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Youth Outreach


The Charleston Sail and Power Squadron regularly works with young people to promote an interest in boating and encourage safe boating habits.

  • We sponsor a Sea Scout Ship
  • America’s Boating Course is provided at a reduced rate ($10) to youth aged 12-18 (This includes a pizza lunch, and use of a loaner book during the class). Other courses might be available as well to qualified candidates.
  • We offer the Motorboating Boy Scout merit badge each year in the fall.
  • Our members volunteer in summer reading programs through the local library systems.
  • We are available for nautical-themed programs for any youth group, including safe boating badges for Girl Scouts and American Heritage Girls.
  • We sponsor an annual youth poster contest with cash prizes for kids aged 6-14.

For more information, contact


Billy Lynes
at 843-312-2876 or Lynes@tds.net.

Upcoming Youth Outreach Activities

  • September 22, 2018 — Boy Scout Motorboating Merit Badge. At Camp Moultrie. Contact Billy Lynes Lynes@tds.net 843-312-2876
  • September 29, 2018 — Rain Gutter Regatta. At Cub Scout Mom & Me event.

Recent Youth Outreach Activities

  • The 2018 Youth Poster Contest's theme is "America’s Boating Club Saves Lives." Unfortunately, the submission date was moved up — Posters were due at our HQ at the time of our dinner meeting, May 10th, and were judged by the Club members who were in attendance. The winning entries in each age category will be entered into the District 26 poster contest.
  • May 5, 2018— Sea Scouts Jamboree “Cinco de Mayo en el Agua”
  • March 10, 2018 — America’s Boating Course. Free. For teens only. At conference room at Roper Berkeley medical complex in Moncks Corner.
  • September 9, 2017 — Boy Scout Merit Badge: Motorboating at Camp Moultrie. Contact: Billy Lynes Lynes@tds.net 843-312-2876
  • 2017 Youth Safe Boating Poster Contest. PDF file This year's theme is "Welcome to the Neighborhood!" Deadline for submissions will be September 14.
  • April 1, 2017 — America’s Boating Course. Free. For teens only. At conference room at Roper Berkeley medical complex in Moncks Corner.
  • 2016 Youth Safe Boating Poster Contest. PDF file Deadline for submissions will be September 5. Guidelines are posted at Boarman Youth Poster Contest PDF file
  • 2016 Summer reading program.
  • 24 September 2016 at 0900. — Boy Scout Merit Badge: Motorboating PDF file at Camp Moultrie. Contact: Billy Lynes Lynes@tds.net 843-312-2876
  • May 7, 2016 — America’s Boating Course. Free. For teens only. At conference room at Roper Berkeley medical complex in Moncks Corner.
  • 19 September 2015 — "Big Trucks and More" Event at John's Island Regional Library. CSPS was there with one of our boats!
  • 12 September 2015 — Motorboating merit badge session PDF file at Camp Moultrie.
  • 2015 Youth Safe Boating Poster Contest. Deadline for submissions was September 1.
  • CSPS Youth Outreach presented the following programs as part of Charleston County Public Library’s 2015 summer reading program:
    • 09 June 1PM at St. Paul Library
    • 26 June 3:30 PM at McClellanville Library
    • 20 June 11:30 AM at Edisto Library
    • 28 July 4:00 PM at Mt. Pleasant Library
    All library programs included a read aloud, craft, and a good measure of boating safety built around the main theme, and are open to the public.
  • 18 April 2015 — America’s Boating Course at Berkeley County Library. Free. For for teens only.
  • 14 March 2015 — Finding Your Way Afoot and Afloat. PDF file At Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center
  • 13 September 2014 — Boy Scout Motorboating Merit Badge: at Camp Moultrie.
  • See the 2014 Youth Safe Boating Poster Contest announcement for “The W’s of Wearing It” PDF file and the contest rules PDF file.
  • CSPS Youth Outreach presented the following programs as part of Charleston County Public Library’s 2014 summer reading program:
    • 23 June 1600 — at Folly Beach. Over the Bounding Main (Pirate themed)
    • 10 July 1030 — at Old Mount Pleasant. Weather Wise (weather safety)
    • 11 July 1530 — at McClellanville. Weather Wise
    • 18 July 1030 — at Sullivan’s Island. Sailing Into a Good Book (general sailing theme)
    • 21 July 1100 — at Edisto. Over the Bounding Main
    All library programs included a read aloud, craft, and a good measure of boating safety built around the main theme, and were open to the public.
  • 07 June 2014, 0930-1700 — ABC Course at Berkeley County Library PDF file Free for teens!
  • 05 April 2014, 0900 — Boy Scout Merit Badge: Small-Boat Sailing (at CSPS Headquarters)


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