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Upcoming events

    • 02-Nov-2020
    • 7:00 PM (EST)
    • 30-Nov-2020
    • 7:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual

    This Blended Format Certified Angling Instructor Course is hosted by Southern Regions Area 5 and Area 7. 


    For a CAI Program Educational Piece click CAI Program.


    The course will be offered in 5 Modules.  The first four modules will be offered on line on each Monday in the Month of November from 7:00 to 9:00 pm 


    The fifth module will be a face to face meeting at the Peachmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville North Carolina on December 12th, 2020. 

    We will offer additional Module Five programs as makeups for those who cannot attend the December 12 Program.  


    If you are interested in attending this Regional CAI Course - Virtual - Carolinas please contact Pat Curley or David Lund


    • 29-Dec-2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (CST)
    • Zoom Video Conference
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    Our team of BSA Certified Angling Instructors will provide you insight, best practices, and encouragement to serve your Scouts in a Virtual Environment:

    Participates should expect an increase in:

    • sense of purpose
    • knowledge
    • confidence
    • passion

    Participants will be provided the following tools:

    • Current Merit Badge Requirement Listing
    • Merit Badge Worksheets
    • Merit Badge Specific Counselor Guides
    • PowerPoint Presentations
    • Links to Resources and Videos

    Most importantly, we will introduce you to the BSA National Sub-Committee members – Fishing, BSA Region Chairs-Fishing Programs, and BSA Area Lead– Fishing Programs, providing you and your Council Fishing Committee support in our shared quest for the quality outdoor program such as Fishing.

    Note: Zoom Meeting IDs & Password Links will be distributed to all Registered Participants prior to start of class. 

    • 30-Dec-2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
    • ZOOM Meeting
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    We will be offering an on-line training session for using Zoom for virtual fishing program delivery.  This course is designed to give you the confidence you need to hold virtual fishing program using a Zoom Meeting, and deliver programs such as BSA Angler Educator, Merit Badge Program, Worm Drowning 101, BSA CAI or CAI Course Directors Courses.

    You may the access the Training on Zoom Video Conferencing by clicking on Using Zoom for Online Courses It would be very helpful if you reviewed this prior to class.

    We will plan to cover Social Media Channel usage, Facebook, and explore how to access and build awareness of your Fishing Programs.

    Jim Ridgeway is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3068170769?pwd=d0tCVkgxaU1vOVhPTTFkWXA1V0tpZz09

    Meeting ID: 306 817 0769
    Passcode: wg72XF

     


    All questions and notes of thanks should be forwarded to Jim Ridgeway .


    • 01-Jan-2021
    • (EST)
    • 01-Feb-2021
    • (EST)
    • Virtual

    This Blended Format Certified Angling Instructor Course is hosted by Northeast Regions Area 5. 

    For a CAI Program Educational Piece click CAI Program.

    This Course will be delivered as follows:

    • January 4, 2021 - CAI Module #1
    • January 11, 2021 - CAI Module #2
    • January 18, 2021 - CAI Module #3
    • January 25, 2021 - CAI Module #4a
    • February 1, 2021 - CAI Module #4b
    • Spring 2021  - CAI Module #5 -Field Work

    Note: Zoom Meeting IDs & Password Links will be distributed to all Registered Participants prior to start of class. 

    If you are interested in attending this Regional CAI Course - Virtual - please contact Northeast Region Chair - Fishing:  Paul Minenna

    • 06-Jan-2021
    • 6:00 PM (CST)
    • 03-Feb-2021
    • 8:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtual
    Register

    For a CAI Program Educational Piece click CAI Program.

    This Course is designed for getting your Scouts Fishing. 

    No experience necessary!

    This Course will be delivered as follows:

    • January 6, 2021 - CAI Module #1
    • January 13, 2021 - CAI Module #2
    • January 20, 2021 - CAI Module #3
    • January 27, 2021 - CAI Module #4a
    • February 3, 2021 - CAI Module #4b
    • TBD - Field Work - CAI Module #5

    Jim Ridgeway is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3068170769?pwd=d0tCVkgxaU1vOVhPTTFkWXA1V0tpZz09

    Meeting ID: 306 817 0769
    Passcode: wg72XF

     




    • 13-Jan-2021
    • 6:00 PM (CST)
    • 27-Jan-2021
    • 8:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtual
    Register

    This Course is designed for getting your Scouts Fishing.  

