After spending my entire life in the outdoors I have decided that sharing the outdoors with a child is easily the most rewarding out of all the activities one can muster.
A person can do this in the Ozarks with little effort. For the price of $25 you can have all you need to forever hook a kid on fishing.
Nothing extravagant is needed for a child. Plenty of rod and reel combos for under $20 at Walmart. No snoopy poles.