June 19 – Fishing with the Boy Scouts Summary and Pictures

According to the Boy Scouts of America website “Scouting is fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today โ€“ and for life. The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nationโ€™s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations, providing programs for young people that build character”.

On Wednesday, July 19th Green Bay Trout Unlimited helped a group of ~18 Pulaski Boy Scouts learn all about fly fishing. The teaching included everything from the fishing rules and regulations through Knot-tying, Insects, fly-tying, casting and more.

The Scouts broke into smaller groups for a better student/teacher ratio. This also helped keep things rolling and on time. The boys spent around 45 minutes at each station. The evening concluded with the scouts applying their newly learned skills on Shawano Lake. Several of the scouts were awarded their Boy Scout Fly Fishing Merit Badge for their involvement.

GBTU chapter volunteer included…

  • Dan Simons
  • Dave Ostanek
  • Jack Koivisto
  • Paul Kruse
  • Gary Gillis
  • Dennis Nonnemacher
  • Aled Griffiths
  • Jerry Zwicky

A huge THANK YOU to all who made this a memorable day for those young men !!

*Thanks Dan Simons for setting this up and thanks to Dennis Nonnemacher for taking the photos.*

Pulaski Boy Scouts and GBTU volunteers (more scouts would come later)
Wait a minute…that one scout sitting at the table has a beard ?
Dan S goes over some of the basics
I hope they study this hard in school ๐Ÿ™‚
Time to learn about knots
This is how you keep a fish from pulling your line apart
If anyone makes fly casting look better than Jack K, I would like to meet them ๐Ÿ™‚
Jack and Paul ready the scouts for fly-casting
Uh-oh…Paul looks like he sees a fly rod left on the ground ๐Ÿ™‚
The smile says it all !
Aled G, Dave O and Gary G lead the fly-tying section
Dave O examines a newly tied fly
Gary G shares his knowledge
Nice concentration !
Gary G shows how to control the line coming from the bobbin
This guy maybe a future fly-fishermen and surgeon
The banner says it all !