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.

Article in Trout Magazine highlighting SCCTU VSP - Click Here

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.

Volunteers Needed for the Veterans Service Program Restart

 

 

SCCTU Winter Education

Fly Fishing 101

Wednesdays Feb 17-March 17, 2021

 

The Spring Creek Chapter Trout Unlimited is pleased to announce the 2021 Winter Fly Fishing 101 program to learn about and enjoy the sport of fly fishing or improve your existing skills. This education program is open to all who are interested and is hosted and provided by the Veterans Service Program (VSP) of the Spring Creek Chapter Trout Unlimited.

 

All five sessions will be held online via Fly Fishing 101 Zoom Wednesdays from 7:00pm ET to 8:05pm ET. Circumstances allowing, there will be a gathering in March at Fisherman’s Paradise as a final meeting.

 

Contact Larry Ragan, SCCTU VSP Education Coordinator at lcr1@psu.edu for more information.

 

Registration is required, please click here to register. https://flyfishing101.eventbrite.com

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During the pandemic the Leadership Team of the Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited (SCCTU) Veterans Service Program (VSP) has been busy at work redesigning the program to better meet the needs of Veterans and the fishing public at large. At their last meeting the Board of Directors approved the new design. The VSP team is now preparing for a February launch of the new program.  Of course, the launch depends on the status of COVID-19 in our first priority must be the safety of our community. However, we want to be prepared for an opening as soon as is possible! That’s where we need you!

 

In order for us to meet the needs of the veterans we serve through VSP we will need volunteers to support all aspects of the operation. Of course a critical role will be sufficient numbers of Streamside Coaches (formerly known as Streamside Mentors). The Streamside Coaches will work directly with our guest Veterans to assist them in learning how to become independent fly fishermen/women. Of course we welcome volunteers in other roles as well.

 

Please consider serving our Veteran guests as well as further developing your own fly-fishing skills by volunteering as a Streamside Coach or in another role. For additional information please contact Bob Sills at rasills@earthlink.net or Ray Faczan at rfaczan@aol.com.

 

Please watch the Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited Website and your email for further scheduling details as we get into the New Year. 

 

Pictures from 2017

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Pictures from 2014

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