Photos from HarvestFest/TrailBlazer Event
Pine Hill Scout Reservation
October 15, 2011

This year's HarvestFest/TrailBlazer youth outdoor event saw cool, partly cloudy weather, with high winds blowing toward the shoreline.  That, combined with heavy vegetation in the pond, made casting & fishing a bit difficult.  The event was attended by over 500 kids and we believe almost all of them participated in the fishing during the day.  Only three or four fish were brought all the way to the shoreline, but the kids seemed to have a great time.  We thank dedicated volunteers Fred, Rashawn, Joe H, Gary, Joe R and Bob H.
Setup
Volunteers Rashawn, Gary & Joe H setting up the fishing gear.
Pond
Geese clearing out.
Fishing
The fishing begins.
Fishing
Bluegill.
Fishing
Really nice largemouth bass.
Fishing
Crowded shorelin.


Belt Loop
  Volunteer Joe H signs documents for "belt loops".
Fishing
Nice largemouth bass.
Fishing
Trying the right side of the shoreline. (Volunteer Bob in white hat.)
Fishing
 Trying the left side of the shoreline.
Fishing
And the middle.
Fishing
More kids fishing.
Fishing
A rare uncrowded moment.
Fishing
Later in the day.
Fishing
Lots of kids trying their luck.
Fishing
Waiting for a bite.  (Volunteer Joe R in black Top Rod jacket.)
Fishing
Getting near the end of the day.
Fishing
One last chance for a bite, then time to head home.
Packing Up
Volunteers Gary and Joe H break down the gear and pack up.