News Release: Bass Pro Shops
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Bass Pro Shops free Kids’ Outdoor Skills Challenge offers fun outdoor activities for kids. This special May 3 – 4 event will give kids the opportunity to learn skills such as knot tying, rod casting and archery, which will help them have fun outdoors. The event features free seminars, prizes and crafts at 62 Bass Pro Shops locations.*
Studies show that children who spend time outdoors participating in fun learning activities for kids perform better in the classroom and develop an appreciation for conservation. The Outdoor Skills Challenge event offers kids the chance to improve casting techniques and accuracy by testing their skills using bass shaped casting buckets. They may also practice archery using soft foam bow and arrow combos; learn how to tie a proper knot; and go on a fun scavenger hunt to find conservation or wildlife items. The first 50 kids to complete the scavenger hunt will have the opportunity to spin a prize wheel. For each activity completed, kids can take a card to an associate to get it punched. Once the punch card is full, kids can turn it in to receive a free fishing tackle box.
Kids can learn about fish and their habitats during the free “Think Like a Fish” seminar at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m. In addition, crafts are offered from noon – 5 p.m. each day (while supplies last. Styles may vary).
Please visit Bass Pro Shops for a complete list of locations participating in the Bass Pro Shops Kids’ Outdoor Skills Challenge event. See store for details as events, activities and crafts vary by location. http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?appID=94&storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&tab=3
*Branson, Mo., Miami, Fla., and Islamorada, Fla., will not offer the Kids’ Outdoor Skills Challenge event.