Does your chapter or council have a youth leader in it—as in, a leader who is a young person? Young people in their teens and early twenties take on MANY leadership roles at TU. Here are just a few of the ways they can be involved:
· Chapter leaders – teens can be members of Chapter... [ READ MORE... ]
Our next honorable mention comes from Brienna, whose enthusiasm is evident is every word she writes. She also submitted photos of her time at camp, which you can see below.
Brienna says: I went to the Illinois Trout Unlimited camp on the AuSable River, and I am part of the Michigan TU Council.... [ READ MORE... ]
Our second honorable mention this year is an essay by Jackson, who has been both a camper and a mentor at the Georgia TU camp. We loved hearing about camp from his perspective, and hearing how that perspective changed as his role at camp changed.
My Camp: Georgia Trout Camp
My TU Chapter:... [ READ MORE... ]
Every summer, TU Camp and Academy graduates are invited to enter the TU Teen essay contest, in which they share their camp experiences. This year we have four winners, and we'll be sharing the winning essays and a litte bit about the writers throughout the month of October.
Our first honorable... [ READ MORE... ]
Have you been trying to figure out how to include youth in your chapter more? It turns out that it’s quite easy! The children and teens who are interested in TU are interested for the same reason that most everyone joins TU—they care about streams and they love fishing. Here are three easy... [ READ MORE... ]
If you missed the first posts, read more about the 2014 Bristol Bay River Academy day 1, day 2, day 3 and day 4 by clicking the hyperlinks here.
Nervously, students appeared at breakfast, ate quickly, then took advantage of what little time remained for them to prepare for their... [ READ MORE... ]
I don’t remember my first fish. I have only vague memories of some of my first experiences fishing for sunfish with worms and bobbers. I think I know where I caught it, and I know that my babysitter at the time took me, but I don’t have any pictures, and I don’t have a distinct image of that day... [ READ MORE... ]
So looking forward to all this summer's camp! Here's a great reminder from Vermont of everything camp can be.
Tank to Stream; Trout in the classroom
Many people involved with Trout Unlimited witness the release of the trout, and some the delivery of the embryos, but few are present in the class as they grow, and change. As the coordinator of my school’s trout in the classroom, I was provided with... [ READ MORE... ]
Trout season was over at Pine Lake. In April, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife dumped several truckloads of hatchery trout into the lake. Throughout the first couple weeks, the fishing dock was constantly crowded with fishermen (shoulder to shoulder at times). The word “... [ READ MORE... ]