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“Catching a fish is the most important part. Get those kids to catch something the first time. Once they do, it ignites the passion.”


TOM REDINGTON,


PROF E S S IONAL FI SHE RMAN AND CUB SCOUT DAD


MAY-JUNE 2013 


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INSPIRE EXPLORE


26 What Are Words Worth?


BY BRYAN WENDELL AND JOHN R. CLARK Literacy is one of the keys to success in our modern world. Yet boys’ reading and writing skills fall up to 10 percent behind their female peers. Bestselling author Michael Gurian (right) maps out a way for Scouting volunteers and parents to get boys reading as a part of the BSA’s new Literacy Matters campaign.


30 Catch It If You Can


BY BRYAN WENDELL Dust off your old reel and rod—it’s time to head out to the lake, river, or creek with your Scouts. Don’t think they’ll want to give fishing a try? Pro fisherman Tom Redington, a Cub Scout dad and BSA partner, shares how to get ’em hooked. You never know, Scouts might just learn science, technology, engineering, and math skills from catching their first bass.


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