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Gone Fishing: FLW Tour Pro Tom Redington and the Boy Scouts of America Announce Partnership

IRVING, Texas, March 14, 2013 — The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is pleased to announce a partnership with Tom Redington, professional bass angler fishing the Forrest L. Wood (FLW) Outdoors Tour and host of “Big Bass Battle” on NBC Sports and World Fishing Network (WFN).

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“The traditions of the Boy Scouts of America are synonymous with fishing and the outdoors, so this partnership is a natural fit,” said Redington. “As the father of Redington is currently in his fifth year as a professional on the FLW Tour. In addition to hosting “Big Bass Battle,” he also serves as a bass fishing guide on the world famous Lake Fork, located in East Texas. The partnership with Redington is sure to further increase interest in fishing for many of the BSA’s 2.6 million youth members.a Tiger Scout and as a volunteer for the organization, I am looking forward to sharing my passion for the outdoors with our nation’s youth.”

The BSA plans to use the FLW Outdoors relationship to teach Scouts about the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) aspects of the outdoors and fishing and to encourage young people to become active in the outdoors. Tournament fishing is a rapidly growing sport, especially at the high school and college level, so the BSA’s fishing program gives members a head start for competing at these levels. This new partnership will give Scouts inside access to cutting-edge techniques and trends in fishing, through exclusive online content from Redington.

“Outdoor adventures such as fishing are a fun way for Scouts to complete challenges and learn life skills,” said Wayne Brock, Chief Scout Executive of the BSA. “We are excited to partner with Tom Redington because he embodies the values and integrity of our Scouts and is a great example of the outdoor skills and the good stewardship of the outdoors that the BSA works to instill in its young people.”

Since 1910, the BSA has been a positive force in conservation and environmental efforts. Scouts have rendered distinguished public service by helping to conserve wildlife, energy, forests, soil, and water. Past generations of Scouts have been widely recognized for undertaking conservation Good Turn action projects in their local communities. The BSA currently offers three fishing-related merit badges that may be earned by Scouts: Fish and Wildlife Management, Fishing and Fly-Fishing.

To participate in or volunteer to be a part of the BSA’s fishing and outdoor opportunities, please visit www.beascout.org.

About the Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.™” The Scouting organization is composed of 2.6 million youth members between the ages of 7 and 21 and more than a million volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.scouting.org.

About FLW Outdoors

FLW is the industry’s premier tournament-fishing organization, providing unparalleled fishing resources and entertainment to our sponsors, fans and host communities. FLW is offering anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2013 over the course of 231 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport’s richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the “Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water,” through a variety of platforms including tournaments, outdoor expos and FLW Fantasy Fishing. For more information about FLW and FLW Fantasy Fishing, visit FLWOutdoors.com or FantasyFishing.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.