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    • 21-Oct-2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
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    CAI COURSE - NATIONWIDE INVITE

    ON-LINE TRAINING - MODULE 3 OF 5

    This conference is facilitated by the BSA National Fishing Sub-Committee and BSA Certified Angling Instructors, with a focus on providing enhancements to your BSA Fishing Programs. 

    Course will cover Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing Fishing Programs held at the Unit, District, and Council Level.

    Course delivers an understanding of the Mission and Vision of Outdoor Programs-Fishing, assisting in your efforts to Deliver the Promise. You will learn age based and skill appropriate fishing tools and techniques for your Scouts, ranging from the Cane Pole to Fly Fishing. 

    The course highlights best practices on content delivery, in both the classroom and the field. Course Graduates will become BSA Certified Angling Instructors (Training Code CS61). FISH ON!

    MODULE 3 (ZOOM CONFERENCE)

    Estimated time = ¾ hour

    • Review Module 2
    • Introduce Module 3
    • Answer questions


    Estimated time = 1½ hours

                1.      Health & Safety

    • Hazards
    • Prevention
    • Hook Removal

                2.      Ethics

    • BSA Outdoor Code
    • Basic Fishing Ethics
    • Leave No Trace
    • Fishing Regulations

                3.      Fishery Conservation & Restoration

    • Fishery Management
    • Grade your Camp
    • Benefits of an Effective Fishing Program
    • “Spider Block” Fish Attractors



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    • 28-Oct-2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
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    CAI COURSE - NATIONWIDE INVITE

    ON-LINE TRAINING - MODULE 4 OF 5

    This conference is facilitated by the BSA National Fishing Sub-Committee and BSA Certified Angling Instructors, with a focus on providing enhancements to your BSA Fishing Programs. 

    Course will cover Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing Fishing Programs held at the Unit, District, and Council Level.

    Course delivers an understanding of the Mission and Vision of Outdoor Programs-Fishing, assisting in your efforts to Deliver the Promise. You will learn age based and skill appropriate fishing tools and techniques for your Scouts, ranging from the Cane Pole to Fly Fishing. 

    The course highlights best practices on content delivery, in both the classroom and the field. Course Graduates will become BSA Certified Angling Instructors (Training Code CS61). FISH ON!

    Estimated time = ¾ hour

    • ·         Review Module 3
    • ·         Introduce Module 4
    • ·         Answer questions

    Module 4 (Zoom conference)

    Estimated time = 2 hours

     Fishing and Fly-Fishing Knots

    • Tying it all Together
    • Fishing & Fly-Fishing Knots - Required & Worth Knowing
    • Helpful Hints

    Fly-Tying

    • Fly Types
    • Fly Design
    • Match the Hatch
    • Featured Flies
    • Tools, Hooks and Materials
    • Essential Skills
    • Fly-Tying Instructions
     Presentation / Casting
    • Presentation Best Practices
    • Conventional Casting
    • Fixed-Line Cane Pole
    • Spin-Cast Rod & Reel
    • Spinning Rod & Reel
      • Bait-Cast Rod & Reel
      • Fly Casting
      • Fixed-Line Tenkara
      • Standard Fly Rod & Reel
      • Casting and Fishing Games & Activities

                  1.       Fishing Basics

      • ·         The Nature of Fish
      • ·         Finding Fish
      • ·         Detecting the Bite & Setting the Hook
      • ·         Playing and Landing the Fish
      • ·         Handling Fish & Removing the Hook
      • ·         Releasing the Fish (Catch and Release)

                  2.       Preparing and Cooking Fish

      • ·         Cleaning Equipment and Methods
      • ·         Cooking Equipment and Methods



    • 10-Nov-2020
    • 6:00 PM (CST)
    • 12-Nov-2020
    • 3:00 PM (CST)
    • Camp Durant, 210 Durant Dr., Carthage, NC 28327

    CAI Training Course:


    This conference is facilitated by the BSA National Fishing Sub-Committee and BSA Certified Angling Instructors, with a focus on providing enhancements to your BSA Fishing Programs. 


    Course will cover Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing Fishing Programs held at the Unit, District, and Council Level.


    Course delivers an understanding of the Mission and Vision of Outdoor Programs-Fishing, assisting in your efforts to Deliver the Promise. You will learn age based and skill appropriate fishing tools and techniques for your Scouts, ranging from the Cane Pole to Fly Fishing. 


    The course highlights best practices on content delivery, in both the classroom and the field. Course Graduates will become BSA Certified Angling Instructors (Training Code CS61). FISH ON!



    EVENT FLIER: N/A



    Council Contact:

    Meredith Blackwood


    Course Director: 

    Pat Curley   910.340.3383


    Southern Region Area 7 Lead - Fishing

    Pat Curley   910.340.3383



    Southern Region - Fishing Chairman

    Bill Pepito


    • 20-Nov-2020
    • 6:00 PM (CST)
    • 22-Nov-2020
    • 4:00 PM (CST)
    • Camp Simpson Bromide Oklahoma 580.638.2388
    Register

    CAI Training Course:


    This conference is facilitated by the BSA National Fishing Committee and BSA Certified Angling Instructors, with a focus on providing enhancements to your BSA Fishing Programs. 


    Course will cover Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing Fishing Programs held at the Unit, District, and Council Level.


    Course delivers an understanding of the Mission and Vision of Outdoor Programs-Fishing, assisting in your efforts to Deliver the Promise. You will learn age based and skill appropriate fishing tools and techniques for your Scouts, ranging from the Cane Pole to Fly Fishing. 


    The course highlights best practices on content delivery, in both the classroom and the field. Course Graduates will become BSA Certified Angling Instructors (Training Code CS61). FISH ON!


    FEE: CAI Course: $60.00

    w/ Fly Rod and Fly Tying Kit: $135.00



    Registration Information:

    580.223.0831

    http://www.arbucklebsa.org/


    Registration Contact:

    Kristin Baker

    580.223.0831

    Kristin.baker@scouting.org


    Council Contact:

    Kristin Baker

    580.223.0831

    Kristin.baker@scouting.org


    Sponsor:

    Brett Matherly

    580.222.9608

    brett.matherly@scouting.org


    Course Director:

    Sean Stevens

    719.238.9856

    scs5272@gmail.com


    Area Lead- Fishing:

    Dennis Ingram

    918.691.2536

    GAsfndr@aol.com


    Region Fishing Chairman:

    Bill Pepito

    847.744.1238

    billpepito@gmail.com



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