The Sea Scout Leadership Award is presented by councils, areas, regions, and the BSA National Council to Sea Scouts and Sea Scouters who have made exceptional contributions to Sea Scouting and who exemplify the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
The first Sea Scout Leadership Awards for the Western Region have been awarded to the following individuals for their outstanding service to Sea Scouts:
Kris Leverich, Alameda Council Commodore, for his tireless efforts working with the United States Coast Guard for both the Old Salts Regatta and Safety at Sea, continued leadership within the Alameda Council, and support of Western Region activities.
Joey Kasper, SSS Heatwave, Las Vegas Area Council, for her positive energy, hard work, and determination, during her service as the Western Region Boatswain from 2016-2017. Joey is now attending the Great Lakes Maritime Academy and finishing her requirements for the rank of Quartermaster.
The first Sea Scout Leadership Awards for the Western Region Areas have been awarded to the following individuals for their outstanding service to Sea Scouts:
WR Area 1
Neal Smith, Sea Scout Ship Déjà vu, Cascade Pacific Council, for his years of service helping with SEAL onboard the SSS Propeller in Seattle, serving as a Seabadge Course Director in Portland, and leadership in helping plan the WR Area 1 Annual Regatta in Astoria, Oregon.
WR Area 3
Dan Kroman, Sea Scout Ship Challenger, Pacific Skyline Council, for his years of service as Chairman of the Old Salt’s Regatta. Under Dan’s leadership, the OSR moved from Redwood City to Coast Guard Island in Alameda. (For 2017)
Max Rosenberg, Skipper, Sea Scout Ship Intrepid, Pacific Skyline Council, for his years of service as Chairman of the Ancient Mariner Regatta. Max has been a steadfast leader with the AMR, being instrumental with the regatta at the USS Hornet and as chairman moving the AMR to California Maritime Academy. (For 2016)
WR Area 4
Michael Miracle, Long Beach Council, for his years of service as the Chairman of the Long Beach Invitational Regatta.
WR Area 6
Kathy Weydig, Sea Scout Ship Heatwave, Las Vegas Area Council, for representing Sea Scouts at multiple safe boating and scuba associations. Thanks to Skipper Weydigs’ efforts, we have memorandums of understanding with both PADI and SDI today. Kathy is also a dedicated New Ship Mentor.