Fish Camp

It’s time to get hooked on fishing fun!  Headed up by five BSA Certified Angling Instructors, this weekend-long program focuses on preparing Unit Leaders to develop and implement fishing and angling programs within their Packs, Troops, Crews, and Ships.

Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scouting members, ages 11 and up, will have the chance to not only participate in these informative class sessions, but will also be able to make real progress towards earning the BSA’s Complete Angler AwardScouts will also have the chance to earn the Fishing, Fly Fishing, and Fish & Wildlife Management  Merit Badges at this event.

All participants will have the chance to fish beautiful Lake Cross in the afternoon, and canoes will be available for use for those who wish to use them to enhance their fishing experience.

Who can attend?

Fish Camp is open to all Scouts BSA Troops, Venturing Crews, and Sea Scout Ships.  Both units from the Greater Alabama Council and out-of-council units are welcome to attend.  This event is open only to Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scouting youth and leaders only.  Cub Scout Adult Leaders are welcome to attend and use this as a training opportunity.  Fish Camp is available to the first fifty (50) Scouts who register.  Registration for Fish Camp 2023 is now CLOSED.

How much does it cost?

The base event fees for Fish Camp include four meals, two cracker barrels, program supplies, insurance, and a patch.  The fees are:

          Youth: $40

          Adult: $20

Do I need to bring my own fishing gear?

Participants may bring their own personal fishing equipment for their use at Fish Camp.  Should a participant need fishing equipment, we have worked with National Supply Division to provide either a bait or spin casting fishing rod and reel kit (depending on supplies and availability) or a fly-fishing rod and reel kit.  Participants can also order their own personal fly-tying kit for use and practice during Fish Camp and when they get home.  Participants who wish to take advantage of this offer must purchase the kit of their choosing during registration.  The kit of their choice will be available for them to pick-up at Camp Sequoyah beginning on Saturday morning at the Trading Post.  This offer is available only through the online registration process.  Kits must be ordered by September 1, 2023.  There will not be any fly-tying or rod and reel kits available for walk-ups at the event.

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