Welcome to the web site of the Sea Scout Ship Chaser. As part of the Boy Scouts of America Venturing Program, we provide boating related activities and training for young men 14-21 years of age. SSS Chaser serves the City of Napa and surrounding communities.
SSS Chaser was commissioned in 1958 as the M/V Albacore for the California Department of Fish and Game. She saw duty in Southern California as a patrol boat and later as a research vessel. In 1986, the ship was donated to our program. As SSS Chaser, she has cruised the West Coast of North America from Baja California to British Columbia.
The Chaser is 90 feet long and has a beam of 22.5 feet. She displaces 130 tons and is of steel construction. Carl F. Shellhorn is the Skipper.
This is Sea scouting in action!
The joint crew of the boys of the Chaser and The Konocti Phoenix (from Lake County) cruised the Chaser on February 6th through the 8th 2015. The rainy weather only put water on the boat not on the spirits of this young crew. A total of 20 people on board. A weekend of anchoring at Paradise Kay, drills, food, more drills, more food, fun and games , teaching and learning. It was a good cruise for all.Carl ShellhornSkipper, SSS chaser
Regular crew meetings for the Chaser occur on Wednesday nights at 1900 Hours, completing by 2130. Meetings are held at the Napa Sea Scout Hall 402 Riverside Dr. Napa, CA. If you want to see what Sea Scouting is about feel free to come down to a meeting to check out our ship and our program.
Our ship is continuing to grow and expand. On January 28th we had 11 crew at the meeting, including 1 new crew member.
Will we see you next week?
The crew is holding weekly Regatta practices leading up to the 2015 Regatta season. Every Sunday morning at 0900 you will find the crew in the regatta field at the Napa Sea scout base practicing their regatta events and skills. If you are interested in the program this is an excellent opportunity to see the crew in action. If you are between 14 and 18 years old and interested in joining the Chaser, this is a perfect opportunity to join in the program.