Re: Program Feature: Fishing
Lorie McGraw (llmcgraw@WORLDNET.ATT.NET)
Thu, 3 Sep 1998 12:40:36 +0000
Hi, Christopher, and Welcome!
For your troop meeting get a wildlife officer in to go over fishing
laws and regs. Also check your local state parks (usually on the internet)
to see if they have any parks that offer programs for the public. If they
do, call the closest one and ask the program director if he/she can do a
program on fishing ecology, species and habits/habitats, etc. Many times
they will come to you for this type of program, or they may have a Nature
Center that you could hold a troop meeting in.
Check to see if there is a local fishing club. Bassmasters has
clubs all over the US and Canada. There are also many Fly Fishing clubs.
Call them and ask them to come do a talk/demo on Fly fishing, bass fishing,
equipment, etc. Don't forget the local Trout Unlimited groups.
Call the local sporting goods store (avoid big chains if you can,
they frequently know little about local resources) and ask if there is a
supplier in the area that could come give a talk on equipment. I got
bobbers, hooks and line donated from a local store (the owner used to be a
Do you live near a lake/ocean? How about a charter fishing trip?
You can go out on a group boat for $7-20 per person or less for a 1/2 or
full day, depending on the species and type of charter. They supply the
equipment and bait.
I love fishing!!! And so do my Webelos!
Hope these suggestions help!
>Date: Sat, 29 Aug 1998 14:36:08 EDT
>From: Christopher Stone <Scouter32@AOL.COM>
>Subject: Program Feature: Fishing
>Hi to all!
>I'm new to Scouts-L and even newer to the whole internet thing so please bear
>with me Iif I seem novice.
>Anyway, Our program theme for September is Fishing and we are looking for new
>ideas for activities and demonstrations we could use for troop meetings.
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