Fishing Tournament

September 16, 2017

Sylvan Beach Pier
400 Bayshore Dr., 
La Porte, TX 77571

The Fishing Tournament is for Cub Scouts, families and friends thinking about joining Cub Scouts. Cub Scouts love to fish. Cub Scouts will compete to catch the longest, smallest and most fish by rank.  
Cub Scout fishing in a canoe

Registration

       
Scouts Online registration $8.50 for the first Scout,
$7 for each additional Scout
Registration includes bait, a patch, a pier pass and an entry for the door prize drawing
  Onsite registration $17 per person Checks payable to SHAC. Patches are not guaranteed. Please register online.
Siblings
(6 and up)
  $5 per person  
Siblings
(5 and under)
  Free  
Adults   $5 per person The park requires that every person have a pier pass to be allowed access to the pier.
Disabled Veterans   Free  
Seniors
(ages 60 and up)
  $2 per person  

Adults who would like to fish will need to have a fishing license. Refund Policy

Registration will open in August.

Late Breaking Information

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Contacts     

For questions, contact Molly Benitez and Raul Benitez.

Tentative Schedule

7:00 – 8:30 Check-in
8:30 – 9:30 Fishing Tourney
10:15 - 11:00  Awards and drawings

What to Bring

  • Field (Scout) uniform or activity (any Scout t-shirt) uniform for registered Scouts
  • Fishing pole (a fishing license is not required for Scouts)
  • Closed toed shoes
  • Appropriate clothing for the weather
  • Water bottle or cup
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (Part A & B for any Scouting event) for every person attending
  • Optional: chair, hat, water, snacks, hand cleaner (e.g., hand sanitizer, baby wipes), tackle box

Categories

Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for the most fish, longest fish, and smallest fish for each rank.

Photographs    

Notice!  Please be advised that promotional videotaping/photography may be in progress at any time at an event. Your entrance constitutes your agreement that the district has the right to reproduce your likeness in videography/photography for promotion (e.g., publications, internet, newspaper).

Rules

  1. All participants must be registered or considering registration in Cub Scouts or a sibling of a Scout.
  2. All Cub Scouts must have a parent or guardian with him at all times. No exceptions!
  3. All fish must be caught with rod only. Only one rod or pole per Cub Scout. Scouts must furnish their own rod, pole, tackle and net, if desired.  Hint:  use hook #10
  4. All fish must be caught during the one hour fishing time (8:30-9:30).
  5. The scouts must hook, bring in and land the fish on the pier. Each fish must be recorded (on the badge given to them at registration) and measured by an authorized judge (by the flags) in order to qualify. Only authorized judges can accept and record fish.  On all matters, decisions of the judges shall be final.
  6. All fish will qualify. Any fish that is not kept for bait or consumption will be recorded and released. Only legal fish may be kept.
  7. All fish will be measured according to the Texas Parks & Wildlife regulations.
  8. When a tie exists between qualified potential winners (on smallest & longest categories) the one with the most fish caught will be the lead winner. When a tie exists in "the Most" category, the person with the longest overall inches of fish will be the lead winner.
  9. All Scouts will be entered into a drawing for additional tournament prizes. Only one prize will be awarded per Scout. The Scout must be present at the award ceremony to accept the prize.
  10. Upon entering the pier, each Scout will be provided with bait; however, any bait (live or artificial) may be used.
  11. Parents/Guardians may not touch the rod & reel while it is in the water. Parents/guardians may only help very young Scouts, if absolutely necessary, but the Scouts should do most of the work. This is a “boy event.” 

Scouting Safely

Safety is Your Responsibility posterThe BSA's Commitment to Safety is ongoing and we want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. The Boy Scouts of America puts the utmost importance on the safe and healthy environments for its youth membership. The Sam Houston Area Council takes great strides to ensure the safety of its youth as well as the adult volunteer leadership that interacts with them. 

BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed. All participants must follow Youth Protection Guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:

  • Two-deep leadership on all outings required.  
  • One-on-one contact between adults and youth members is prohibited. 
  • The buddy system should be used at all times. 
  • Discipline must be constructive.

Health and safety must be integrated into everything we do, to the point that no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid. As an aid in the continuing effort to protect participants in a Scout activity, the BSA National Health and Safety Committee and the Council Services Division of the BSA National Council have developed the "Sweet Sixteen" of BSA safety procedures for physical activity. These 16 points, which embody good judgment and common sense, are applicable to all activities.

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