Covid-19 Update

UPDATED 04/21/20


Hello all Ship 1942 families, members, and website visitors, 


As we push through this time of crisis, we face new and uncertain challenges in our operations as a ship. As we are based in Virginia, we must adhere to Governor Ralph Northam’s “stay at home” order. This means that, unfortunately, all physical Ship 1942 actives have been canceled up through June 10th. Please bear with us while we determine our schedule and how to stay within federal, state, and BSA guidelines. 


By this time of year, we are usually out on the water in our 19’ Flying Scot boats. Obviously, that is not possible as of now, but here are some ways we are persevering and adapting to our new circumstances:


  • Our weekly meetings for all-hands, quarterdeck, and long cruise planning have been moved to online video conferences.

  • Fortunately, the majority of our long cruise planning was completed over the winter; we are currently on track to have a great cruise this summer if conditions allow.

  • Online courses are in use. These allow our scouts to advance in rank despite our current conditions. 

  • The following scouts have advanced in the past few days:‚Äč

    • James (Ordinary)

    • Zach (Apprentice)

    • Thomas (Apprentice)

    • Lance (Apprentice)


We hope everyone is staying healthy during this time and look forward to seeing everyone again!


Don’t Give up the Ship,


Webmaster Thomas 

Lance & Skipper Ballew conducting a "social distancing" Skipper's Conference 

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2014 National Flagship

This is an accomplishment that no other ship has ever completed, becoming National Flagship twice! 1942 earned the title in 2007 and was recently titled 2014 National Flagship! BRAVO ZULU SHIP 1942!