Coast Guard Auxiliary to Provide Training for Sea Cadets & Sea Scouts

Coast Guard Auxiliary LogoWASHINGTON – Coast Guard Auxiliary members are now authorized to provide shore side and underway training to Sea Cadets & Sea Scouts, under a program that is an outgrowth of the Auxiliary Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC), and its Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

The type of training to be provided includes standard Auxiliary boat crew and coxswain skill training that is already a part of Sea Cadet and Sea Scout training programs. This includes activities such as preparing the vessel to get underway, docking, operating the vessel, anchoring, and safety drills.

The training will be provided by Auxiliary boat crew, selected for their ability to mentor boat crew and coxswain trainees, many having prior experience working with youth or younger trainees through the Coast Guard Auxiliary or other youth-serving organizations. Sea Scouts and Sea Cadets will be provided with the same personal protective equipment as Auxiliarists, including appropriate life jackets.

Each local Coast Guard district will determine how this program is implemented within its area of responsibility. For more information, contact your local Coast Guard Auxiliary representatives at www.cgaux.org/units.php .

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed volunteer Component of the United States Coast Guard created by an Act of Congress in 1939. The Auxiliary, America’s Volunteer Guardians, supports the Coast Guard in nearly all of the service’s missions.

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