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FLW, Abu and Boy Scouts Launch Youth Contingency

FLW, Abu and Boy Scouts Launch Youth Contingency
Tom Redington

FLW, along with Abu Garcia and the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), recently announced a new contingency program for youth bass anglers who fish the YETI FLW College Fishing and Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing tournament circuits.

Per the terms of the program, BSA will award an Abu Garcia Black Max Low Profile reel to the highest finisher in each YETI FLW College Fishing Fishing tournament who is a current or former Scout (Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Scouts BSA, Sea Scout, Venturing or Exploring), as well as the highest finishers in each Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Open and the 2019 High School Fishing National Championship who meet the same criteria.

“Abu Garcia is proud to be working with the Scouts and FLW to help support and grow the sport of fishing among high school and college students,” says Jon Schlosser, Vice President of Marketing for Abu Garcia. “We recognize that student anglers represent the future of the sport, and we are committed to investing in building a community around fishing that today’s youth can be a part of. We started this mission with the launch of the Berkley and Abu Garcia Student Angler program in September 2018 to help support high school and college teams by providing fundraising opportunities, a jersey program and pro angler mentoring, and are looking forward to growing the program in the future. Given our focus on supporting student anglers, working with the Scouts to support their contingency program with FLW made perfect sense, and we are excited to be a part of the program.”

BSA has been heavily involved with tournament fishing for a number of years, with pro angler Tom Redington of Royse City, Texas, representing the brand on the FLW Tour.

“Scouting and fishing go hand-in-hand. Every year, kids head to BSA camps where there are fishing ponds, and for many of them, it’s their first experience with a rod and reel,” says Redington. “The BSA is just a great way for kids to gain basic knowledge about fishing, and for those who are more serious about it, it’s a chance to connect with friends and leaders who can help them elevate their skills to fish at the high school and college levels.”

The contingency programs are open to all YETI FLW College Fishing and Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing anglers who meet the BSA criteria. To determine eligibility, anglers must notify the tournament director of their Scout status.

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