Program Director Joe Angelo and I are members of the BSA National Aquatics Task Force.  This is one of the things that came out of last week’s meeting.

Water Safety USA – Leading the Charge in Water Safety and Drowning Prevention

The Boy Scouts of America is proud to announce that we are the founding member of Water Safety USA – a new consortium consisting of 13 leading national governmental and nongovernmental organizations that have a strong record of providing drowning prevention and water safety programs, including public education.  Water Safety USA was created to empower people with resources, information and tools to safely enjoy and benefit from our nation’s aquatic environments.  The longterm goal of Water Safety USA is to reduce drowning and promote water safety in the United States.

The founding members of Water Safety USA are:

American Academy of Pediatrics
American Red Cross
Boy Scouts of America
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
National Park Service
National Safe Boating Council
National Swimming Pool Foundation
Safe Kids Worldwide
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
United States Lifesaving Association
USA Swimming Foundation
YMCA of the USA


Mike Johnson and Terry Budd (Aquatics Task Force Member) are conduction National Camp School this week and the Sawgrass Nature Center ( is having a three day meeting at the Florida Sea Base this weekend.  I THINK this wraps up the 2016 winter conference season.


The spring program season has begun!  I’m not sure of the current staff needs, but if you are interested in working this spring or summer, you can download an application by clicking HERE!  Why make a wish when you can live the dream!?!


The lottery for 2017 registrations ends 15 FEBRUARY.  Once the lottery results are announced, units choose whether they want to accept those dates and then the remaining open dates will be announce on the Florida Sea Base website.

Capt. Steve Willis
FSB Program Director – RETIRED
Professional Scuba Bum™

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