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BSA’s Sea Scouts is now the Coast Guard Auxiliary’s official youth program.

A new memorandum of agreement allows Auxiliary flotillas to become Sea Scout ship-chartered organizations.

Rick Washburn, National Coast Guard Auxiliary Commodore, and VADM Charles Wurster, USCG (ret.), Sea Scout National Commodore, announced the signing of the agreement on Sept. 4, 2018.

“Working with the Coast Guard Auxiliary will give Sea Scouts an opportunity to benefit from Coast Guard seamanship and vocational training, while giving Sea Scouts a unique introduction to the Coast Guard,” said Admiral Wurster.

“With this cooperative effort we will reach out to the emerging population of young adults who share the Auxiliary’s commitment to safe boating, service to the nation, and Coast Guard and maritime careers,” said Commodore Washburn.

This stronger relationship will also provide the Sea Scouts with a broader pool of adult leaders with seamanship skills and training and access to vessels. In addition, Auxiliary programs will facilitate advanced science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-oriented training.

This new partnership will undergo initial development and evaluation between Auxiliary and Sea Scout units in Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia as well as portions of New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania before it is ultimately implemented nationwide.

For more information about the Sea Scout program or to find a Sea Scout ship near you, visit

Joint BSA and Coast Guard Auxiliary Media Release Information

The Boys Scouts of America and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary have developed a joint photo/video/audio release form for BSA members. Both the form and the instructions can be downloaded from the Sea Scouts Links section below.

Coast Guard Auxiliary Photo Policy Regarding Children

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has issued photography guidelines for taking pictures of minors. Auxiliary publication editors do not want to discourage taking great kid photos; it's just that Auxiliary photographers need to make sure they have parental permission (including a signed photo release).

Please read the guidelines and use the Auxiliary Guidelines for Child Photos Auxiliary Model/Photo Release Form ANSC 7020. Both can be download from the Sea Scouts Links section below.