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2nd Annual Community Fishing Derby
April 22 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pmFree!
The local Boy Scout Council is inviting all anglers in neighboring communities (Rutland, Oakham, Paxton, and Spencer.) to a free fishing derby. Heart of New England Council, BSA is hosting its 2nd annual Community Fishing Derby on Saturday April 22th. The event will take place from 8:00AM to 1:00PM at Browning Pond, located within Treasure Valley Scout Reservation in Rutland, MA. Organizers are hoping that the camp’s many neighbors surrounding the property will attend the event, which will be free to residents of Rutland, Oakham, Paxton, and Spencer.
The Community Fishing Derby at Browning Pond will offer local residents of Rutland, Oakham, Paxton, and Spencer the opportunity to enjoy access to hiking trails as well. But fishing from the shores of the pond will be the main aspect of the event. Prizes will be awarded in various youth and adult categories, including heaviest fish, longest fish, and most fish caught (by weight). Those looking to attend must bring their own rod and bait. Nets or weirs are not allowed. Boats are not allowed into the camp property, but there is a public boat ramp at the other end of Browning Pond. Families are encouraged to attend together – children must be accompanied by an adult when fishing. Anyone age 15 or older must carry a license to fish in Massachusetts.
Registration is not needed to participate in the event. For more details about the Community Fishing Derby, please visit https://hnebsa.org/program/calendar/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasure Valley Scout Reservation was established in 1926 as a location for Scouts to go experience outdoor adventures. In its almost 100 years of continuous operation, the 1500-acre camp has been a part of the fabric of life in the Rutland area and has helped deliver the promise of Scouting to local youth — most of them from Worcester County but a number from its neighboring communities as well — drawn by the camp’s outstanding reputation for outdoor program and beautiful location to enjoy nature. Today, both male and female Scouts can attend a week-long summer camp program, as well as weekend opportunities to go camping, fishing, hiking, learn about shooting, and enjoy the outdoors.
The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, helping young people be “Prepared. For Life. ®” The Heart of New England Council is a 501(c)(3) organization based in Rutland that serves about 4,000 youth throughout Central Massachusetts, involving more than 1,800 adult volunteers. Visit www.hnebsa.org for more information. To find a Scouting unit in your local community, visit beascout.org .
Treasure Valley Scout Reservation
394 Pleasantdale Rd