Sea Scout Advanced Leadership (SEAL) training, as the name implies, is a training course designed to develop leadership skills in young adults. Seamanship is the medium through which this course is taught. Nautical skills are the means, not the end. This leadership skills course, which utilizes an at-sea experience as a laboratory, is intended to teach and apply leadership skills. Few other media offer the opportunity to young people to actually put group dynamics leadership skills into practice. There is no play acting. All situations and tasks are real, not created. Bad decisions or team failure can produce real problems.
While seamanship skills are not developed during this course, it is not possible to teach this course if the students do not arrive knowing certain minimal nautical skills. Therefore, the prerequisites for this course are: students must have attained the rank of Ordinary, must possess a thorough knowledge of the contents of chapter 4 of the Sea Scout Manual, and must not have reached their 18th birthday by the date of the course. Upon successful completion of this course you will be authorized to wear the double dolphin SEAL insignia.
Several SEAL training courses are held each year. Ask your Skipper where the closest SEAL course is to your ship.
Source: Sea Scout Manual (33239B), 2000