Our Family Fishing Day is a hands-on introduction to recreational fishing and ethical angling practices for Scouts, Scouters, and their families – with activities for all ages!
Cub Scout programs feature basic fishing skills instruction with a special emphasis on safety. Instructional stations focus on the “how-to” use of fishing equipment, tackle, baits, and lures. Also, an introduction to conservation and stewardship, with an awareness of fishing regulations and why they are important.
Scouts BSA can work on requirements for their Fishing, Fly Fishing, and Fish and Wildlife Management Merit Badges. Counselors will be available throughout the afternoon, to provide instruction and guidance on the requirements, and to sign off “blue cards.”
Even though the skills are designed for Scouts, participation from the entire family is highly encouraged.
Scouts wishing to work on their Fishing merit badge in the afternoon may do so; they must bring a blue card signed by their Scoutmaster. There will be fishing rods available to borrow, but we highly recommend bringing your own. The morning will start at 8 AM, and stations will occur between 9 AM and 12 PM. Everyone can pause for lunch at noon and enjoy the rest of the afternoon fishing, enjoying each other’s company, and testing their new skills. Fishing is available until 8 PM.
Items to bring:
- Bagged lunch
- Fishing Rod
- Signed Blue Card (if working on Fishing merit badge)
- Water Bottle
- Chair (optional)
To become an instructor, check out:
(1st Class Scouts and above may register as instructors if they have been trained)