Fishing - where Scouts can advance their skills in Fishing, Fly-Fishing, and Fish and Wildlife Management. The Fishing area is supervised by a Compete Angler Certified Instructor.
FISHING – Scouts learn to identify several types of rods, reels, lures, and natural baits. Scouts demonstrate the proper use of the equipment and know when each type should be used. Scouts learn to catch fish, with an emphasis on catch and release principles and knowledge of fishing regulations.
FLY-FISHING– Scouts will demonstrate how to match a fly rod, line, and leader to achieve a balanced system. Scouts identify various types of equipment and explain when and how each should be used. Scouts demonstrate how to tie proper knots and prepare a fly rod for fishing. Scouts learn to catch fish, with an emphasis on catch and release principles and knowledge of fishing regulations.
FISH AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT– Scouts determine the meaning and purposes of fish and wildlife conservation and management. Scouts discuss major problems that threaten their state’s fish and wildlife resources. Scouts identify and produce projects which are practical ways to help the fish and wildlife conservation locally.
Complete all three Merit Badges and participate in the Fishing Derby to earn the Complete Angler Award.