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USPS Finley Sea Scout Service Award (Sea Scouts)

The USPS “Finley Sea Scout Service Award” recognizes those members of the United States Power Squadrons who are also youth or adult Sea Scout leaders, and who have provided outstanding civic, educational, and fraternal leadership to both the Sea Scouts and the United States Power Squadrons, through civic involvement, educational achievement, and active participation in both programs.

  • Quartermaster (youth) recipients:
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      USPS requirements

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        USPS Apprentice Sea Scout Membership (or Active Membership, if between the ages of 18 and 23).

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        Attainment of Advanced Grade of Pilot (P)

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        Have earned at least two (2) USPS Merit Marks

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      Sea Scout Requirements

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        Quartermaster Award Recipient

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        Serve in a leadership position as a Sea Scout or Venturer

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        Plan, organize, and lead a USPS/Sea Scout joint civic, educational, boating, and/or social activity

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  • Adult Leader recipients

    Quartermaster Award earned as a youth is not required.

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      USPS requirements

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        USPS Active Membership

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        Attain USPS Educational Proficiency Certificate

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        Earn at least five (5) Merit Marks for service to the USPS

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        Participate in a joint USPS/Sea Scouts civic, educational, boating, and/or social activity

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      Sea Scout Requirements

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        Earn the Sea Scout Adult Leader Training Award

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        Attend and complete Seabadge Conference requirements

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        Serve in an active leader capacity in Sea Scouting for a minimum of three (3) years, as a Registered Adult Leader

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          Ship, Council, or Regional Committee member

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          Skipper or Mate of a Sea Scout Ship

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          Active Consultant, with Ship Committee proposal and letter of recommendation for the Finley Award

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        Serve as an Advisor to a Youth Sea Scout that is planning, organizing, and leading a USPS/Sea Scout joint activity

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