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Come for the boating Education....Stay for the FriendsSM
Swamp Fox Power Squadron
Florence, SC

 

 

 

Well, here it is. Valentines Day has come and gone and Daylight Savings will be here in a couple of weeks. The good news? No more ice and heat pumps aren't struggling to keep the house warm. As a matter of fact ours are in the cooling mode which means it can't be long before the days are even warmer (think hot) and, for sure, longer - ideal for that thing we call boating. Have you even thought about your boats? Believe it or not now is the time to think about that Vessel Safety Check and get a head start on the season. Doesn't take a bunch of time. Really.

Not to forget that the District Spring Conference, hosted by Lake Murray, is 16-18 March. Cutoff for reduced hotel rates is 28 February. It's a fun time to get together, learn a lot of things, and enjoy an evening or two with friends. Hope to see you there.

Here's a link to our District 26 website to find out what's going on in the district and around us. Be informed.

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Here's a link to information about our upcoming District 26 Spring Conference 16-18 March

Why not take a look to see what is going to take place. Could be a lot of fun.

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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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