FWC, Coast Guard Auxiliary to train scouts on boating safety
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