Photos from HarvestFest/TrailBlazer Event
Pine Hill Scout Reservation
October 20, 2012

This year's HarvestFest/TrailBlazer youth outdoor event saw cool, sunny weather, with winds blowing toward the shoreline.  That, combined with heavy vegetation in the pond, made casting & fishing a bit difficult.  The event was attended by a large number of kids and the vast majority of them participated in the fishing during the day.  Two largemouth bass, one chain pickerel and about a half dozen bluegill sun fish were brought all the way to the shoreline.  The kids seemed to have a great time.  We thank dedicated volunteers Fred, Gary, Charlie, Bob, Ray, Rashawn, Joe R, Joe N, Jake and Alander.
Setup
Morning set-up
with volunteers Ray, Charlie and Gary.
Setup
  Before the crowd arrived.
Setup
Morning set-up.

Setup
Morning set-up.
Setup
  Volunteer Jake tested the fishing prior to start time.
Setup
Volunteer Fred, on the disabled list with a hand injury,
mans the first aid kit and prepares for Scout belt loop sessions.
Setup
Another shot of the set-up process.

Fishing
The crowd arrives.
Fishing
This fisherman caught a chain pickerel, but it was released
back into the pond before we could get a photo.
Fishing
Nice bluegill sunfish.
Fishing
Fishing
Nice sunnie.
Fishing
Bluegill sunfish.
Fishing
Kids fishing; parents watching or helping.
Fishing
Volunteer Alander on right helps a kid with his fish.
Fishing
Nice sunnie.
Fishing
More kids fishing.  (Volunteer Bob on left.)
Fishing
Wind whipping the streamers and making casting a bit of a challenge.
Fishing
Largemouth bass.
Fishing
Another largemouth bass.
Fishing
Fishing
Busy shoreline (one volunteer Joe on left and another volunteer Joe in center)
Belt Loops
Volunteer Fred talks to Cub Scouts about fishing regulations...
Belt Loops
..and signs scout "belt loop" papers.
Fishing
Fishing
Loaner rod/reel combos (with most already loaned out)
Fishing
Base operations with live bait, tackle, giveaways and
waiting parents.

Packing Up
Volunteer Rashawn takes a well-deserved post-event break.
Packing Up
Sportsmen's Alliance rep and volunteers Bob, Gary & Charlie
take a post-event break.
Packing Up
Packing up the equipment.