Fishing Icon Hank Parker to Attend Scout Jamboree

TV Host to Present Jamboree's Berkley Grand Prize for Angling

Jun 29, 2010, 05:00 ET from Pure Fishing, Inc.

COLUMBIA, S.C., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Television celebrity Hank Parker will be on hand at the 2010 Scout Jamboree August 2nd to present the Jamboree's highest fishing award. The Grand Prize for Angling, sponsored by Berkley, is an all expenses paid trip for a scout and a parent for a fishing outing with Parker. The fishing adventure will be filmed in the fall of 2010 for a future airing on Parker's television show, "Hank Parker's Outdoor Magazine".

"What an honor it is for me to be on hand for the celebration of 100 years of the Boy Scouts," said Parker. "Boy Scouts and Berkley are offering these youngsters a great opportunity to learn more about fishing and our environment. The awards we will be presenting for angling will be one of the highlights of the jamboree and I'm looking forward to an outstanding fishing trip with the grand prize winner."

"These awards are just a part of the Berkley and Shakespeare commitment to the 2010 National Jamboree," said Mike Phillips, Berkley and Shakespeare Brand Manager. "We will also be operating educational exhibits such as the Berkley PowerBait Fish Tank, a fishing line knot tester, casting technique demonstrations and an Eco Conservation display.  Additionally, scouts can earn a one-of-a-kind special issue Fish Hook Lake Patch by catching a fish during the Jamboree. Scouts will be fishing with some great tackle including Shakespeare rod and reel combos, Berkley Gulp! Earthworms and Gulp! Catfish bait and Stren monofilament fishing line." In addition to the Berkley Grand Prize will be daily Shakespeare prizes.

Over 300,000 people from across the globe, including over 40,000 Scouts, volunteer leaders and BSA staffers are scheduled to convene at Fort A.P. Hill in Caroline County, Virginia this July 26-August 4 for the 10-day event.

Parker and his outdoor television show can be seen nationwide on the Versus Channel. Check local listings for air times.

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About Pure Fishing, Inc.

Pure Fishing, Inc. is a leading global provider of fishing tackle, lures, rods and reels with a portfolio of brands that includes Abu Garcia®, All Star®, Berkley®, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Pflueger®, SevenStrand®, Shakespeare®, Spiderwire®, Stren®, Trilene® and Ugly Stik®. With operations in 19 countries and a dedicated workforce conversant in 28 languages, Pure Fishing, Inc. is part of Jarden Outdoor Solutions, a leader in developing outdoor and active lifestyle products and a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation. Additional information can be found at

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Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of niche consumer products.  Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, Berkley®, Campingaz®, Coleman®, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Volkl ®, and Zoot®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®; and Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Forster®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Leslie-Locke®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Spontex® and Tigex®.  Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden has over 25,000 employees worldwide. For more information, please visit

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