Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Boy Scouts of America promotes aquatic safety.

Excerpt from U.S. Coast Guard Proceedings of the Marine Safety & Security Council magazine by Mr. Keith Christopher, National Events Director / Sea Scouts National Director, Boy Scouts of America

All aquatic activities comply with Boy Scouts of AmericaSafe Swim Defense” and “Safety Afloat” programs, which outline mandatory minimum standards that all leaders must be trained in before conducting sanctioned aquatic programs.

Sea ScoutsBoy Scouts of America Sea Scout units, called “ships,” focus on boating skills and promote knowledge of our maritime heritage. Sea Scouts learn to maintain and safely operate a vessel, as well as the meanings of buoys and lights, how to take advantage of wind and tide, and how to drop anchor or approach a dock.

Full article is available at http://www.uscg.mil/proceedings/fall2010.

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