States Power Squadrons®
The National Organization
United States Power Squadrons ® is a non profit
organization, composed completely of volunteers. It has no affiliation
with any governmental organization. The United States Power Squadrons
is the world’s largest private, non-profit, boating organization.
Established in 1914, USPS has some 45,000 members organized into 450 squadrons
across the country and in US territories. Each squadron's activities involve
the three primary objectives of USPS: community service, continuing education,
and enjoying the friendship and camaraderie of our fellow members. You
can find out more about USPS through the links on the right to its website
and by reading its newsletter The Ensign.
USPS members consist of boating families who contribute to their communities
by promoting safe boating on the water and in the classroom. Local squadrons
offer boating skills courses on a regular basis to boaters in our communities.