Teaching the Fishing to Cub Scouts from Pack 48, Berlin, NJ, Aug 27, 2020

American Sikh Council (ASC) representatives Sherveer Singh, Karanveer Singh (both Eagle Scouts) and Kavneet Singh a merit badge counselor/Scout leader held a ‘fishing event’ at the Acorn Hill Lake in Voorhees, NJ on August 27, 2020.

For Cub Scouts (boys and girls) from Kindergarten to 5th grade, there are various levels, starting with Lion, Tiger, Bear, Wolf, Webelo I and Webelo II. There are several planned activities within each level and they can earn ‘Pins’ and ‘Belt Loops’ for various activities and skills learnt.

For the next level namely the Scouts 6th – 12th grades, currently there are 138 merit badges https://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Merit_badges which can be done by Boy/Girl Scouts across the nation. Part of the learning process and acquiring new skills for youngsters in Scouting is to earn various merit badges.

Kavneet Singh as a Scout leader teaches several merit badges and one of them is fishing. Several Cub Scouts participated along-with their parents in the two-hour fishing event. Many did catch fish and some for the very first time. Scouts learnt how to be setup and use the fishing gear; how to tie various fishing knots; how to cast properly and safely; how to fix a problem reel and more. The cubs had a lot of funs while catching sun fish and crappies.

Scouting teaches an amazing array of skills while Scouts have fun in the great outdoors and make friends with others. Sikh American parents are encouraged to enroll their children in any Scout Pack and/or Scout Troop and make full use of the fantastic program.

http://www.gardenstatescouting.org/sikhs-and-scouting Questions contact: sikhscoutsusa@gmail.com

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