Scouting Programs

Girl scout sailing opportunities
Young boy looking up at the sails in a striped shirt while steering the boat
We educate girl scouts about the "Wonders of Water" and sailing using an interactive approach while cruising the Chesapeake Bay.

Schooner Woodwind, Annapolis Maryland Customer Testimonials Customer Reviews

“Cadette Girl Scout Troop 5891 and 5859 of Ashburn, VA, had a fabulous time sailing aboard the Woodwind II! Not only did the girls learn the basics of sailing, our troop leader was able to check off an item off her bucket list!”

Joanne P.
Ashburn VA

“Thanks so much for a wonderful time on our recent Woodwind adventure! Our Girl Scout troop learned so much about sailing and the Moms had a ball. Your crew is amazing!”

Kim A.
Girl Scout Troop 1017

Welcome Aboard

A true and interactive sailing experience in Annapolis, Maryland on two, fast and fun 74-foot wooden schooners, Woodwind and Woodwind II.

All Scouts will learn the following:

  • Nautical Terms
  • Hoist the Sails
  • Proper Lookout
  • Steer the Schooner
  • Boating Safety

We have developed a 2-hour sailing cruise where we train the scouts on different aspects of sailing, as we cruise past the United States Naval Academy and then out onto the Chesapeake Bay.

Girl Scout Programs


BROWNIES will take a “journey” learning about the “Wonders of Water” while sailing the Chesapeake Bay.  More Info on “Wonders of Water”


JUNIORS will learn about “Sailing & Navigation” aboard.  Including a GEOCACHING TRAIL to obtain a “Geocacher Badge”.


TEENS will learn about “Smooth Sailing- your relationship with water”, and AMBASSADORS will be able to complete Step One of the “Water Legacy Naturalist Badge.”

Boy Scout Programs


CUB SCOUTS (TIGER, WOLF, BEAR, ARROW OF LIGHT) will “Adventure” through “Boats & Knots” while sailing on the Chesapeake Bay


Work towards the Orienteering merit badge aboard a 74′ schooner


Learn about Safety at Sea and enjoy Hands on Sailing while working towards the Small Boat Sailing merit badge


Sea Scouts will work towards the Small Boat Handler merit badge while learning about navigation and “Rules of the Road” aboard the Woodwind


Prices start at $37.00 per child (under 12) & come with a soft drink or bottled water, snack and a Schooner Woodwind Participation Patch!

According to Boy Scout and Girl Scout Safety Procedures, all scouts, adults and other children aboard a “scout” cruise are to be outfitted in life jackets. We have purchased Type III life jackets which are more comfortable for non-emergency use. We do carry the “Emergency-Use” life jackets aboard.

Contact a Schooner Woodwind Sales Agent

Learn more about group sailing and sailing aboard the Schooner Woodwind & Woodwind II

Call 410-263-1981, or fill out an inquiry form by clicking on the button below.

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