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. 

Did you know that a “Scout Life” magazine 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 great tool to get Scouts outdoors and to recruit and retain Scouts. 

Join us for this informative and motivational training course and learn how to share your passion to get Scouts hooked on fishing!

Course Highlights

  1. Become recognized as a BSA Certified Angling Instructor  with an Official Train the Trainer Certification (CS-61). 
  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
  5. Receive a CAI patch and Certificate.

Details and Notes


Youth (Age 15 – 20): Details Coming Soon!

Adult (Age 21 and up): Details Coming Soon!

Cost includes: Event insurance, two cracker barrels, five meals, course materials, program supplies, and other goodies!


Camp Jackson Scout Reservation

2867, Co Rd 24, Scottsboro, AL 35769

Dates and times:

January 12-14, 2024

Check-in: January 12, 6pm 

Check-out: January 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, Sea Scout, and Venturing leaders and summer camp fishing instructors.