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2013 Eagle Scout Argonaut

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Eagle Scout Award in 2012, the National Eagle Scout Association, along with the BSA’s STEM Initiative, selected one Eagle Scout to accompany Dr. Bob Ballard, the oceanographer who discovered the Titanic, to go to the Black Sea and set sail aboard Dr. Ballard’s research ship Nautilus.

We are doing it again this year! In 2013, the Nautilus will be in the Caribbean, sailing for the Grand Cayman Islands from Cancún, Mexico. Eagle Scouts who are qualified and would like to be considered for this wonderful opportunity must submit an essay by email to, with the subject line of Eagle Scout Argonaut, no later than midnight, Feb. 22, 2013.

To qualify as the 2013 Eagle Scout Argonaut, candidates must:

  • Be an Eagle Scout
  • Be 14 to 16 years of age by June 1, 2013
  • Intend to major in either oceanography or marine science in college
  • Be able to attend the BSA’s National Annual Meeting in Dallas, May 23–24, 2013 (expenses paid)
  • Either have a current passport or obtain one no later than April 15, 2013, for the Grand Cayman Islands in late August, or have a passport by June 1, 2013, for a trip on the Nautilus in the fall to a location to be determined
  • Submit an essay no more than 250 words on why you are the best person to go on a Nautilus voyage as the 2013 Eagle Scout Argonaut. This must be submitted no later than midnight Feb. 22, 2013.

The person selected to be the 2013 Eagle Scout Argonaut will be notified March 15, 2012.

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