Black Hills Area Council - BSA Certified Angler Instructor Course at MMSR

Starting A Registration
How to start a new registration.
My Account - Part 1
My Account Basics
My Account - Part 2
Importing, Managing, and Using a Personal Roster
Parent Portal - Parents Guide
How parents can update registrations.

BSA Certified Angler Instructor Course at MMSR

Event Details


BSA Certified Angler Instructor Course in Area One:

This class will be limited to 24 people (6 minimum).

Quote from Matthew Arnett 2017 attendee, “Having attended BSA training at John’s facility his program set a new bar for how to properly teach fishing skills. While my class was comprised of seasoned anglers, not only would the course have been appropriate for people with less experience but all attendees came away with increased knowledge and appreciation of all aspects of the art. The curriculum was well designed. The outdoor facilities were exceptional. And the host/ instructors incredibly helpful from first aid to the fly tying and gear to tactics this was this was the most educational and fun outdoor class that I have taken."

DATE:   August 28th - 30th, 2020, we will start at 7:00 PM on Friday evening and continue until Sunday morning.

DESCRIPTION: This is a BSA nationally recognized training course, you will receive a training certificate and patch.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: People who are willing to actively help and promote fishing in their council, districts and troops. Minimum age for youth participant is 15. Youth who attend can earn both the fishing & Fly Fishing MB. This is a great course for parents to take with their older scouts.

INSTRUCTOR: Chief instructor and host is John Woodhall III, Area 1 fishing advocate and Section Director for National Camp School first year camper and outdoor skills program.

SUBJECTS COVERED: Fishing and the BSA, Review of basic fishing skills to be taught including fly casting, fly tying, knots, equipment, background on Merit badge Programs for fishing and fly fishing. The complete angler award for boy scouts. Fishing topics for Boy Scouts, Venturing and Cub programs. Fishing promotion and activities. Support materials and special pricing opportunities and other topics.

Includes a patch and certificate plus bait, food and materials. ~  Total $ 35.00                                      


- Set of fly tying tools in wooden box.                                       $20.00

- Set of fly tying tools & Fly rod with reel and line.                    $75.00

 - Bob Sousa’s book (Author of fly fishing merit badge)
24 Greatest Flies available for   $15.00 (normally $ 25.00)

 If you itemize, this is a deductible education expense. I keep a limited supply of new fly tying sets and fly rod set ups. Advance notice of your interest in these packages would be helpful. The Fly rod is quite good for the price. The rod, reels and line are a special program to us from Temple Fork Outfitters (TFO).

FOOD: Cracker barrel on Friday evening, three meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday.

LOGISTICS: You will be camping and fishing at Medicine Mountain Scout Ranch located in Custer, SD which is located about an hour south of Rapid City. For directions to the camp please contact the Black Hills Area Council Office at 605-342-2824 or visit the camp website at

WHAT GEAR & SUPPLIES TO BRING: Tent, Sleeping Bag, Appropriate Clothing for early fall (temperatures can fluctuate greatly from day to evening), Shower Supplies, Wearing of the official uniform is optional, boots (to wear while fishing).

CAMP FACILITIES: Medicine Mountain Scout Ranch has a 12 acre lake that is stocked with 3 species of trout (Rainbow, Brown & Brookies). The lake is a spring fed mountain lake and lake temperatures will be cold. On the lake there is a large fishing dock next to the spill way and fishing is allowed all around the perimeter of the lake except in the Aquatics area. A fishing license is not required to fish on the lake at Medicine Mountain however fish caught can not be transported off of the camp property all fish will be catch & release (with the exception of some kept for a fish fry). There are showers & flush toilets for participants to use at the Townley Training Center where meals and training will occur. 

When & Where
Medicine Mountain Scout Ranch
Friday 08-28-2020 7:00 PM MT to
Sunday 08-30-2020 12:00 PM MT Past
More Information