Photos from HarvestFest/TrailBlazer Event
Pine Hill Scout Reservation
October 24, 2009

This year's HarvestFest/TrailBlazer youth outdoor event was held with constantly changing weather (as you can see in some of the photos below).  There were periods of warm sunshine, cool overcast skies, dead calm, stiff winds and some steady drizzles.  Despite all of the that, a lot of hardy kids (and their tolerant parents & guardians) came out to enjoy some pretty decent fishing.  Even the kids that didn't actually get a fish up to the shoreline seemed to really enjoy themselves.  Please note that for most of the day it was a lot more crowded than shown in any of our photographs.  We thank dedicated volunteers Scott Bowen, Rob Kunze, Fred Lentz, Rashawn Lewis, Justin Sozio and Steve Steinmetz.
Pine Hill
The pond at the scout reservation.
Volunteer
SJBCA volunteer Rashawn tests the pond before kids arrive.

Fishing
Kids fishing with parent/guardian.
Fishing
Kids fishing with parents & SJBCA volunteers watching.
Fishing
Nice bluegill...
Fishing
..and another bluegill.
Fishing
 Kids fishing, with SJBCA volunteers watching.
(Volunteer Rob in red had; volunteer Scott in white hat)
Loaner combos
Volunteer Steve (in yellow) rigging up loaner rod & reel combos.
Fishing
Kids fishing, with SJBCA volunteers watching.
Fishing
SJBCA volunteers Steve & Rashawn teaching kids how to cast
and monitoring their fishing.
Fishing
  Decent size chain pickerel

Fishing
Nice bluegill.
Fishing
Nice bluegill.
Fishing
Nice bluegill.
Fishing
Staying dry and showing off a nice largemouth bass.
Fishing
And another largemouth bass.
Canopy
Parents watching the fishing action (& staying dry).
Fishing
Hardy kids, parents/guardians & volunteers in the pouring rain.
(Volunteer Justin on right in black hoodie)
Volunteers
Four of the SJBCA volunteers enjoy a few casts after the event.