Mystic Seaport and Scouting have a long history together. Beginning in the early days when the Joseph Conrad Sailing Camp was almost entirely a Scouting program, Scouts have helped in the completion of a variety of projects throughout Museum grounds. From loading and unloading ballasts on historic vessels to helping recover the section of the Benjamin F. Packard that makes up the Packard exhibit today, Mystic Seaport and Scouting have worked hand in hand.
Scouting at the Museum doesn’t stop with the traditional Boy Scout and Girl Scout organizations. Sea Scouts, a co-ed scouting program for young adults ages 14 to 21, focuses on the same philosophy of good citizenship, but with a maritime focus. Mystic Seaport is proud to have donated a vessel to a local Sea Scout Troop.
Whether participating in programs as a group or visiting with family for the day, Mystic Seaport has loads to offer scouts of all ages.