Boy Scouts of America
On 23 February 2009, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary signed a Memorandum of Agreement to partner with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). The Auxiliary's Recreational Boating Safety Outreach Department is coordinating the implementation to make this a meaningful agreement for the two organizations.
Resources are available for the following:
About the BSA
Every organization has its own way of expressing itself, as well as its own approach to how to get the job done. The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is no exception. This page is intended to provide Coast Guard Auxiliarists information about BSA, how it talks, and how it is organized. Most resources are found on the official BSA website.
As a public organization, BSA takes positions on a number of contemporary issues. BSA's position statements can be consulted by following this link.
The Language of Scouting
A good overview of BSA's specialized language is found by following this link.
Units are called ...
Types of Scout units Program Unit Adult Leader Cub Scouts Cub Pack Cubmaster Boy Scouts Scout Troop Scoutmaster Sea Scouts Sea Scout Ship Skipper Venturers Venturing Crew Advisor
All local units work together in a Scout "District". Two or more districts comprise a Scout "Council". There are 4 Regions (Northeast, Southern, Central, Western) that include approximately 80 councils each. There are currently 303 councils nationally.
- Youth Protection (Cubs)
- Youth Protection (Scouts)
- Youth Protection (Sea Scouts & Venturers)
- Safe Swim Defense
- Safety Afloat
These recognitions are earned by Boy Scouts, Sea Scouts, and Venturers:
These recognitions are earned by Sea Scouts only:
Scouts & Auxiliary work together
- Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Boy Scouts of America (PowerPoint presentation)
- Coast Guard Auxiliary -- BSA discussion list
- Learn Safe Boating Practices from the Coast Guard Auxiliary
- Promote BSA Safety Afloat with a Free Vessel Safety Check
- Coast Guard Auxiliary exhibits for the Boy Scouts of America
- Coast Guard offers unique educational experience at National Scout Jamboree (from Coast Guard Compass)
- Auxiliary Division Helps Scouts Celebrate 100th Anniversary (from SITREP)
- Auxiliary Participates in University of Scouting
- Boy Scouts of America
- Sea Scouts BSA
- Scouting magazine
- Boy's Life magazine
- Florida Sea Base
- Guide to Safe Scouting
- Good Turn for America
- Insignia guide
Help Build this Wiki
We are looking for Auxiliarists who have experience building partnerships between the Coast Guard Auxiliary and other organizations. If you are able to help, please contribute to this effort by following this link.