Is it a Mayday?

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An exercise about making Marine Distress calls, is the Emergency a Mayday or Pan Pan?


Envelopes, and the attached document


Explain the purpose of the distress calls and the difference between Mayday and Pan Pan, then using some of the suggested Emergencys or some of your own written on the envelopes get the scouts/explorers to put in the slip with weather they think it is a Mayday or Pan Pan.


  • boats
  • distress signals
  • emergencies
  • Power Boat
  • radio
  • VHF
  • Yacht sailing

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