National Marina Scout Lake Day to be held Aug. 3

CHAUTAUQUA – The National Marina Scout Lake Day celebration will be held Aug. 3 hosted by the Mayville Cub Scout Pack 126 at the Chautauqua Marina. The goal of Scout Lake Day is to get our public more aware and participation of their local lake environment.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be a free safe boat check provided by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. Starting at 10:30 a.m. a fishing contest will be held for youth aged 3 to 12. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. and Chautauqua Marina will supply the bait. The contest will be limited to 50 youth and lunch and awards will be held at noon.

Children will have a chance to learn how to tie a fly knot from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This demonstration will be presented by Ted Pappas and Nancy Kadunce and San Juan worm and ant flies will be used. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and will also include a display on fly knots and hand crafted custom rods.

Another educational learning experience will be at 1 p.m. when a free musky fishing seminar is presented by Mike Sperry, fishing guide. The seminar is limited to 50 people. Registration is required for all three events. To register, email or call the Chautauqua Marina at 753-3913.

The weekend will also be the last time to take a safe boating class for the 2013 season. The class will be held Aug. 2 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pre-registration is required and cost is $39 plus $5 material fee. The class is limited to 60 participants.

All events will be held at Chautauqua Marina, 104 West Lake Road, Mayville. For more information visit,