Sea Scout Advanced Leadership training, as the name implies, is a training course designed to develop leadership skills in young adults. Seamanship is the foundation on which this course is taught. Nautical skills are the means, not the end. This course uses an at-sea experience where Sea Scouts arc taught and immediately apply leadership skills. Few other media offer the opportunity to young people to actually put group dynamic leadership skills into practice. There is no playacting. All situations and tasks arc real, and bad decisions or team failure can produce real problems.
It is not possible to teach this course if students do not arrive with some nautical skills; therefore, before taking the course, students must have attained the rank of Ordinary and must possess a thorough knowledge of the contents of the Safety and Seamanship section of the Sea Scout Manual. Upon successful completion of this course, participants are authorized to wear the double dolphin SEAL insignia.
Several SEAL training courses arc held each year in a variety of venues across the United States. Applications must be mailed to: National Director of Sea Scouts, Boy Scouts of America, 1325 West Walnut Hill Lane, P.O. Box 152079, Irving, TX 75015- 2079 no later than March 1 each year to be considered for summer training.
Source: Sea Scout Manual (#33239 - 2016 Edition - SKU 620543)