Midcoast youth seeking maritime adventure are invited to an informational open house meeting of a new Sea Scout program on Sunday, April 18 at 2 p.m. at the Sail, Power, & Steam Museum at Sharp’s Point South at 75 Mechanic St. in Rockland.

The open house will feature plenty of food and activities for young men and women, parents and children, as well as displays of the types of maritime activities that Sea Scouts participate in.

Sea Scouts is part of Boy Scouts of America’s Venturing, a co-ed program open to youth between the ages of 14 to 20 who reside in Knox, Waldo and Lincoln counties. The program presents an opportunity for youth to participate in outdoor activities such as rock climbing, whitewater paddling and scuba diving. The program also includes learning to take charge of every type of watercraft from rowboats, canoes and kayaks to large windjammers.

Activities will take place at various locations in the Penobscot Bay area around Camden and Rockland this summer, with the Sail, Power, & Steam Museum as the base camp. The new Sea Scouts will be part of a “ship,” which is the term for a Sea Scout group.

After the 2 p.m. open house for youth, the Sea Scouts will offer a 4 p.m. adult leader orientation for anyone in the community to understand Sea Scouting and the ways adults may help to make this program happen for Midcoast youth.

Future meetings of the ship are tentatively set for the second and fourth Thursday nights of the month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information call Tomm Tomlinson at 975-6517 or e-mail mustroos@aol.com.