Welcome to FOSSOM
FOSSOM is a 501(c)3 non-profit 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 on-the-water training cruises to youth.
- Unit specific vessel support.
- The Crabtree Scholarship which provides financial assistance to Scouts in need, who may not otherwise be able to participate in maritime training programs.
- Sponsorship of the SEAL Program for the Sea Scouts BSA.
- Support to numerous youth maritime training programs and events.
All of our activities solely support the youth and everyone at FOSSOM is a volunteer.