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.
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.