Indian Waters Council - Certified Angler Instructor Course

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Certified Angler Instructor Course

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This course will be offered virtually in six-week module sessions.  Starting April 17, 2024 through May 22, 2024.  Each Wednesday session will be from 7:00pm-9:00pm.

This CAI course is for adult leaders and Scouting youth age 15 and up who enjoy teaching fishing skills to our youth and want to enhance their teaching and event planning skills in the fishing area. This course is open to participants from all BSA councils nationwide.

Our classes will be taught online via Zoom on Wednesday nights from 7:00-9:00 pm EST. The course will run for six sessions running from April 17, 2024 through May 22, 2024.   A Zoom link and password will be sent to participants prior to the start of the course.

The course will be delivered as follows:

  • Module 1  - April 17  (Intro) 
  • Module 2-   April 24  (Fishing Tackle)
  • Module 3  - May 1  (safety, Ethics, Fishery Management) 
  • Module 4-   May 8 (Fishing event, Where to find fish, Knots)
  • Module 5    May 15 (Casting,  Fishing, Cleaning and cooking 
  • Module 6    May 22  (Special offers, Deliver the Promise, Graduation) 

The course fee is $10.00 which includes the Certified Angling Instructor patch and certificate upon completion. We send the certificate electronically.  Register by April 12.   Instructors include members of the BSA Fishing team that manage the CAI program, CAI Course Directors, and CAIs. We are blessed to have an experienced teaching team of seven for this course.

Save the date:  There will be an optional hands-on fishing skills development day on Saturday, May 25 at Camp Altoona, north of Atlanta, for those who live close enough to drive to participate.  More information on this day will be provided during the course.

Learn more about the BSA’s Certified Angler Instructor program, which trains leaders to execute fishing programs at the local council level. After completing the training make sure to update your training record with PAS Code: CS61

Find the CAI brochure here: BSA Fishing CAI Trifold Brochure

When & Where
Virtual training Session
Wednesday 04-17-2024 7:00 PM ET to
Wednesday 05-22-2024 9:00 PM ET
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