Do you know of an individual or group that is helping kids learn
how to stay safe on the water?
The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) is calling for entries
for its Boating Safety Youth Program Award that recognizes
individuals or organizations that have developed and implemented
innovative youth boating-education programs that focus on
recreational boating safety.
Co-sponsored by the Boat Owners Association of The United
States (BoatU.S.), the award includes a $2,500 cash prize.
The deadline to apply is Dec.31.
For a youth boating program to qualify, it must include
boating-safety practices and be targeted to youth under 18 years
of age. Previous awards have gone to school districts,
summer camps, scouting groups, and U.S. Power Squadrons.
The award's $2,500 prize is designed to be used for the
implementation or enhancement of a youth-oriented boating-safety
program. This can include equipment, audio-visual aids, printing,
teaching aids, program promotion and advertising, or rental of a
The winner will also be invited to attend the annual
International Boating and Water Safety Summit in March of 2007 in
San Antonio, Texas, during which they will present a conference
session on their award-winning program.
Travel expenses — including transportation, lodging and meals
for one representative — are included.
For more information and an application, go to
http://www.SafeBoatingCouncil.org and click on "award
The NSBC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization for the
advancement and promotion of safer boating through education.
It is comprised of over 333 national, regional and local boating
and water-safety agencies, organizations and corporations.
BoatU.S. is the nation's leading advocate for recreational
boaters, providing its 665,000 members with a wide array of safety
and consumer services.