Join the St. Paul Squadron of America's Boating Club!

  • You can improve your boating knowledge and skills through any of our education classes.
  • You can socialize with other boat lovers.
  • You are eligible for discounts on merchandise and services. (Did you know that many insurance companies grant boat insurance discounts to boat owners who have passed our public boating class?

The membership requirements are simple:

  • Be able and willing to contribute your time, energy and skills towards the objectives of America's Boating Club®
  • Complete the membership application at the bottom of this page
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Pay a one-time national registration fee of $20.00 plus membership dues. (Annual dues are $115.00 for a single individual and $170.00 for a family.)

For more information, contact the St. Paul Squadron's Membership Chair:

More information about our national organization may be found at the America's Boating Club® website.


What is America's Boating Club® all about?

America's Boating Club® is a nationwide boating organization that was founded in 1914 as the United States Power Squadrons.  We learn together, boat together and help both fellow members and other boaters on the water and on land. Our members and their families learn boating skills, engage with boating friends and connect with the boating community wherever they happen to be.

Membership Benefits

Members have access to discounted learning opportunities, boating fun with other members and volunteer opportunities focused on boating. We've partnered with exclusive organizations and businesses across the country to make our members' experience safer, more exciting and less expensive. For example, there are substantial discounts available for boat, health and travel insurance; reduced costs for marine services from companies like Sea Tow and DANBOATER; transactional discounts from vendors like Office Depot; and savings on rental cars, education classes and hotel stays. For current information and details, check out our national website.

Education Requirements

Safe boating through education is at the heart of our mission. While you do not need education credentials to join, we recommend you complete the basic NASBLA boating course.  It's not complicated and can be completed online in the comfort of your own home.  For a more interactive learning expereince, check to see if we're currently offering a virtual or in-person basic boating course.



Apply Here to Become a Member

Ready to become a member? Fill out our Member Application Form below and become the newest member of our family.
Estimated Completion Time: 10 mins

Member Application

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Application for Primary Active Member

(Power, Sail, Paddle, None)
This is what your skills in your education, work training or hobbies are : (I.e. accounting, lawyer, floral arranging, teaching, etc.)
Single Membership - Provides membership for one person. Family Membership - Provides membership for you and your family.


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Application for Additional Household Members

Primary and Others must live in the same household. Use extra forms for Additional Household Members.

You chose a Single Membership, so you may skip this section and move on to the Volunteering section below.

Additional Member #2 (Optional)

If you wish to receive emails in addition to Active Member
This is what your skills in your education, work training or hobbies are : (I.e. accounting, lawyer, floral arranging, teaching, etc.)

Additional Member #3 (Optional)

If there is an additional household member (ex. your child) that you want to sign up, please fill out their information below.

If you wish to receive emails in addition to Active Member
This is what your skills in your education, work training or hobbies are : (I.e. accounting, lawyer, floral arranging, teaching, etc.)


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Membership Application Information

What is USPS®/America’s Boating Club®?

Organized in 1914, USPS/ABC is America’s largest non-profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in boat handling, navigation and related subjects. Our members are boating families who contribute to their communities by promoting safe boating through education, civic service, and their own responsible enjoyment of local waterways. We enjoy participating in activities with our fellow members on the water and in the classroom, on the water, and beyond. USPS/America’s Boating Club has some 25,000 members organized into 350+ squadrons across the country and in some US territories. USPS has been honored by three US presidents for its civic contributions. Learn boating skills/ Engage in the fun/ Connect with the boating community - we have it all!

USPS/ABC Membership Benefits:

Our many benefits are a plus! Check out our Member Benefits at and you will find information on special benefits you receive for being a member of USPS /ABC. Do not forget to check with your insurance company for discounts for taking approved courses.

Education Requirement for Membership

Although USPS/America’s Boating Club has no education requirement for membership, squadrons may elect to require the passing of an approved boating course as a requirement for membership. America’s Boating Course is offered by your local squadron and is available online 24/7.

Membership Qualifications:

To qualify for active membership in a local squadron of USPS/America’s Boating Club:

  • You must be able and willing to contribute time, energy, and skills to the objective of USPS/America’s Boating Club.
  • You must have paid all applicable entrance fees, dues, and assessments.
  • Your membership application must be accepted by your local squadron’s executive committee or the Membership Chair.

Don’t have a local squadron? National “cyber” memberships are also available.

USPS Policy On Human Rights:

USPS, its districts, squadrons and members shall at all times observe all federal, state and local Human Rights Laws, regulations and ordinances applicable to any USPS activity, procedure or practice. At no level; whether National, District or Squadron, may any person be refused membership, denied office or be prevented from participating in any activity because of any fact or circumstance which would identify that person as one of a protected class of individuals under the Human Rights Laws, regulations or ordinances of any governmental jurisdiction where the person resides, or where USPS conducts business.

National Headquarters Mailing Address

United States Power Squadrons; 1504 Blue Ridge Road; Raleigh, NC 27607

Toll Free Phone (888) 367-8777;

Toll Free Fax (888) 304-0813;


To all Membership Chairs:

Most new member processing can be done online using Notify your Treasurer and Secretary that this has been done.

Keep a copy of this form for one (1) year. You'll be emailed a copy after submitting this form.

The Scout yes box in the Additional Household Members is for Squadron use only.

A previous member needs to use the past member number. Check with headquarters if not available.

I understand that I must be able and willing to contribute Time, Energy and Skills to the Objectives of USPS.

Type out your name as it appears throughout this form. This is considered a legal-binding signature.