Ship 25's Unit Patch - a reproduction Sea Scout sweater patch from the 1930's.

 

The Sea Scout Promise:

As a Sea Scout I promise to do my best

To guard against water accidents  
To know the location and proper use of the lifesaving devices on every boat I board
To be prepared to render aid to those in need  
To seek to preserve the Motto of the Sea: Women and Children First

 

The Scout Oath:

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, and
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

 

The Scout Law:

A Scout is

Trustworthy
Loyal 
Helpful
Friendly
Courteous
Kind
Obedient
Cheerful
Thrifty
Brave
Clean, and
Reverent

If you don't know the true origin of the phrase "women and children first" which appears in the Sea Scout Promise, click here.

The Sea Promise, except for a brief deviation during the final Explorer years, has remained the same since virtually the beginning of Sea Scouting.  Here is page 35 from The Sea Scout Manual, 6th Edition, 2nd Printing, of May 1941:

1941 May - The Sea Scout Manual, 6th Ed. p. 35 - The Sea Promise.

 
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This page is from the website of SSS YORKSHIRE - Sea Scout Ship 25, York, PA, USA - http://ship25bsa.org