Home » Camping » Fishing Derby 2019!

Fishing Derby 2019!

Held April 5-7, 2019 at Hidden Valley Scout Reservation, Fishing Derby is open to ALL Scouts, parents, and leaders.

CUB AND WEBELOS SCOUTS can complete advancement requirements and BOY SCOUTS can complete requirements for their Fishing or Fly Fishing merit badge.

Registration is now open on Tentaroo!

COST:
Scouts – $15 each
Adults & Siblings – $7 each.
All payments are non-refundable/non-transferable and the event will be held rain or shine.

Items To Bring With You

  • Anyone age 16 and older who is fishing must have a PA fishing license.
  • Fishing rod, bait, and lures
  • Rain gear and hat
  • Merit badge card signed by Scoutmaster
  • Hip boots or waders for Boy Scout who will be working on the Fly Fishing merit badge.
  • Any unit who will be tent camping for the weekend must bring all camping equipment and food.

Leadership Requirement

All Scouts must attend the event with a parent or two registered adult leaders.
Cub Scouts must be accompanied at all times by a parent or two registered leaders.
Boy Scouts can fish during the day using the buddy system.

Cub and Webelos Stations:

  • Local fishing information station
  • Fishing habitat & handling station
  • Fishing knots & rigging station
  • Casting station
  • Smart boating, safe boating station
  • Ready, set, boat station

Boy Scout Stations:

  • Rules and regulations
  • Merit badge orientation
  • Health and safety
  • Fishing equipment and casting
  • Knots
  • Baits and lures
  • Leave No Trace and Outdoor Code
  • Fish identification and catch and release
  • Cleaning and cooking

NOTE: Any in-council unit wishing to tent camp can do so at no additional cost but must provide all camping supplies and meals. Saturday lunch and event patches are provided to all participants and guests registered prior to March 31, 2019 

BOY SCOUT PROGRAM SCHEDULE
FRIDAY
7:30 – 8 PM at the Dining Hall Early check-in for those who want to start fishing Friday night or early Saturday morning (Bring your Blue Card)
8 – 10 PM at the Dining Hall Fishing and fly fishing merit badge sessions (Part A)
SATURDAY
Sunrise – Noon Free time for those who checked-in Friday evening.
8:30 – 9 AM at the Dining Hall Check-in for day trippers. (Bring your Blue Card)
9 AM –  Noon at the Dining Hall Fishing and Fly Fishing merit badge sessions (Part A) for day trippers.
Noon – 1 PM at the Dining Hall Soups and Sandwiches!
1 – 4 PM at the Dining Hall Fishing and Fly Fishing merit badge sessions (Part B)
4PM – dark – Fishing opportunities continue as long as the boys are interested and the fish are hungry. Merit Badge Counselors will be available in the Dining Hall to sign off Blue Cards as boys complete their requirements.
8 p.m. at the Dining Hall Popcorn and movie! Hot & cold drinks and a variety of snacks will be available.
SUNDAY
9 a.m. – Noon at the Dining Hall Merit Badge Counselors will be available in the Dining Hall to sign off Blue Cards as boys complete their requirements.

CUB SCOUT PROGRAM SCHEDULE
SATURDAY
8:30 – 9am at Rotary Lodge Check in. Arrive early to stake out your favorite fishing spot. Pick up a copy of the PA Fishing Regulations and a map showing fishing areas for Cub Scouts. Bring Snacks and fishing tackle for your boys. (Picnic tables are provided on the shore) Family and Pack free fishing time lasts until Noon. NOTE: All Cub Scouts must fish from the creek banks & are not permitted to use waders.
12 Noon – 1 PM at Rotary Lodge Check-in. Please bring an updated Unit/Family roster with you. Burgers and Dogs will be provided for lunch in the Cub Scout Pavilion.
1 – 4 PM Cub Program Stations

  • Fish habitat & handling station.
  • Fishing knots & rigging station.
  • Casting station.
  • Smart boating, safe boating station.
  • Ready, Set, Boat station

4PM – dark Fishing opportunities continue as long as the boys are interested and the fish are hungry.
8 p.m. at the Dining Hall Popcorn and movie! Hot & cold drinks and a variety of snacks will be available.

Registration for Fishing Derby is now open on Tentaroo!

DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION OR ARE YOU INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?
For all questions, please contact Todd Weidner at 717.502.4190 or todd.weidner@scouting.org
If you or your Troop/Crew is interested in volunteering, sign up today!

All Participants are expected to follow the New Birth of Freedom Council Camp Rules. Details can be found at http://newbirthoffreedom.org/camps/camp-rules/