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Swamp Fox Power Squadron
Florence, SC

 

 

 

The holidays have come and gone and a New Year is upon us. We hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday and times together with friends and family that were fun and memorable. I'm thinking of warmer weather not too far in the distant future and how fortunate we don't have that thing call S N O W. We have friends and family who live in Virginia and Maryland. Lots of snow but not nearly what the folks who live in Alpine Villages in Austria are experiencing. Snow? How about tons? Enough to cause multiple avalanches and enough to isolate villages from the world. Roads totally blocked. Yup. I'll take the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer anytime. Did I say summer? Hey, maybe there's still time for some last minute work on the boat? Or maybe a CPR or a First Aid class? I'm thinking boating season can't be too far off and, not to forget, there's always time for some fishing. How about your VSC check? Just remember a VSC doesn't take a bunch of time.

Here's a link to our District 26 website Be sure to take a peek and think about our upcoming March Spring Conference in Myrtle Beach. And how about our Cruise & Rendezvous coming up in May. It's all on our website. Check it out and be informed.

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The United States Power Squadron's mission is to provide leadership in recreational boating safety through education and civic activities while promoting fellowship for its members. Located in Florence South Carolina, the Swamp Fox Power Squadron offers many carefully planned courses in subjects like Seamanship, Piloting, Plotting and Position Finding, Celestial Navigation, Cruise Planning, Engine Maintenance, Marine Electronics, Sailing, and much more. These courses are taught by experienced member instructors, and members who complete them are recognized. Join us on-the-water and off with fellow members who are skilled in boating. On-the-water activities include cruises, rendezvous, sail races, navigation contests and even fishing derbies. Activities ashore include meetings with marine programs, parties, dinner-dances, picnics and field trips. Be sure to read our latest newsletter, FOXTALES, to learn about squadron updates and other important information.

USPS Vessel Safety Check (VSC) Program

Besides offering boating education, we promote boating safety with courtesy Vessel Safety Checks (VSC) at the request of the owners. Click here to learn more about our VSC program.

USPS Cooperative Charting Program  

So what is Cooperative Charting? Our CoOp Charting Program is conducted in close coordination with the Marine Chart Division, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce. It is a major public service of USPS. Click here to learn more about this program that not only provides a valuable service for NOAA but also serves as an excellent learning experience for our members.

    


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