(1) Check the BSA's Safe Boating Requirements at
The key paragaphs are:
Row Boats, Canoes, Open Cockpit Sailboats, Small Vessels Propelled
Solely by Oars or Paddles.
BSA Aquatic Safety Standards as published in "Safety Afloat," Guide
to Safe Scouting, No. 34410.
BOATS 30' and UNDER
Three New Safety Standards:
1.These boats shall display a current USCG Auxiliary "Seal of
Safety" decal obtained through a free "Courtesy Marine Examination"
by a member of the USCG Auxiliary within the council territory.
(2) Check the USCG Auxiliary requirements for the CME decal. Their
Vessel Examination Manual is available online. The primary requirements
are in chapter 3 at:
"http://188.8.131.52/manuals/vemanual/veman3.htm", with additional
technical reference material in chapter 6 at:
(3) Links to both of these references (and others) are (and have been)
available on Forecastle/Training page of Ship 90's website:
Mark Ritter - RitterME@stny.lrun.com - Committee Member
Sea Scout Ship 90 - The S.S.S. North Star - New Milford PA