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These courses are designed to give you some basic knowledge of safe boating. They are not an all inclusive as you will see. They are designed by boaters for boaters to help us all be more aware and safe on the water. In the process you will learn some useful hintsand applications to make your boating experience more enjoyable.

It will give you the basic knowledge that you need to start safe boating. It does not give you a license but a certificate that will fulfill the requirement of having to take a safe boating course by the year 2000.

There will be a 50 point test at the end of the course that you should have no trouble in passing. By doing the small amount of homework every week and mostly paying attention in class you will be able to pass the course easily and receive your certificate.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be interviewed by one of the squadron members and you will be invited to become a member of the squadron. You will see them during the course from time to time. If you ever have any questions about anything please feel free to ask any of the members at any time or use the names and numbers at the bottom of your course sheet. We are a fraternal organization that has been around almost from the turn of the century, (although most of us have not been members quite that long there is allot of boating experience in the membership). There are chapters or "squadrons" nearly all over the world.

The Power Squadron is devoted to its mission of safe boating through education. There are many levels of educational attainment in the Power Squadron and throughout the course you will hear and see some if not all of the other courses we provide. We have regularly scheduled group, squadron, district, and national meetings. We have taken "field trips" to locks and other places of interest and plan cruises on all of the waters around at various times throughout the year. You can choose to participate at almost any level. There is something for everyone.

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