United States Power Squadron®, formed in 1914, is the largest fraternal boating organization in the United States. We have over 450 squadrons totaling more than 38,000 members across the U.S., Puerto Rico and Japan. We are a non-political, non-governmental organization, though we do work closely with the U.S. Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxillary, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, NOS and the Department of Natural Resources of most States.

The Arrowhead  Power Squadron is a unit of the United States Power Squadrons®.

The Arrowhead  Power Squadron offers Safe Boating Classes to the public. These classes have been tailored to be completed in one 8 hour day. These classes teach navigational aids, the rules of the road, how to anchor, different kinds of anchors, basic piloting, knots, docking, and basic seamanship. The instruction is free, although there is a nominal fee for the Student Manual and  charting materials. In addition, the Squadron offers personalized service which can range from simple trailering techniques to more comprehensive “how do I use my new boat” and “can you show me the lake”. These sessions are designed to introduce the new boater to their own boat and the potential boater to the concept of boating. Taught by our cadre of certified instructors, the helping hand offered by these sessions often relaxes and invites the newer boater into the world of boating. 

Our members enjoy:

In addition to monthly Bridge and Dinner Meetings, we also have monthly "Log Bending" pot lucks that are held at various  members' homes.  Our monthly newsletter is named THE ARROWHEAD LOG and at Log Bendings we assemble the newletter, but the event is really an excuse to have fun and swap adventuresome sea tales, some real, some imagined!  Plus we celebrate numerous annually occuring holidays.  Members share numerous outings, which are listed on the monthly calendar.

Boat Operator Certification
  • Boat Handling
  • Inland Navigation
  • Coastal Navigation
  • Off-shore Navigation
  • Ocean Navigation
  • Weather
  • Sail
  • Cruise Planning
  • Engine Maintenance
  • Marine Electronics
Social Activities:
  • Cruises
  • Rendezvous
  • Family Outings
Civic Service Activities:
  • Educating Boaters for Safety
  • Teaching Fellow Boaters
  • Volunteer Safety Inspections
Membership to USPS means:
  • Greater Boating Education
  • Family Activities
  • Community Involvement
  • Membership Benefits:
  • Special Marine Insurance
  • Affinity Credit Card Program
  • Port Captain Program

See all USPS benefits