Meet the 2015-2016 WR Boatswain and Boatswain’s Mate for Area 3

Meet the 2015 WR Boatswain, Miranda H, holding The Navigator Award, and the new WR Boatswain’s Mate for Area 3, Sofia, holding the Whaleboat Marathon Race trophy, at the Ancient Mariner Regatta.

Miranda H, the 2015-2016 Western Region Boatswain

We are proud to announce the appointment of the new 2015-2016 Western Region Boatswain Miranda H from the Sea Scout Ship Viking, of San Francisco, from the San Francisco Bay Area Council. Miranda is an Able and actively working on her Quartermaster. She wrote eloquently that Sea Scouts gives youth a place to belong, and that drives her dedication to expanding Sea Scouting for others.

Our new WR Boatswain embodies a wonderful spirit to learn, whether it is piloting, sailing, or learning how fuel systems work. Miranda looks forward to visiting other Sea Scout Ships, especially power boats, as she is from a sailing crew.


Follow Boatswain Miranda on Instagram at @WRBoatswain as she represents #SeaScouts from Hawaii, to Alaska, to Utah, and every part of the Western Region.

Sofia M, the 2015-2016 WR Boatswain’s Mate for Area 3

Sofia M from the Viking of San Francisco is one of the most dynamic Sea Scouts competing in Western Region Area 3 today. We are very proud to appoint her as the first Western Region Boatswain’s Mate for Area 3, which covers from Eureka, California to Fresno and as far east as Reno, Nevada.

Whether Sofia is coxswaining a whaleboat with her crew or leading them in song, she represents the best spirit and traditions of Sea Scouting. Sofia recently completed her Quartermaster project and is very dedicated to sharing the youth perspective in planning of Sea Scout events. Follow Sofia’s adventures at @area3_wrbmate on Instagram.

Sofia_OldSalts_9303Please join me in congratulating Miranda and Sofia on their appointments. I hope both will be awarded the rank of Quartermaster during their term of office.

Want to Join the Team?

We are interviewing other candidates in order to have a WR Boatswain’s Mate from each Area. WR Area 1 is Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and part of Idaho; Area 2 is Colorado,Utah, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota (Black Hills Area Council), and Idaho (Grand Teton and Twin Falls Councils); Area 4 is California Inland Empire, Long Beach Area, Los Angeles Area, Los Padres, Orange County, San Gabriel Valley, Southern Sierra, Ventura County, Verdugo Hills, Western Los Angeles County; and Area 6 is Hawaii, Arizona, New Mexico, Japan, Nevada, El Paso, Texas, and the San Diego-Imperial Council.

If you are a Sea Scout interested in serving as a Western Region Boatswain’s Mate, please complete the form below for more information.


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