NORWOOD, N.J. -- Norwood Cub Scouts Pack 120 will participate in Saturday's annual fishing derby in Haworth and preregistration is taking place now.Norwood Pack 120 will join the Three Rivers District in hosting the event at the Oradell Reservoir in Haworth.
Pack 120 is one of many involved in the derby, which takes place from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cub Master of Pack 120, GC Vaghasia, told the Daily Voice the boys are excited for the event.
"The Three Rivers District organizes the derby every year. This allows the surrounding Northern NJ Packs to partake in a larger event that is organized by the council," he said.
Cost is $7 per participant and preregistration is required.
Participants must bring their own rod, tackle and bait.
Joel Lieberman, District Director/Training of Three Rivers, told the Daily Voice that the local district and council provide program opportunities for all local scouting programs packs, troops, crews and seascout ships.
"We serve Bergen and Hudson counties with about 200 packs, troops, crews and nearly 5,000 members," Lieberman said. "Camping, fishing, first aid, and fun outdoor activities run by district volunteers helps facilitate and support local unit programs and gives members a chance to make friends from surrounding communities while providing real learning opportunities."
Judging of caught fish takes place at United Waters Boat Launch until noon, followed by hot dogs and closing ceremonies.
Awards will be presented to cubs (Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Webelos) that catch the biggest fish by weight,
Leiberman said events like the annual derby helps families and members get an understanding of what the Boy Scouts of America is about as a national program.
"The Boy Scouts of America is entrusted to help young people learn about themselves, their communities, families, friends, and providing a program that will build confidence, character education and ethical decision skills while having fun learning about our environment and developing skills," he said.
Click here for more information and to register or email Gpb64@aol.com.
The Oradell Reservoir is located on Lakeshore Drive in Haworth.