AUXILIARY PADDLE CRAFT (AUXPAD) PROGRAM
The Coast Guard Auxiliary National Paddle Craft program (AUXPAD) has been officially released for adoption by Districts. This program Instruction provides the guidance for development of AUXPAD programs in regions where it is authorized by District Commanders.
This program was developed in a cooperative effort among Auxiliary leadership, national staff, and the office of Chief Director of Auxiliary. It extends boating safety outreach into the paddling community, which is a major objective of the Auxiliary National Strategic Plan. Outreach, both ashore and afloat, is included in the instruction along with complete requirements for conduct of Paddle Craft RBS patrols.
Check with your Chain of Leadership about adoption of this program and specific regional differences that may apply. You can download the instruction for full details of program requirements. This instruction may be found at: www.uscg.mil/directives/ci/16000-16999/CI_16794_11.pdf