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U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and Youth

Most Water Tragedies Are Preventable!
Boating And Water Safety Education
Helps Prevent Tragedy And Save Lives!

The World Health Organization’s (W.H.O.) 2019 report summarizes that in the U.S.,
“Drowning is the Second Leading Cause of unintentional injury death
in children aged 1-14 years.”
Two high-risk factors are:
living near open waters and flood disasters.

Together, we can improve the W.H.O. statistics - 
So, Let's Do This!

Fil Pagano WnKids St Paul  WnKids Class Teaching Aids, by TJ Bendicksen  Thank You For Teaching Us Poster, photo by TJ Bendicksen

Water 'N Kids Safety (WnKids) Class
Kids, Water, and Safety Lessons For Life:

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary offers Water 'N Kids Safety (WnKids) classes to empower students in Elementary Schools, Cub Scouts, Boys & Girls Clubs, and more. Our interactive and fun WnKids classes focus on four main objectives for safety in, on, and around water, as well as how to be good stewards of our environment.:

1. Learn to swim, swim in a safe place, swim with a "buddy", beach safety and rip current survival.

2. Wear a lifejacket.

3. Obey the boat safety rules: do not stand up, ride on the bow, or dangle arms and legs outside of the boat.  Be a good lookout.

4. Know what to do in case of an emergency: ex.: boat overturns or someone falls into the water.

Would you like to schedule a Water 'n Kids Safety class for your elementary school students or group of young people?  Click on About Flotilla 20-4 in the menu to the left on this page for our contact information. Then, call or send us an email today!

Click on each of the two images below for
important information regarding Life Jackets:

  Wear It Life Jacket    Selection and Fit Life Jackets

Do You Have Questions by TJ Bendicksen

Click On Each Of The Circle Links Below
to View and Learn, Download and Save or Print
the Coloring and Activity Books:

 Water 'n Kids Safety Coloring Book     Learn About The US Coast Guard     The True Story of Inky the Whale   

Coastie's Water Safety Book    Understanding Marine Debris Activity Book    Officer Snook's Evasive Invasives Aquatic Nuisance Species

Sea Scouts - The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Official Youth Program:

Sea Scout SailingBSA LogoUnited States Ship WASP Crossed Anchor Aux Logo Sea Scout Navigation BSA

Join Us For The Adventures and Fun
Sea Scout Ship 2004 New Bern!

The Sea Scouts program is a unique hands-on adventure that gets you out on the water and participating in fun and exciting activities that you experience with other young people who share your interests!  Sea Scouts provides opportunities for students to gain valuable seamanship training and experience, build and enhance your boating, water safety and leadership skills, inspires you to become dedicated to protecting our marine environment and waterways, and promotes good citizenship in service to your Sea Scout Ship as well as to your community. You may also qualify for Coast Guard Auxiliary Boat Crew and eventually Coxwain, as well as other remarkable responsibilities.

The Coast Guard Auxiliary has collaborated with the Boy Scouts of America’s Sea Scout program and has named Sea Scouts as its official youth program.  Sea Scouts are coed students ages 14-20 years, who now have the opportunity to cross-train with the Coast Guard Auxiliary (CGAUX), to earn both Sea Scout BSA ranks and CGAUX qualifications.  Any Sea Scout or Sea Scout Leader who is at least 14 years old may also choose to become full members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary through our application process.

Are you interested in Sea Scouts?  Click on About Flotilla 20-4 in the menu to the left on this page for our contact information. Then, call or send us an email today!

Sea Scout and AUXSCOUT Resources:

Sea Scout BSA - The official Sea Scout website. This provides program helps, marketing materials and training opportunities.

Sea Scouts BSA Youtube Channel