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FWC, Coast Guard Auxiliary to train scouts on boating safety

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Media contact: Angel DeVarona Jr., 954-850-4811

To kick off National Safe Boating Week, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary have teamed up to train approximately 100 pre-registered local Boy and Girl Scouts on boating safety.

The youngsters will climb aboard FWC vessels and receive hands-on instruction on tying knots, reading navigation lights, using proper signals and learning what is required to successfully pass a vessel check. After successfully completing the course, the Scouts will receive a "Boat Smart" book so they can study on their own and take the test required to obtain a Boating Safety Education ID card.

The free training takes place Saturday, May 22, at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park in Hollywood from 9 a.m. to noon. 

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