stretching miles. Loads of laughter. Eager
seaside chatter. Shouts of "Wow - Look at
`em all!" "Come on, come on - closer, closer."
"Eeeeee - I got one!" Yes, this is a scene
from the prestigious USVI Open/ABMT "Boy Scout", but the
locale isn't the infamous North Drop. While
the big boys are after 1,000-pound-plus blue
marlin, it's the junior anglers who cast their
handlines for lightweight creatures of the
deep at the annual Innovative - Boy Scout
Innovative, a locally owned cellular company serving the Virgin Islands and its surrounding waters
- is a major sponsor of the ABMT "Boy Scout" tournament.
For many years this community minded company has been keeping in touch with the youth of the island by sponsoring this junior angler's handline tournament.
Ask any of the over 250 juniors who fished
the event last year and they'll vouch that
the tournament provided a fun-filled day of
fishing that their whole family - tots to
teens - enjoyed.
YOUR MARK, GET SET . . .
air is full of excitement when registration starts
at the AYH marina around 9:30
AM on Sunday.
Any boy or girl, scout or non-scout, under
age 17, can enter the Innovative Boy Scout
Handline Tournament. There's
A couple of scouts
enjoy the handline
fee to register and all entrants receive free
Innovative supplied tee-shirts and goody bags.
Complimentary pizza and drinks come after
the fishing. Kid's are provided with handlines
and bait for fishing.
soon as they get their instructions from the Scout Masters , the junior anglers can start reeling those
fish in. Largest Fish, Most Fish, Smallest
Fish, Ugliest Fish, Longest Fish, Cutest Fish
(No jelly fish, please!) - all win kids great
prizes like a half-day trip on a local sports
fishing boat, rods and reels and gift certificates
from favorite Virgin Islands businesses. Judging
is thanks to the folks from the Department
of Fish & Wildlife. The VI Council, Boy Scouts of America wishes to thank Innovative and the Prosser family for their sponsorship of this event.