The Preamble to the USPS Pledge

Ladies and gentlemen, you have accepted an invitation to
membership in the United States Power Squadrons, a national
boating fraternity dedicated to high standards of seamanship
and an appreciation of yachting traditions. I now ask
you to raise your right hand and affirm your willingness
to fulfill the obligations of all members of USPS
and the Poverty Bay Sail and Power Squadron.

USPS Pledge

I do solemnly pledge to:

Abide by the by-laws of the United States Power Squadrons;
Promote high standards of navigation and seamanship;
Maintain and operate my boat legally;
Render assistance whenever possible;
And conduct myself in a manner that will add
prestiege, honor, and respect to the
United States Power Squadrons.