Certified Angling Instructor (CAI) Training


Friday, June 9, 2017 -
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Horace A. Moses Scout Reservation
310 Birch Hill Rd.
Russell, MA 01071
Time: Check-in Friday at 6:00PM
Cost: $85, includes food, lodging, materials and supplies
Registration Deadline June 1, 2017
Questions? Contact Course Director, Tim Vogel at tim@tekoamountainoutdoors.com

BSA Annual Health and Medical Form Required

What is a Certified Angling Instructor (CAI)?

This is an official BSA certification for fishing and fly fishing, and merit badge instructors. This train-the-trainer position shows families how to get started fishing. You will learn to help develop, lead and execute the fishing programs at the council level and act as an advocate and resource of all levels of the Boy Scouting program. This program will also qualify learners for national fishing staff positions at Jamborees, Order of the Arrow conferences, and help train fishing staff at the BSA high-adventure bases.

Why Attend?

  • The training is a great opportunity to utilize fishing as a recruitment and retention tool.
  • Be a trained champion for our council's fishing program through a focused emphasis on fishing.
  • Qualify to become a Certified Angling Instructor
  • Gain a hands-on learning of fly-casting, fly-tying, fishing knots, fish finding and etiquette, and how to teach those skills.
  • Catch a fish or two
  • Demonstrate cast-and-release
  • Demonstrate how to clean and cook a fish
  • Participate in discussions about other council's fishing programs
  • Learn about the Complete Angler Award for Scouts in your council

What is included?

  • Booklets containing Counselor Guides for Fishing, Fly-fishing and Fish and Wildlife Management Merit Badges and materials
  • Meals
  • Camping Accommodations
  • CAI Patch
  • Scouters who successfully complete the Certified Angler Instructor Course or the CAI Course at National Camping School are eligible to earn the recognition patches and will be assigned a CAI number and receive a CAI certificate.


    Paper Registration Flyer

    Online Registration