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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.

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									                                                 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



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                                                      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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