Sea Scout Ship 255

Chevy Chase, MD


Ship 255 is dedicated to providing individuals ages 14-21 with life skills, leadership skills, and water based fun. We are based at the Chevy Chase United Methodist Church on 7001 Connecticut Ave, Chevy Chase MD. Everyone is welcome to join by filling out the google form on the Join Us page. We are part of the 255 family with Troop, Crew, and, Pack 255. You can view our calendar using:


Sea Scouts provides opportunities to share experiences with other young people who share your interests. As your ship participates in fun and exciting activities, you’ll learn and grow with your shipmates. When our ship grows, you’ll even have the opportunity to meet Sea Scouts from other parts of your community, the nation, and even the world!

For over 100 years Sea Scouting has promoted better citizenship and improved members’ boating skills through instruction and practice in water safety, boating skills, outdoor skills, social activities, service experiences, and knowledge of our maritime heritage.


The best part of Sea Scouts is cruising and mastering the skills you learn with your shipmates. On board a vessel you share hands-on experiences as helmsman and navigator, lookout and cook, sail handler and engineer. 


Sea Scouts take service very seriously. Sea Scouts perform various kinds of service from service to their ship, to community service. We participate service such as river or beach clean-up efforts, food drives, and youth programs. We also participate in flag ceremonies, and can serve as honor guards at various community events.


Sea Scouts is youth led and adult mentored. You and your shipmates lead your Sea Scout program. Elected youth leaders plan and conduct the program and adult leaders guide and support your efforts as you learn important leadership and life skills. As you gain experience you will have the opportunity to contribute as a leader in your ship. Sea Scouts are recognized and rewarded for the things they learn and do.