The National Marina "Scout Lake Day" was held on Aug. 3 at Chautauqua Marina in Mayville. The event was sponsored by Chautauqua Marina and hosted by Cub Scout Pack 126. More than 60 youth participated in the Youth Fishing Contest and 49 participants in the Safe Boating Course. Participants, family and friends gathered for a day full of events and activities. Many of the youth learned how to tie a fly knot for the first time.
Assemblyman Andrew Goodell attended the event and spoke with participants in the New York State Safe Boating course about operating a boat safely and the importance of being a good captain.
He also spoke with the children along with Ken Shearer, President of Chautauqua Marina, about the fishing rules and safety. Along with the youth fishing awards and safe boating certificate presentations, observers and participants enjoyed lunch during the awards ceremony. More than 350 people were in attendance. The USCG Auxiliary offered free safe boating checks.
Assemblyman Andrew Goodell and Ken Shearer, President of Chautauqua Marina, explain youth fishing safety rules at the National Marina “Scout Lake Day”
Below are the National Marina "Scout Lake Day" Celebration Youth Fishing Contest Results
4 years old and under
Longest - Dylan Moore
Shortest - Max Nakel
Most Fish - Will Osman
5-8 year olds
Longest - Joshua Nuse
Shortest - Mikael Anderson
Most Fish - Liam Clementi
9-12 year olds
Longest - Tie between Cailynne Bean and Samantha Zifra
Shortest - Tie between Owen Deming and Taylor Vogel
Most Fish - Carson Hiller
The Goal of "Lake Day" as a celebration of National Marina " Scout Lake Day" is to get the public more aware and participatory of their local lake environment.