    The Course will provide the Scout Leader the confidence to take their Scouts fishing.  No experience necessary!

    This Course will be delivered as follows:

    • January 13, 2021- BSA Fishing and Worm Drowning 101- Course Instruction #1
    • January 20, 2021 - BSA Fishing and Worm Drowning 101- Course Instruction #2
    • January 27, 2021- Role of Angling Educator and Future Opportunities

    Click here for Syllabus

    Note: Zoom Meeting IDs & Password Links will be distributed to all Registered Participants prior to start of class. 


    Course Graduates will be confident in sharing the following course with their Units, Districts.

    Fishing Basics  (Fresh Water)  aka Drowning Worms 101

    This is a hands-on, group participation program that takes an hour to an hour and a half to present.  Fishing Basics consists of a PowerPoint presentation and an Instructor’s Guide to teach freshwater fishing. The Instructor’s Guide gives the leader a road map to present the course.  A materials list is included at the end of the Instructor’s Guide.  It is expected that the instructor will schedule a follow-up fishing trip to a pond to allow the Scouts to apply what they have learned.  FISH ON! 



Past events

20-Nov-2020 2020-Southern Region-Area 8-CAI Course-Arbuckle Area-November
28-Oct-2020 CAI Course - Nationwide On-Line Training - Module 4
21-Oct-2020 CAI Course - Nationwide On-Line Training - Module 3
14-Oct-2020 CAI Course - Nationwide On-Line Training - Module 2
07-Oct-2020 CAI Course - Nationwide On-Line Training - Module 1
30-Sep-2020 Zoom for Dummies / Social Media 101
18-Sep-2020 EVENT POSTPONED - CAI Course - Illowa Council - Central Region Area 3
17-Sep-2020 CAI Course - Southern Sierra and Western LA Council - Wester Region Area #3
16-Sep-2020 Zoom for Dummies / Social Media 101
11-Sep-2020 CAI Course - Indian Nations Council - Southern Region Area 8
08-Sep-2020 2020 Greater St. Louis Area Council CAI Zoom Course
02-Sep-2020 Zoom for Dummies / Social Media 101
29-Aug-2020 CAI Course -New Birth of Freedom Council - Northeast Region Area 6
29-Aug-2020 CAI Course -New Birth of Freedom Council - Northeast Region Area 6
28-Aug-2020 CAI Course - Black Hills Council - Central Region Area 1
28-Aug-2020 On-Line CAI Course - Central Region Hosting
21-Aug-2020 CAI Course - Mississippi Valley Council - Central Region Area 3
21-Aug-2020 EVENT POSTPONED: CAI Course - Virginia Headwaters Council-Southern Region Area 7
20-Aug-2020 On-Line CAI Course - Southern Region Hosting
14-Aug-2020 EVENT POSTPONED - CAI Course - W. D. Boyce Council - Central Region Area 3
17-Jul-2020 CAI Course - Miami Valley Council - Central Region Area 6
19-Jun-2020 EVENT POSTPONED -CAI Course - Patriots Path Council - Northeast Region Area 5
05-Jun-2020 EVENT POSTPONED - CAI Course - Cape & Islands Council - Northeast Region Area 1
29-May-2020 EVENT POSTPONED -CAI Course - Housatonic Council - Northeast Region Area 5
22-May-2020 EVENT POSTPONED - CAI Course - Twin Rivers Council - Northeast Region Area 3
15-May-2020 EVENT POSTPONED -CAI Course - Anthony Wayne Council - Central Region Area 6
15-May-2020 EVENT POSTPONED - CAI Course - Michigan Crossroads Council - Central Region Area 2
15-May-2020 EVENT POSTPONED - CAI Course - Pathway to Adventure / 3 Fires Council - Central Region Area 7
08-May-2020 EVENT POSTPONED CAI Course - Dan Beard Council - Central Region Area 6
08-May-2020 EVENT POSTPONED - CAI Course - Miami Valley Council - Central Region Area 6
01-May-2020 EVENT POSTPONED - CAI Course - Mid Iowa Council - Central Region Area 5
