Sea Scouting in Northeast Illinois

We are in the process of building a strong Sea Scouting program with organizations along the North Shore of Lake Michigan. The shore, just like Scouting, is a rich part of our area’s history, and as a Council we seek to bridge these two important aspects of our local heritage. If your son or daughter is interested in joining a ship, please click the links below to view more information about our current active Ships. Are you an active sailor or boater looking to give back, or interested in helping the Northeast Illinois Council start more Ships? Click here to contact us!


Ship 946 – Ship 946  has two sailboats on Lake Michigan, a J29 and a Ranger 26. Lake Michigan adds an element of excitement while expanding opportunities in training and seamanship. When small craft advisories prevent sailing on Lake Michigan, Ship 946 moves inland to area lakes and rivers using smaller sailboats, canoes, and kayaks.  The Nippersink and Des Plaines Rivers are favorites for canoe outings. Experienced sailing leaders guide members through the language and pleasure of sailing and other water activities. SCUBA is on the horizon as a winter activity. Ship 946 welcomes aboard youth interested in watercraft fun and learning, other scouting leaders, as well as Troops and Crews wishing to experience the exhilaration of the wind and waves.  From sailing on the ice in winter to overnights in local harbors, Ship 946 is eager to try everything the water has to offer. Click the link to contact Ship 946.