On Saturday, June 18, Girl Scout Troop #648 went out to the lake with their fathers and learned to fish.
With sponsorship from Go Fish Girls and Nebraska Game and Parks, the girls received a fishing pole and a starter tackle box that included a teaching DVD, fishing permit, books and pamphlets and a few supplies.
They learned how to bait a hook, cast, and how to bring in a fish that showed interest, all with the assistance of their fathers.
Troop 648 is made up of girls who just moved into second grade, and they were recently transitioned from Daisies to Brownies.
Go Fish Girls is an organization formed by the Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska that teaches girls how to fish. They provide all the equipment included at a small fee per girl.
The Girl Scouts were originally founded by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912. She met Robert Baden-Powell in 1911. Powell founded the international scouting movement.
When she got back home to Savannah, Georgia, she made a famous phone call to her cousin, “I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America and all the world. And we’re going to start it tonight.”
The organization has since grown to over 2.5 million girls and 900,000 adults. The levels were rearranged in 1938, 1963 and in 2008. Brownies were added in ‘38 to encompass ages 7-9, but in the ‘08 reorganization, the levels were divided up by grade level instead, leaving Brownies to begin in second grade.
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