GOLDEN EAGLE AWARD: Annually, the National Cooperative Charting Committee presents the national GOLDEN EAGLE award to the district Cooperative Charting chairman who has best prepared his district during the year for current and future excellence in Cooperative Charting.
Click HERE for a close-up look at the Golden Eagle Plague
To learn more about the criteria used in selecting the 5 candidates for this award please click HERE.
Horst Boettge Excellence in Cooperative Charting Award
The Horst Boettge Excellence in Cooperative Charting Award will be presented annually by the Cooperative Charting Committee.
The purpose of this award is to stimulate interest in the United States Power Squadrons’ program of Cooperative Charting: both geodetic marker recovery and nautical survey work. These programs can help fulfill the squadron’s civic service as well as fulfilling the basic need of encouraging boat safety.
This annual award shall be acknowledged at USPS/America’s Boating Club Annual National Meeting to the Individual who is not a member of the Cooperative Charting Committee and has earned the highest excess percentage of points. This calculation can be found on monthly spreadsheets on the Cooperative Charting web pages.
The Horst Boetttge Excellence in Cooperative Chart Award can only be awarded one time to any individual.
Horst Boettge Recipient Award - 2020 - P/Stf/C Donald L Grotjan, SN
Horst Boettge Recipient Award - 2021 - P/C Ronald J Spitz, SN
Horst Boettge Award - 2022 - P/R/C Robert D Holub, SN
This Program is Cancelled as of Jan 1st, 2021
Adopt a Chart Program
What is Adopt-a-Chart? An organized comprehensive effort to keep up-to-date information of a specific chart.
This program will come to a close effective 2020 31 December
This document describes the four basic natural cooperative charting programs sponsored by the USPS. Included with each program outline is a description of the program's purpose and its reporting frequency. Suggested preparations and the materials for conducting these programs have presented so you will be well prepared for the survey.
The requirements for conducting a survey are described in detail. After the survey is completed you will want to complete the appropriate form and worksheets that make submitting a report a rewarding experience. All reports that show an error to a chart shall be submitted to the controlling agency. Coast Pilot updates and depth surveys are to be submitted to NOAA through their Discrepancy Reporting system. Problems with Aids to Navigation should be reported to the Coast Guard. All reports should be submitted to the Cooperative Charting Committee using the submittal form on the Cooperative Charting website. The data for the report is to be provided on the appropriate form which will be uploaded along with any pictures, chartlets or other associated documents. A member of the Cooperative Charting Committee will review the submitted reports and assign the appropriate number of credits if approved. If errors are found or the information is incomplete the submitter will be advised via email of what actions are needed to gain acceptance.
The programs and the total credits for each report are described in below:
Reports to NOS
Discrepancy Report/Nautical Item
Coast Pilot Update per report
Reports to USACE
Discrepancy Report/Nautical Item
ATON Reports to USCG, USACE or other waterway management