FOSSOM is a 501(c)3 charity supporting youth maritime leadership and character programs in and around the Chesapeake Bay area of Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia. Key programs include:
- The SSTV der PeLiKan which provides summer and weekend training cruises to youth.
- The Crabtree Scholarship which provides financial assistance to scouts in need, who may not otherwise be able to participate in maritime training programs with the BSA and GSUSA.
- Sponsorship for the SEAL Program for the Sea Scouts BSA.
- Support to numerous youth maritime training program events.
100% of all funds go directly to program. SSTV der PeLiKan is our office and everyone at FOSSOM is a volunteer. So your contributions go directly to supporting youth.