Please read carefully as the age requirements on this page supersede any others; expressed, implied or written.

  1. Each participant, youth and adult, must be currently registered in one of the following programs; Exploring, Scouts BSA, Sea Scouts, Venturing.
  2. Participants must be 13 years of age prior to their arrival at Sea Base. Participants who would turn 13 during their adventure are not eligible to participate. AGE REQUIREMENTS CANNOT BE RELAXED.
  3. Participants must be in good health evidenced by the BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (no other form is acceptable) filled out and signed by their doctor within the past 12 months.
  4. Every participant should meet BSA Height and Weight Guidelines. Due to restrictions on safety and rescue equipment, no persons weighing more than 295lbs. are allowed to participate, regardless of height.
  5. All participants must know and use the Scout Oath and Law as their guide to appropriate behavior at Sea Base.


SCUBA Specific Requirements

  1. A special scuba medical waiver is required for scuba program participants. A history of asthma, diabetes, seizure, narcolepsy, heart disease, lung disease or injury, or use of specific types of medication including some psychotropic drugs (medications for ADD, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Panic, etc.) and other health concerns may disqualify a participant from scuba diving. All scuba program participants must be cleared by the Sea Base Medical Director to participate.
    1. CLICK HERE for more information regarding the Sea Base Risk Advisory and BSA Scuba Policy.
  2. To participate in Scuba Adventure or Scuba Live Aboard programs, persons must be certified as a diver by a WRSTC agency recognized by the Boy Scouts of America.

Medical Concerns That May Limit Eligibility

For any other medical concerns, please contact the Florida Sea Base at 305.664.4173

The Boy Scouts of America is the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. Through our world-class programs, we bring together youth of every race, religion, ethnic background, and economic status in programs to develop character, citizenship, and fitness.

Prejudice, intolerance and unlawful discrimination are unacceptable within the ranks of the Boy Scouts of America.