The fishing tournament is for all Scouts (Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts), families and friends thinking about joining Scouts. Scouts love to fish. Scouts will compete to catch the longest, smallest and most fish.
At checkout, pay with a credit card or electronic check. There is no onsite registration; register online before arriving. Refund Policy.
Register - opens in August Event Feedback
$8.50 for the first Scout,
$7 for additional Scouts
|Registration includes bait and a patch.
|Late registration begins 9/13/22.
|Adults & Siblings
(4 and under)
||The TPWD has made an exemption for the adults needing a fishing license. Adults fishing with their children at the event from 7:30 am to 12 pm will not need a fishing license.
|7:30 – 8:30 am
|8:30 – 10:00 am
|10:30 - 11:00 am
What to Bring
- BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (Part A & B for any Scouting event) for every person attending
- Fishing pole (a fishing license is not required)
- Closed-toed shoes
- Appropriate clothing for the weather
- Water bottle or cup
- Hand cleaner (e.g., hand sanitizer, baby wipes, paper towels)
- Insect repellent
- Field uniform (Scout uniform) or activity uniform (any Scout t-shirt) for registered Scouts
- Optional: chair, hat, water, snacks, tackle box
Awards will be given to Cub Scouts for :
- 1st, 2nd, 3rd place for longest fish caught by rank
- 1st place for smallest fish caught by rank
- 1st place for most fish caught overall.
Awards will be given to Scouts in troops, crews and ship for :
- 1st, 2nd, 3rd place for longest fish caught
- 1st place for smallest fish caught
- 1st place for most fish caught overall.
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).
- All participants must be registered or considering registration in Cub Scouts or Scouts BSA or a sibling of a Scout.
- All Cub Scouts must have a parent or guardian with them at all times. No exceptions! Scouts in troops, crews, and ships attending individually must have a parent/guardian at all times; if attending with the unit, the unit must provide appropriate leadership.
- All fish must be caught with a rod only. Only one rod or pole per Scout. Scouts must furnish their own rod, pole, tackle, and net, if desired. Hint: use hook #10.
- All fish must be caught during the fishing time (8:30-10:00).
- The Scouts must hook, bring in and land the fish. Each fish must be recorded and measured by an authorized judge in order to qualify. Only authorized judges can accept and record fish. On all matters, the decisions of the judges shall be final.
- All fish will qualify. Any fish that is not kept for bait or consumption will be recorded and released. Only legal fish may be saved.
- All fish will be measured according to the Texas Parks & Wildlife measurement tips.
- When a tie exists between qualified potential winners (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.
- All Scouts will be entered into a drawing for additional tournament prizes. Scouts are eligible to win only one prize. The Scout must be present at the award ceremony to accept the prize.
- At check-in, each Scout will be provided with bait; however, you may bring your own bait (live or artificial).
- Parents/guardians may not touch the rod and reel while it is in the water. Parents/guardians may only help very young Cub Scouts, if absolutely necessary, but the Cub Scouts should do most of the work. This is a youth event.
The 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 is 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 Scout activities, the BSA National Health and Safety Committee and the Council Services Division of the BSA National Council has developed the SAFE Checklist of BSA safety procedures for physical activity. These points, which embody good judgment and common sense, are applicable to all activities.
Youth Protection Guidelines Guide to Safe Scouting SAFE Checklist Enterprise Risk Management
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For registration questions, contact the San Jacinto District registrar; for questions about the event, contact the Fishing Tournament chair or district activities chair.