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Wednesday 3 February 2010 | Published in Regional


The Avarua Harbour Sea Scouts checked out their boat equipment after resuming meetings last Monday following the holiday break.

The youngsters rigged one of their sailing craft, checked the safety boat, got into their rope work and were taught the correct way to put on and adjust a lifejacket.

They were each given a DVD and book on boating safety to take home and study as part of their ongoing training.

They were also shown the fleet of boats the leaders and adult supporters are working on at the Avarua boatsheds.

Over the past month, the group has had their patrol boat on display at the Punanga Nui as part of a water and boating safety promotion. Scout leaders from Australia, New Zealand, Sweden and the United Kingdom visited their stand and parents also enrolled their children in Sea Scouts.

During the past six months, the group has raised funds by cleaning the hulls of some of the visiting yachts which moored in Avatiu harbour.

Those interested in joining the Sea Scouts can go along to their meetings on Monday nights at Punanga Nui market from 5pm to 6.30pm.