Southern Sierra Council - Certified Angling Instructor Course

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Certified Angling Instructor Course

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Developed and is directed by the

BSA National Fishing Task Force


Offer Fishing / Fly-fishing programs for Recruitment & Retention!

Boy’s Life survey found fishing to be Scouts fourth most favorite outdoor activity!


Is your Council delivering quality Fishing programs ?

      This course goal is to help improve council, district and unit fishing programs. Sign up and you can get qualified as a BSA Certified Angling Instructor, learn fundamental Fishing and Fly-fishing Skills, learn how to best teach Scouts those fishing skills, and to have Fun!

        This is a Train the Trainer Course

       This conference will qualify you to become a BSA Certified Angler Instructor (CAI) recognizing that you are qualified to teach the fishing related merit badges, plus you will be able to qualify others to become CAI's in your council. You will learn the fine art of fly fishing including casting, fly tying, key fishing knots, how to locate fish plus catch and release some local fish species. A key focus of the conference is to provide participants with knowledge on how to improve your council’s fishing resources, find local expertise, select the correct equipment at value prices, and find program helps for Cubs, Scouts, and Venturers.

Who should attend?

     Participants include current and future Council Camp Program Directors, Camp Fishing Staff, Merit Badge Counselors, Cub Scout Day Camp Staff, Scoutmasters, Cub-masters and Venturing Crew leaders.  You should be prepared to instructing Scouts in fishing and fly fishing either at Boy Scout summer camp, Cub Day Camp or teaching one or both of these merit badges.

When & Where
Buena Vista Aquatics Recreation Area
Thursday 10-15-2020 8:00 AM PT to
Sunday 10-18-2020 9:00 PM PT
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