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The Scouts of Troop 57 and Troop 73, Appleton, Wis., are floating in the water, all lined up in a row in a sitting position, as if they're each in a rocking chair. The Scouts perfect the deep-water start, keeping their ski tips pointed out of the water, bending their ankles and knees, and leaning back against the pull of the boat.
Among the skills needed to water-ski: (clockwise from left) communication on the water, BSA Safe Swim, proper ﬁtting of skis and proper positioning on the water. Matt King gets ready for his next run by straightening his skis as he hangs onto a boom attached to the boat. Logan Shallow holds steady on the water with a little help from the boom. 36 BOYS’ LIFE F JULY 2009 WaterskiSchool_vH.indd 36 5/15/09 9:21:38 AM No. 2 By Rosemarie Colombraro Photographs by Judy Griesedieck Wisconsin Scouts go from ﬁsh out of water to seasoned skiers during one weekend with a water-ski show team. T he Scouts of Troop 57 and Troop 73, Appleton, Wis., are ﬂoating in the water, all lined up in a row in a sitting position, as if they’re each in a rock- But for now, as they skim across the surface of the Wolf River near Fremont, they’re just happy to be able to stay on their feet. ing chair. “It felt really good,” says 11-year-old Second Then somebody yells “hit it!” and they’re off, ski- Class Scout Logan Shallow. “I had wanted to ski all ing across the surface
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