Certified Angling Instructors Course
Online Zoom Lectures Tuesday Evenings July 21 through August 18 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Deadline to Register: Monday July 20th
Practical Day at Camp Eastman August 22, 2020 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Practical Day at Camp Eastman, 750 E County Rd 1780, Nauvoo, IL 62354
FEES: $10.00 – Online Lectures and $5 – Practical Day at Camp; includes program materials needed for course content and Certified Angling Patch
FOR COURSE QUESTIONS: Robert Quam, Central Region Area 3 – Fishing Lead firstname.lastname@example.org
Help Your Council or Unit Deliver a Quality Fishing Program
We will ignite your desire for introducing Scouts to the wonderful world of fishing. You can become a Fishing Advocate for your unit, district and council and utilize fishing as a good tool for Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation. Share your passion for fishing.
This is a hybrid course, where we will meet virtually to cover various topics and classroom material required for the course. Later, we will meet in an outdoor setting where we can learn and practice the skills of angling, together and in-person. The timing of the in-person portion of the course is subject to change based on best practice for preventing the spread of Covid-19 at the time. As always, safety of the participants and the quality of the event are our top priorities.
- Become recognized as a BSA Certified Angling Instructor, an Official Train the Trainer Certification CS-61.
- Receive a CAI patch and Certificate if attending the August 22nd Practical Day at Camp Eastman.
- Learn basic fly-fishing skills – fly casting, fly tying, knots and how to teach them. Receive electronic copies of the PowerPoint slides and much more.
- As a CAI you will have an opportunity to get fishing and fly-fishing equipment at greatly reduced rates for teaching Scouts.
Fishing is a Favorite Outdoor Activity for Scouts
Fishing with Scouts is an outdoor activity providing Scouts with fun, skills development, family participation, and strongly supports sound conservation awareness. Fishing receives very little support by most councils yet has great opportunity with minimal investment. Most camps offer marginal fishing programs and poor instruction. As a CAI you can make fishing a priority within your scouting world.
Who should attend?
The CAI course is for Scouters (volunteer & professional) who wish to learn how fishing enhances Council, District and Unit programs, supports current and potential Merit Badge Counselors.
Perfect also for Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, and Venturing leaders, council properties, and is a Fishing Camp School. If you want to learn how we teach fishing to Scouts, this course is for you.