National Marina holds ‘Scout Lake Day’

The National Marina “Scout Lake Day” was held on Aug. 3 at Chautauqua Marina in Mayville. The event was sponsored by Chautauqua Marina and hosted by Cub Scout Pack 126. More than 60 youth participated in the Youth Fishing Contest and 49 participants in the Safe Boating Course. Participants, family and friends gathered for a day full of events and activities. Many of the youth learned how to tie a fly knot for the first time.

Assemblyman Andrew Goodell attended the event and spoke with participants in the New York State Safe Boating course about operating a boat safely and the importance of being a good captain.

He also spoke with the children along with Ken Shearer, President of Chautauqua Marina, about the fishing rules and safety. Along with the youth fishing awards and safe boating certificate presentations, observers and participants enjoyed lunch during the awards ceremony. More than 350 people were in attendance. The USCG Auxiliary offered free safe boating checks.

Below are the National Marina “Scout Lake Day” Celebration Youth Fishing Contest Results

Fishing Winners

4 years old and under

Longest – Dylan Moore

Shortest – Max Nakel

Most Fish – Will Osman

5-8 year olds

Longest – Joshua Nuse

Shortest – Mikael Anderson

Most Fish – Liam Clementi

9-12 year olds

Longest – Tie between Cailynne Bean and Samantha Zifra

Shortest – Tie between Owen Deming and Taylor Vogel

Most Fish – Carson Hiller

The Goal of “Lake Day” as a celebration of National Marina ” Scout Lake Day” is to get the public more aware and participatory of their local lake environment.