Life jacket station at Jensen Grove
BLACKFOOT — Eagle Scout candidate Kyle Stailey of Moreland was among a group of people who installed two loaner life jacket stations at Jensen Grove Lake on Saturday.
"We're setting up loaner stations for those who don't have life jackets or forgot them," Stailey said.
"Scouts help get the stands set up," said Juelie Traska, the Boat Safety Education Coordinator for the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.
"The Bingham County Marine Deputies will monitor the stations to ensure that they're kept up," Traska continued.
Sheriff's Deputy Drew Lusk and Marine Deputy Steve Cederberg were among those involved with the setup.
While much of each station is prefabricated, scouts such as Stailey are involved in such things as installing the hardware on the stands and hanging up the life jackets.
Each station is equipped with 15 life jackets , sizes infant to adult extra large, said Traska.
The board displays easy to follow directions on how to properly fit a life jacket . Idaho state law requires youth 14 and under, on board vessels 19 feet or less, to wear a life jacket when the vessel is underway.
Traska noted that the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is the sponsor of the loaner station at Jensen Grove's swimming beach.