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This page contains link and information on joining the U.S. Coast Auxiliary, the regular U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Cost Guard Reserves, and entrance requirements to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

The Coast Guard Auxiliary has several programs to assist those wishing to join the regular Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserves, or enter the Coast Guard Academy.  Links below in light blue will take you that information.  

Academy Admissions Partner Program (AAPP)

Recruitment Assistance Program (RAP)





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How to Join the USCG Auxiliary

Click here> Online Request Form for joining info.

You can get information on joining the Coast Guard Auxiliary by contacting  our Flotilla Staff Officer Human Resources,  our Flotilla Commander, or by filling out the Online Request Form.  They can answer any questions you may have and explain the benefits and rewards of membership. Qualification for membership is a simple process that will quickly have you out on the water providing service to your community and receiving advanced seamanship training available nowhere else.  

 Click Here for Auxiliary Brochure "Volunteer to Make a Difference." (Adobe Acrobat ™ format) 

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Click Here to find a Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla near you.

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Sea Scouts

Sea Scouting is the Coast Guard Auxiliary's official youth program and is a Boy Scouts of America program for young men and women, ages 14 (or 13 years of age and completed eighth grade) through 20. Sea Scouts provide a program for religious, fraternal, educational, and other community organizations to use for effective character, citizenship, and mental and personal fitness training for youth. As part of this training, Sea Scouts are expected to develop personal religious values, learn the principles of American heritage and government, and acquire skills that will prepare them to become successful adults.

The advancement scheme for Sea Scouts places an initial emphasis on nautical skills before encouraging the youth to take a major role in planning activities in the unit. Young men and women ages fourteen through twenty who are willing to abide by the requirements of BSA membership, including agreeing to live by the ideals expressed in the Scout Oath and Law and Sea Promise are eligible to join a Sea Scout Ship. Ships are administered by volunteers with the assistance and support of some paid professional staff.

As of September 2018 all Sea Scouts and Sea Scout leaders are automatically Associate Members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary Association unless they choose to opt out. Any Sea Scout who is at least 14 years old or Sea Scout leader may also choose to become full members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary by following the normal application process.

For more information please contact our Flotilla Staff Officer Auxiliary Scout - Ian Riddell

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