This year marked my 5th year of hosting the scout fishing derby here in Madison, WI. It has grown every year since it's inception and I have had an absolute blast with all the participants. I always plan this event over the free fishing weekend to make it easy for families to try angling without the investment in a state fishing license. The event was attended by boy scouts, cub scouts, and girl scouts, and just about everybody landed a fish. This years outing had a new scout winning a division (he was thrilled) as well as a rod and reel combo for smallest fish. Instead of giving you a play by play of the event as I have in years past I am just gonna share some of the photos.
A big thank you to all the scouts that attended this years event. I am extremely lucky to have the opportunity to regularly introduce children to fishing. If you get the chance, invite a neighborhood kid and their parents out fishing sometime. Your interest in the outdoors could be the spark that lights the fire.
|A nice bluegill pulled from the pond.|
|Team work, you catch it, I'll hold it.|
|First time angler wins the cub scout category.|
|Bluegills were the prize fighters of the event.|
|My daughter and personal cheerleader, always representing the brand.|
|Congratulations to all the winners!!!|