Coast Guard Auxiliary – Sea Scout Partnership
In August 2018, an agreement between United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Boy Scouts of America made Sea Scouts the official youth program of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. The Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard. Since 1939 the Auxiliary has supported the Coast Guard in nearly all of the service’s missions. This partnership gives Sea Scouts an opportunity to benefit from Coast Guard seamanship and vocational training, while introducing Sea Scouts to the Coast Guard.
A pilot rollout was conducted beginning in March 2019. The national rollout began on November 1st. The Auxiliary Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) document is available below. There are many opportunities for collaboration between the Auxiliary and Sea Scouts in all parts of the country. Check this page and AuxBWiki for more information and resources to put the agreement into use.