New Amateur Radio Club KB4SA partnering with Boy Scouts of America in Clay County FL
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Scott Roberts, KK4ECR
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, THE NORTH FLORIDA COUNCIL CHARTERS AMATEUR RADIO STATION KB4SA – INAUGURAL EVENT ON MAY 12, 2012.
Clay County, Florida (April 12, 2012) – Boy Scouts of America, The North Florida Council announces the charter of amateur radio station, KB4SA. KB4SA encourages, equips and prepares young people to be vibrant citizens and dynamic community leaders through the use of amateur radio and the practice of emergency communication guided by the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
The inaugural event of KB4SA is scheduled for May 12, 2012 at Camp Echockotee, 2513 Doctors Lake Drive, Orange Park, FL 32073. Scouts will see local amateur operators in action and also communicate, via radio, with other amateur radio operators, local and around the world.
During future events, Scouts will earn merit badges related to radio, communications and science; receive a FCC Amateur Radio license; participate in local emergency communications drills; and provide communication support for community charity events such as bike-a-thons.
Peter Duzant, founder of the KB4SA said, “Amateur radio is a rewarding hobby that allows Scouts to learn, not only about radio and electronics, but also that it goes hand-in-hand with duty to country and community.”
Chuck Courson, Director at Camp Echockotee adds his support, “The starting of Amateur Radio Club, KB4SA, will allow us to be able to help scouts be better prepared to give back to their community in a very meaningful way. We are excited about the opportunities that this will provide for the scouts.”
Sponsors for the Amateur Radio Club KB4SA include Clay County Amateur Radio Emergency Service and Journey Church.
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Boy Scouts of America was founded in February of 1910 with the purpose of providing programs for young people that build character, and trains them in the responsibilities of citizenship and giving back to the community. The Boy Scouts of America now has a membership of 2,723,869 youth.
More information about the Amateur Radio Club KB4SA and other events scheduled with the Boy Scouts of America can be found on the club web site at http://www.kb4sa.org. To schedule an interview, or your attendance at the event, please contact Scott Roberts at (904) 759-7812 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.