01-May-2020 EVENT POSTPONED -CAI Course - Patriots Path Council - Northeast Region Area 5
24-Apr-2020 EVENT POSTPONED - CAI Course - Miami Valley Council - Central Region Area 6
24-Apr-2020 EVENT POSTPONED -CAI Course - Ozark Trails Council - Central Region Area 5
24-Apr-2020 EVENT POSTPONED - CAI Course - Lake Erie Council - Central Region Area 4
24-Apr-2020 EVENT POSTPONED - CAI Course - Orange County Council - Western Region Area ?
23-Apr-2020 EVENT POSTPONED -CAI Course - Silcon Valley Monterey Bay Council - Wester Region Area #3
17-Apr-2020 EVENT POSTPONED - CAI Course - Indian Nations Council - Southern Region Area 8
17-Apr-2020 EVENT POSTPONED - CAI Course - Mecklenburg County Council - Southern Region Area 5
03-Apr-2020 EVENT POSTPONED - CAI Course - Heart of America Council - Central Region Area 5
03-Apr-2020 EVENT POSTPONED - CAI Course - W. D. Boyce Council - Central Region Area 3
28-Mar-2020 EVENT POSTPONED - CAI Course -New Birth of Freedom Council - Northeast Region Area 6
27-Mar-2020 EVENT POSTPONED CAI Course - Greater St. Louis Area Council - Central Region Area 3
17-Jan-2020 CAI Course - Istrouma Area Council - Southern Region Area 1
11-Oct-2019 CAI Course - Michigan Crossroads Council - Central Region Area 2
11-Oct-2019 CAI Course - Housatonic Council - Northeast Region Area 2
04-Oct-2019 CAI Training - Orange County County - Western Region Area 4
15-Sep-2019 BSA Fishing Train the Trainer - CAI
15-Sep-2019 CAI Course Director Conference
13-Sep-2019 CAI Course - Western Los Angles Council - Western Region Area 4
06-Sep-2019 CAI Course - Camp Barstow - Lake Murray, SC
31-Aug-2019 CAI Course - New Birth Freedom Council NE Area 6
30-Aug-2019 CAI Course - Hoosier Trails Council - CR Area 6
23-Aug-2019 CAI Course - Central Region Area #1
23-Aug-2019 CAI Course - Central Florida Council - Southern Region Area 4
16-Aug-2019 CAI Course - Western Region - Area #6
09-Aug-2019 CAI Course - Arbuckle Area Council - Southern Region Area 8
29-Jun-2019 BSA Angler Educator Course - Southern Region Area 7
14-Jun-2019 CAI Course - Cape and Islands Council - NER Area ?
07-Jun-2019 CAI Course - Western Mass. Council - NER Area ?
01-Jun-2019 CAI Course - Summit Bechtel Reserve - CR Area 4
17-May-2019 CAI Course - Patriot's Path Council - NER Area 5
17-May-2019 CAI Course - Old North State - SR Area 7
10-May-2019 CAI Course - Black Swamp Council - CR Area 6
03-May-2019 CAI Course - Central Region - Area 2
12-Apr-2019 CAI Course - Anthony Wayne Council - CR Area 6
12-Apr-2019 CAI Course - W. D. Boyce Council - CR Area 3
12-Apr-2019 CAI - Blueridge Council - S.R. Area #7
05-Apr-2019 CAI Course - Mid Iowa Council - CR Area 5
30-Mar-2019 CAI Course - New Birth of Freedom Council - NER Area ?
22-Mar-2019 CAI Course - Greater St. Louis Area Council - CR Area 3
06-Feb-2019 CAI Course - BSA Florida Sea Base - Briton Center -SR Area 4
06-Feb-2019 CAI Course Directors Conference - BSA Florida Sea Base - Briton Center
18-Jan-2019 CAI Course - East Carolina Council - SR Area 7
11-Jan-2019 CAI Course - Istrouma Area Council - SR Area 1
16-Nov-2018 CAI Course Director Conference - Southern Region Fall 2018
02-Nov-2018 CAI Course Director Conference - Central Region Fall 2018
01-Nov-2018 CAI Course - Southern Sierra Council - WR AREA 4
05-Oct-2018 CAI Course - Grand Canyon Council - WR Area ?
28-Sep-2018 CAI Course - Orange County Council - WR AREA 3
16-Sep-2018 CAI Course Director Conference
16-Sep-2018 BSA Fishing Train the Trainer
24-Aug-2018 CAI Course - New Birth Freedom Council NE Area 6
17-Aug-2018 CAI Course - Hawkeye Area Council - CR AREA 3
