BSA Certified Angling Instructor

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.  Boy’s Life recent 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.


Course Highlights

  1. Become recognized as a BSA Certified Angling Instructor an Official Train the Trainer Certification CS-61. Receive a CAI patch and Certificate.
  2. Learn basic fishing and fly-fishing skills – fly casting, fly tying, where to find fish, knots and how to teach them, and much more. Learn to teach all Scouting levels for recruiting, retention, and advancement.
  3. As a CAI you will have an opportunity to get fishing and fly-fishing equipment at greatly reduced rates for teaching Scouts.
  4. Apply your learning working with Scouts on Sunday

Details and Notes


Youth (Age 15 – 20): $60.00

Adult (Age 21 and up): $70

Cost includes: Event insurance, two cracker barrels, five meals, course materials, program supplies

Dates and times:

August 12-14, 2022

Check-in: August 12, 6pm 

Check-out: August 14, by 4pm

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 Councilors.  Perfect also for Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, and Venturing leaders and summer camp fishing instructors.