2024 Sailing Season is coming! See you April 13, 2024!

Junior Girl Scouts

Junior Girl Scouts have 2 different programs to choose from:

Sailing & Navigation

2-hour sail plus navigate a “Geocaching Adventure” in Annapolis to earn a “Geocacher Badge”

Sailing the Chesapeake
and the Power of Team

2-hour sail is an overview of Sailing & Teamwork working towards “Power of Team” badge


7 Days a Week(Excluding sunset sails and Saturday afternoons – unless you can fill the entire boat with 48 passengers)

Minimum of 18 passengers, scouts & adults. All other tickets, up to 48 passengers, will be sold to the general public.

Smaller group? Sign up for one of our prearranged dates.
September 11: 12:30-2:30

Available on Specific
Special Event Dates:
Sunday, June 5, 2016

Sign up now for one of these dates.(Unless you can fill the entire boat with 48 passengers)
How We Teach this Cruise:After volunteering to raise the sails, the girls will be split into three education groups*. As they cycle through these groups, each group will also get a chance to steer. The captain will ask a question about the information they just learned, and when a girl raises her hand and gives a correct answer, she will take a turn helming (steering) the boat. It is our intent to offer every girl a turn at the “helm”. How We Teach this Cruise:After the safety speech, we will split the groups into four teams. Each team will put up one sail (unless it’s too windy). They will cycle through the four team stations* as outlined below. By the end of the cruise they will learn how, through the power of teamwork, a sailboat can sail a course back to Annapolis.
Learning Emphasis:Hoist the Sails

Parts of the Boat and What they do

Navigation (then and now)

100 Years of Sailing, Boating and the Navy

Steering the Schooner

Learning Emphasis:

Hoisting Sails as a Team

Overview of Sailing and Teamwork

Giving Proper, Concise Commands

Proper Lookout and Sails

Learning the Sails and how to use as a Team (A)

Learning the Sails and how to use as a Team (B)

Steering the Schooner




(Optional) Schooner Woodwind Geocaching Adventure Trail

Both junior girl scout programs can include an optional Schooner Woodwind Geocaching Adventure Trail. We made up a Geocaching Adventure Trail through some sights of Annapolis. It is a “Puzzle Cache” where you will stop at different sites to retrieve information. Each site will point you to the next site where you will have to get clues to “open” your final geocache coordinates. Please bring trade items with you as there will be fun things to trade for. Drop off Travel Bugs or Trackable (and perhaps pick some up!) items to keep them moving in the geocaching way. Read more about our fun Geocaching Trail. JUNIORS can earn their GEOCACHER badge after completing this trail.



Weekday Daytime: $50 Adults, $47 Students (12 years old +), $35 Children (under 12)

Weekend trips: $53 Adults, $51 Students (12 years old +), $35 Children (under 12)
Rates include soda, snack, tax and gratuity. – Child & Student Tickets include Schooner Woodwind Participation Patch


Please Note: According to the Girl Scout USA Safety Checkpoints, they want all girl scouts, adults, and other children aboard a “girl scout” cruise to be outfitted in life jackets. We have purchased Type III life-jackets which are more comfortable for non-emergency use.

Call 410-263-1981 to arrange a cruise for your Scout Group.

Schooner Woodwind