We achieved Journey to Excellence Gold Unit Awards for 2017 and 2018. A gold unit is considered “exceptional,” and, nationally, only about 10 percent of units achieve this award each year.

Venturing Crew / Sea Scout Ship 4 is an award-winning, youth-led Scout group for young people ages 14 (or 13 with the completion of the eighth grade) through 20 in Knoxville, Tennessee.  We develop outdoor skills, leadership, and ethics through fun and challenging high adventure activities.  We help our planet and our neighbors through conservation and community service.  We are global citizens through our participation in the worldwide Scout Movement.

We are a coeducational, inclusive, and nonsectarian unit, and we aim to reflect the diversity of our community.  Whoever you are, wherever you’re from, and wherever you are on your journey, you’re welcome in Crew / Ship 4.

Upcoming Events

Meeting Location

St. John's Episcopal Cathedral
Crew / Ship 4 meets most Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, located at 413 W. Cumberland Avenue in downtown Knoxville.  Parking is available in the church’s lot off of Church Avenue; look for the spaces marked “St. John’s.”  Additional parking information is available on St. John’s website.  St. John’s is also our usual departure and return point for our outdoor activities.

Join the Adventure

Are you looking for an adventure?  Do you love exploring your passions, making new friends, and discovering the world?  Do you want to summit tall mountains, paddle into the sunset, serve our community, and conserve our environment?  Now imagine leading a group through these activities, all while having a blast doing it.

Venturing and Sea Scouts are youth-led and youth-inspired.  Each activity provides an opportunity to shine and learn more about yourself and the world around you.  Along the way, you’ll acquire outdoor skills and skills for life, and you’ll gain fun experiences that will prove to be valuable regardless of where your future takes you.

You are eligible to join Crew / Ship 4 if you are age 13 (and have completed the eighth grade) or 14 through 20 and live in the greater Knoxville area.  No prior Scouting experience is necessary.  We invite current and former Scouts and Girl Scouts as well as those who are new to Scouting to browse our website, visit us at our meetings, and come along with us on our outings to learn more about who we are and what we do.  Connect with us and let us know that you’re interested, and we’ll contact you with more information.



St. John's Episcopal Cathedral Smoky Mountains Hiking Club Troop 147 Troop 1882

St. John’s
Episcopal Cathedral

Smoky Mountains
Hiking Club

Troop 147
Knoxville, Tennessee

Troop 1882
Knoxville, Tennessee