The long cruise badge may be earned by Sea Scouts for having completed 14 days of on the water boating activities. The first time it is earned the badge is presented, then each subsequent time a red arc is presented for the badge, then the fifth arc is white arc to replace the four previous arcs.
A Sea Scout must be at least Ordinary rank before he or she can start recording cruising time for the Long Cruise Badge.
In order to qualify for this badge, the Sea Scout must have cruised two weeks on any vessel or boat provided by the local council or ship, or their own vessel when authorized by an adult leader in that Sea Scout Ship. Each additional long cruise badge is marked by a red arc above the badge, until five such cruises have been completed. Then a single white arc replaces them above the badge.
In the event that it is not possible to make a two week cruise, a series of weekend or overnight cruises on any boat or ship may be made, provided that the total number equals fourteen days. (Note: An overnight cruise lasts two days; a weekend cruise starting on Saturday and ending on Monday, will be counted as three days.)
There is no requirement regarding distance and number of miles.
The Long Cruise badge is an achievement, not a rank; therefore, an adult leader may qualify for the badge without qualifying for the Ordinary rank.