(NATHAN B. GRANLUND, YOUTH DIRECTOR NW TIGER PAC, CHAPTER #57 MUSKIES INC.
Traditions are always a special part of anybody’s life and it is no exception when it comes to bringing new anglers into the sport of fishing. Muskie’s Inc has always stood behind the youth fishery philosophy and Chapter #57 NW TIGER PAC takes great pride in ensuring that movement continues today.
On Saturday May 7, 2011 members of Chapter #57 and many volunteer parents of Cub Scout Pack 478 Den 5 all came together at Bradley Lake Park in Puyallup, Wash., to give these future anglers a greater perspective and outlook on fishing. Some of the Cub Scouts were able to wet a line for the very first time ever, what a treat that was!
Even more special was being able to hand out brand new rods, reels, tackle boxes and tackle for each Cub Scout to take with them to help them with starting their angling journey.
It was a moment that many of these boys will not soon forget, and Chapter #57 was very proud to be a part of such a great day. Even though the day may have had rain it didn’t stop these boys from wanting to be out on the lake learning and aspiring to become future anglers.
To top off the event for a very fitting close the boys were entertained by getting to enjoy watching an Osprey do its own fishing by landing a decent size meal right in front of the whole group.
A special thanks goes out to every volunteer and specifically Miles McDonald for cooking such a phenomenal lunch for everyone, Pete Jensen for donating full bags of fishing tackle for each Cub Scout, Joe French and his son Jesse for the photography and helping with teaching the Cub Scouts to fish, Jani K for coordinating and working with the chapter to ensure things went smoothly, Mike & Dan Fuller for taking time to help with teaching and rigging gear up for those that needed help, Blake Purdum for being a mentor and guide to showing the boys about how the fishing reels worked and how to cast their line, Darryl Wegter for taking the time and giving your full attention to helping each and every Cub Scout with answering questions and teaching them how to fish and last but certainly not least Norm Dillon and the Support of Chapter 57 NW TIGER PAC Muskie’s Inc. for helping to make this event such a Memorable and Successful event.
Without all of these members in place to give of their time this event wouldn’t have been what it was.
To all those that helped in sponsoring this event such as Wholesale Sports and Outdoors, Musky Hunter Magazine, and the Seattle CGEA, Muskie Inc Chapter #57 NW TIGER PAC also personally wants to send out a BIG THANK YOU for helping to provide each Cub Scout with the gear needed to have a great day of fishing. You all ROCK!!!