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[CANCELED] Introduction to Spincast Fishing With Girl Scouts (6th-12th Grade)

June 11, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM EDT Free
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[CANCELED] Introduction to Spincast Fishing With Girl Scouts (6th-12th Grade)

Youths in park learning how to fish.
  • When: Saturday, June 11, 2022, 12:30–2:30 p.m. Please arrive EARLY to find parking and locate the group; weekends at the boat launch can be very busy.
  • Where: Marsh Creek State Park Boat Launch, Western Side, Downingtown, PA 19335.
  • Who: Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, or Ambassadors (grades 6-12).
  • Cost: FREE thanks to generous funding from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Registration is required for youth participants and adult chaperones.

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Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, or Ambassadors (grades 6-12), join Stroud Water Research Center for a FREE hands-on introduction to spincast fishing at Marsh Creek State Park! Learn how to be a *SMART angler on your local waterways, discover freshwater fish that call Pennsylvania home, practice casting a line on a spincast fishing rod, and try your luck catching a fish from Marsh Creek Lake.

No equipment or experience is required; all fishing equipment is provided and beginner-level instruction is facilitated by the Stroud Center Education Department and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Adult chaperones are encouraged. Registration for youth and adults is required.

All youth participants will receive a unique Stroud Center Education Programs Patch, a fun patch for your Girl Scout to remember their watershed education adventure! 

*The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s SMART angler principles include Safety, Manners, Appreciation, Release, and Teach — which encourage all fishing enthusiasts to respect and care for the environment and pass along this knowledge to others to perpetuate sustainable enjoyment of our natural resources. This 2-hour introductory program integrates SMART angler principles and includes activities on the types of fish found in Pennsylvania, fish habitats, safety, equipment, outdoor manners, and protecting our water resources. Each participant learns basic fishing skills and gets to put those skills to use. 

COVID-19 Safety Protocols 

💧 Program will take place entirely outdoors.

💧 Face masks are currently OPTIONAL during outdoor program activities when physical distancing can be maintained. This may shift to a requirement based on COVID-19 surges in the best interest and safety of all participants. Registrants will be alerted to any changes to masking requirements by email.

💧 Participants should bring their own face mask with proper fit (over the nose, chin, and cheeks) for use if requested.

💧 Participants are asked to maintain 6 feet of physical distancing whenever possible.

💧 Participants are asked not to attend the program if feeling any combination of atypical symptoms, including but not limited to fatigue, coughing, sore throat, fever, chills, etc.

Questions? Please email Watershed Education Specialist David Kline.

Required Waiver of Liability
To participate in this free education program led by Stroud Water Research Center, all participants (youth and adults) are REQUIRED to submit the electronic registration form, which contains our mandatory Waiver of Liability.

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