Veterans Service Program

The Veterans Service Program is an outreach program to all of our veterans and their families.  The ostensible purpose of the program is to provide a fishing experience to veterans who live in the region - but the program provides a great deal more - a chance for the veterans of socialize, work together with each other and with the volunteers, and to provide assistance to those who need assistance.

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The program is an all volunteer effort:

  • Over 500 Volunteers and Service Personnel

  • Funding from the SCCTU General Fund and VSP Fundraising

  • "Bid for a Cause" generated over $4200 for the program at the Annual Dinner and FunRaiser

  • All equipment for fishing and fly-tying are provided, as well as fishing licenses

  • Individual fishing and fly tying lessons and well as group classes.

  • Conservation classes and workgroups have been formed and the VSP group has taken on stewardship activities for the chapter.

  • Assistance in employment opportunities and other communitiy activities are common.

  • Over 1500 volunteer hours expened each year.


The Veterans Service Program meets twice a month for fishing except for the Winter when they meet once a week at the at the Comfort Suites for Fly Tying

See Schedule of Events for time and place by clicking here

Winter Schedule - SCCTU/VSP
Announcing the 2018 SCCTU VSP Winter Fly Fishing Program Classes: 

Fly Fishing Tactics for Catching Trout

This Program will include an introduction to all the aspects of fly fishing, including: the proper fly fishing equipment and setup, flies and hatches on local trout streams, hands-on fly rod casting instruction, manners on the stream, and techniques for catching trout in our local streams. There will be separate beginners and intermediate fly tying sections to the classes starting in January and February. Equipment and supplies will be provided. Classes are open to all.

Saturdays, January 13, January 20, January 27, February 10, February 17, February 24, March 3 and March 101:00-3:00 PM

Classes will be held at the South Hills School of Business & Technology in State College (480 Waupelani Drive).  

Please register for this free class and receive a class schedule and more information by contacting us by email.

Contact Dan Kerstetter at or Jim Lanning at to register.

Pictures from 2017

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