Certified Angling Instructors Course
WHEN: August 21, 6:00 p.m. through August 23, 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Camp Eastman, 750 E County Rd 1780, Nauvoo, IL 62354
FEES: $50.00, includes 2 nights lodging in cabins, meals, and course materials
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
This course is designed to give Scouters tools and ideas to get Scouts fishing. We will ignite your desire for introducing Scouts to the wonderful world of fishing. A recent Boy’s Life survey found that Scouts chose fishing as the fourth most preferred outdoor activity, yet only 35% go fishing within Scouting. 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.
- Become recognized as a BSA Certified Angling Instructor, an Official Train the Trainer Certification CS-61.
- Receive a CAI patch and Certificate.
- 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, Boy Scout, 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.