22-Jun-2018 CAI Course - Patriot's Path Council - NER Area 5
08-Jun-2018 CAI Course Director Conference - Northeast Region
08-Jun-2018 CAI Course - Sequoia Council - W Area 3 & 4
01-Jun-2018 CAI Course - Michigan Crossroads Council - CR Area 2
18-May-2018 CAI Course - Dan Beard Council - CR Area 6
18-May-2018 CAI Course - Greater St. Louis Area Council - CR Area 3
18-May-2018 CAI Course - Laurel Highlands - NER Area 4
18-May-2018 CAI Course - Three Harbors Council - CR Area 7
06-Apr-2018 CAI Course - Blue Ridge Mountain Council - SR Area 7
23-Mar-2018 CAI Course - New Birth Freedom Council NE Area 6
16-Mar-2018 CAI Course - Simon Kenton Council - CR Area 4
09-Mar-2018 CAI Course - Indian Waters Council SR Area 5
02-Mar-2018 CAI Course - Istrouna Area Council - SR Area 1
14-Feb-2018 CAI Course - BSA Florida Sea Base - Briton Center
10-Nov-2017 CAI Course - Greater Tampa Bay Area Council
27-Oct-2017 Southern Region Area ? - Blue Ridge Mountains Council
06-Oct-2017 CAI Course - Patriot's Path Council of NJ
29-Sep-2017 CAI Course - Anthony Wayne Council
17-Sep-2017 BSA Fishing Train the Trainer
17-Sep-2017 CAI Course Director Conference
08-Sep-2017 CAI Course - Indian Nations Council
25-Aug-2017 CAI Training Course - New Birth of Freedom Council
25-Aug-2017 CAI Course - Mid Iowa Council
18-Aug-2017 CAI Training Course - Westchester-Putnam #388
09-Jun-2017 CAI Training Course - Western Massachusets Council
02-Jun-2017 CAI Course - Patriot's Path Council
02-Jun-2017 CAI Course - Black Swamp Council
19-May-2017 CAI Course - Muskingum Valley Council
19-May-2017 CAI Course - Greater St. Louis Area Council
01-Apr-2017 CAI Course - New Birth of Freedom Council
01-Feb-2017 CAI Course - BSA Florida Sea Base - Briton Center
04-Nov-2016 CAI Course Director Conference - Central Region
18-Sep-2016 National - Philmont Training Center - Program Wk. #12
16-Sep-2016 Central Region Area #2 - CAI Event - Rota-Kiwan Scout Reservation, Michigan
16-Sep-2016 Southern Region Area #9 - Atlanta, GA
24-Jul-2016 Central Region Area #2 - Michigan International Camporee
16-Jul-2016 NorthEast Region Area #6 - National Capital Council
26-Jun-2016 Central Region Area #3 - Kodiak Current River II
09-Jun-2016 National - Northern Tier Staff Training
02-Jun-2016 NorthEast Region Area #2 - Theodore Roosevelt Council
01-Jun-2016 Western Region Area #1 - Trapper Trails Council
28-May-2016 Western Region Area #4 - Los Angeles Area Council
21-May-2016 PTAC Crossroads Spring Fishing / Fly Fishing Merit Badge Clinic
21-May-2016 Western Region Area #6 - Grand Canyon Council
20-May-2016 Central Region Area #4 - Mountaineer Area Council
13-May-2016 Central Region Area #3 - Greater St. Louis Area Council
06-May-2016 NorthEast Region Area #6 - National Capital Council
01-May-2016 National - Florida Sea Base Staff Training
01-May-2016 National - Philmont Staff Training
29-Apr-2016 Southern Region Area #3 - Sam Houston Area Council
22-Apr-2016 Central Region Area #4 - Simon Kenton Council
15-Apr-2016 Central Region Area #3 - Lewis and Clark Council
15-Apr-2016 Southern Region Area #5 - Indian Waters Council
15-Apr-2016 Pathway to Adventure Council - Venturing CAI Weekend
08-Apr-2016 NorthEast Region Area #6 - New Birth of Freedom Council
08-Apr-2016 Southern Region Area #5 - Blue Ridge Mountains Council
04-Feb-2016 National - Florida Sea Base
02-Jan-2016 Cub Scout Ice Fishing
23-Oct-2015 C.R. Area #3 - Greater St. Louis Area Council
14-Oct-2015 Philmont T.C. - Outdoor Program Conference
14-Sep-2015 Philmont T.C. - Program Wk. #11
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