BSA Fishing
Certified Angling Instructors



Is this a BSA Train the Trainer Course?  Yes!

The CAI Training course is taught using the E.D.G.E. Method, in an effort to provide the Scout Leader/ Camp Staff with the tools necessary to design, develop and provide leadership to BSA fishing programs. 

BSA Training: PAS Code: CS61   

Patch Code from BSA National Supply 620739


Do I need prior Fishing Experience? No!

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 are the instructors and what is their experience?

Scouters with;

  • passion for Scouting and Fishing
  • outstanding educator skills
  • extensive experience


The CAI Training courses are facilitated by members of the BSA National Sub-Committee members and their team of CAI Course Directors and their staff of Certified Angling Instructors.  All instructors maintain a focus on providing enhancements to your fishing program and serving our Scouts.


What are the types of angling lessons taught? High Quality!

The CAI course syllabus includes age appropriate skills using fishing tools and techniques for their Scouts, ranging from Cane Pole to Fly Fishing

The course will highlight best practices on content delivery, in both the classroom and the field.

  • Provide a positive fishing experience & improve your council’s fishing program

  • The skills learned in the course can be used to increase membership in your unit, district and council

  • Fishing is 4th among Scout Interests! Why not use that to increase the FUN FACTOR!

  • Participants will become confidant in fly tying and fly casting, knot tying and catch and release practices.

  • CAI offers quality fishing gear at value pricing/cost effective purchase power for units and Councils alike.


Who Should Attend?

Somebody just like you!  

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

Participants include current and future Council Camp Program Directors, Camp Fishing Staff Members, Merit Badge Counselors, Cub Scout Day Camp Staff, Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Sea Scouts and Venture Staff.  Unit Leaders wishing to grow their membership with an active outdoor program!

Den Leaders, Assistant Scoutmasters, Committee Members, Star, Life and Eagle Scouts.  You will become prepared to instruct Scouts in fishing and fly fishing while using fishing to plan outdoor activities in all seasons.  This includes outdoor and indoor skill development and preparation.

Leaders who take this course qualify as fishing and fly fishing merit badge counselors.

Contact your Region Chairs if you have any questions, or would like to schedule a CAI course in your council.


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