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Certified Angler Instructor Course

Certified Angler Instructor Course
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4/30/2019 11:55 PM
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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! A key focus of the training 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 become familiar with local resources.


Location: Cherokee Scout Reservation, Yanceyville, NC

Dates: May 17-19, 2019

Cost: $60.00

Course Director: Dr. Pat Curley, 910-340-3383,


The CAI Course syllabus includes; Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing Fishing Programs held at the Unit, District, and Council Level. Course participants will learn age based and skill appropriate fishing tools and techniques for their Scouts, ranging from the Cane Pole to Fly Fishing.


Anyone who has successfully completed the Certified Angling Instructor training course, will be awarded the designation as a BSA Certified Angling Instructor.

BSA Training Code PAS Code: CS61


Certified Angling Instructor (CAI) Training Courses are designed to deliver an understanding of the Mission and Vision of BSA Outdoor Program - Fishing, and to assist the Scout Leader their efforts to Deliver the Promise to their Scouts. Certified Angling Instructors make Fishing an intentional program within their Council, District and unit, so that Scouts may have fun for a lifetime in this exciting and relaxing outdoor adventure. CAIs:


  • Improve fishing opportunities offered at Cub Scout Day Camps
  • Improve fishing and fly-fishing programs offered at Summer Camps
  • Develop High Adventure Fishing experiences/treks for Venturing Units
  • Improve Council Camp Fisheries by improving the resource
  • To provide quality equipment, thus improving the Scouts experience
  • Assist in acquisition of fishing and fly-fishing tackles at special prices


The CAI Training course is taught using the EDGE Method, in an effort to provide the Scout Leader the tools necessary to design, develop, and provide leadership to BSA fishing programs. As such, no prior Fishing experience is required, nor is any personal fishing equipment required to take the course. However, if you possess angling knowledge and skills, we would like to leverage those talents and provide even better program with your participation in the CAI Training Course and in future angling activities.


Who should attend?

  • Council Camp Program Directors
  • Camp Fishing Staff
  • Merit Badge Counselors
  • Cub Scout Day Camp Staff
  • Unit leaders
  • Older Scouts, Venturers and Sea Scouts- Scouts age 15 or older may attend and will receive certification, plus complete requirements for the fishing & fly-fishing merit badge, complete angler and Ranger award (fishing elective).


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$60.00 per Participant