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We are excited to announce the 4th annual Trout Unlimitited (TU) Teen Summit, to be held at the end of June in western North Carolina.  Teens from all over the country will gather to learn conservation science, work on their leadership skills, participate in a service-learning project, and fish!   [ READ MORE... ]
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       The NLC Youth Education Workgroup, in 2011, began a project to identify the common “Core Values” of the Headwaters Youth Education Initiative, which was begun by TU staff members lead by Franklin Tate.      The Youth Education Workgroup created a Core Values survey which asked NLC’s, State [ READ MORE... ]
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What makes a successful and meaningful field education experience for youth?  A lot of chapters offer a lot of different types of education events, and they all have many things in common.  TU youth education events: ·         focus on the fish and the water,   ·         are hands-on and [ READ MORE... ]
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Just now, in the cold and gray of winter, we can imagine the bright, warm summer.  For many teens, that summer will include a week at trout camp!  These camps include fly fishing, casting, fly tying, and technique, as well as great conservation lessons and service projects. For most camps, the [ READ MORE... ]
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We think that Andrew D's essay really speaks for itself--in telling his story, he tells the TU story. --- Camp: NJ Coldwater Conservation Camp TU Chapter: Central Jersey Favorite River: The South Branch of the Raritan River Thoughts on being outside: What I enjoy most about being outside is how [ READ MORE... ]
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Andrew C is our runner-up this year.  We really appreciated how well he wove his personal stories with the need for conservation work everywhere.  In response to our standard questions, he says "I went to the Tri-State Conservation and fishing camp, in Virginia at graves mountain lodge.  I am in [ READ MORE... ]
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Logan attended the third annual national TU Teen Summit, held this past summer in the Driftless Area in Wisconsin.  We appreciated Logan's reflections on what makes TU tick. TU chapter: Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter    Favorite stream: Timber Coulee in Driftless Wisconsin    On being outside: I [ READ MORE... ]
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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... ]
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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... ]
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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... ]
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