that you are fulfilling your financial obligations to your ship, including helping with fund-raisers. Note: Check with your ship’s purser.
    2. Obtain a Sea Scout uniform. Describe the Sea Scout uniforms. Tell how and when to wear the uniforms; and explain care of uniforms.
    3. Meet your ship’s bylaws requirement for active participation in your ship’s meetings and activities for three months.
  3. Leadership
    1. Describe your ship’s organization, including the youth and adult leadership positions.
    2. Demonstrate your ability to identify insignia of youth and adult leadership positions. Explain the chain of command in your ship.
  4. Swimming
    1. Jump feet first into water over your head, swim 75 yards/meters in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 yards/meters using the elementary backstroke.The 100 yards/meters must be swum continuously and include at least one sharp turn. After completing the swim, rest by floating on your back, remaining as motionless as possible.
    2. Discuss the BSA Safe Swim Defense plan and explain how it is used to protect Sea Scouts and other groups during swimming activities.
  5. Safety
    1. Explain the uses, advantages, and disadvantages of the various types of Coast Guard–approved life jackets. Demonstrate the proper use and care of life jackets used by your ship. Discuss your state’s boating laws as they relate to life jacket wear.
    2. Identify visual day and night marine distress signals, and know their location and the proper use for your ship’s vessel(s).
    3. Use the Distress Communications Form to demonstrate the procedure to send the following VHF emergency messages: Mayday, Pan Pan, and Security.
    4. Know the safety rules that apply to vessels and equipment used by your ship, and safety standards in the use of power tools, machinery, lifting heavy objects, and other safety devices used by your ship.
  6. Marlinspike Seamanship
    1. Using both large and small lines, tie and explain the use of the following knots: overhand, square, figure eight, bowline, two half hitches, clove hitch, sheet bend, and cleat hitch.
  7. Boat Handling
    1. Name the principal parts of a typical sailboat and a runabout.
    2. Describe the identifying characteristics of a sloop, ketch, yawl, cutter, and schooner.
    3. Demonstrate the ability to use a heaving line.
  8. Service
    1. Log at least 8 hours of work on ship equipment, projects, or activities other than ship meetings, parties, dances, or fun events.
    2. Participate with your ship for at least 8 hours in community service projects.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Sea Scout Manual, 12th edition, 2016 printing, 2016 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #620134)

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Notes

Requirement Resources

1b The Sea Scout Promise and BSA Ideals

  • See inside the front and back cover of the 'Sea Scout Manual, 11th ed.'

1c & 1d ettiquette and protocol

  • See pp 39 & 40 of the 'Sea Scout Manual, 11th ed.'

4a: BSA Swim Test

  • Swimmer requirement

4b: Safe Swim Defense

6: Marlinspike Seamanship

Related awards

Aquatic-related awards


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