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    • 14-Sep-2022
    • 19-Oct-2022
    • 6 sessions
    • Zoom - online
    Register

    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. It is open to participants from all BSA councils nationwide.

    This course will be taught online via Zoom on Wednesday nights from 7:00-9:00 pm EST.  We typically stay on together for another 30 minutes for the "After party" to share tips, tell fishing stories, and learn about each other. The course will run for six sessions running from September 14-October 19, 2022.  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  - September 14 
    • Module 2-   September 21 
    • Module 3  - September 28  
    • Module 4-   October  5
    • Module 5    October 12 
    • Module 6    October 19 

    Instructors include members of the BSA Fishing team that manage the CAI program, CAI Course Directors, and CAIs. We are blessed to have a highly experienced teaching team for this course.

    A secondary registration step is required to register with our host council for this course and to pay a $10 registration fee. This fee is to cover the CAI patch and shipping to each new CAI. Please complete your registration here: https://scoutingevent.com/553-caifallonline 

    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



    • 07-Oct-2022
    • 6:00 PM (PDT)
    • 09-Oct-2022
    • 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • 4202 Victoria Ave, Oxnard, CA - The Coast Guard Training Center Station is across the street
    • 22
    Register

    Is your Council delivering quality?

    Fishing programs?

          This course goal is to help improve council, district and unit fishing programs. Sign up and you can get qualified as a BSA Certified Angling Instructor, learn fundamental Fishing and Fly-fishing Skills, learn how to best teach Scouts those fishing skills, and to have Fun!

            This is a Train the Trainer Course

           This conference will qualify you to become a BSA Certified Angler Instructor (CAI) recognizing that you are qualified to teach the fishing related merit badges, plus you will be able to qualify others to become CAIs in your council. A key focus of the conference is to provide participants with knowledge on how to improve your council’s fishing resources, find local expertise, select the correct equipment at value prices, and find program helps for Cubs, Scouts, and Venturers.

    Who should attend?

         Participants include current and future Council Camp Program Directors, Camp Fishing Staff, Merit Badge Counselors, Cub Scout Day Camp Staff, Scoutmasters, Cubmasters and Venturing Crew leaders. 

    This is an in person course. Please register here:

    Certified Angler Instructor Course - For MBC of Fishing, Fly Fishing, Fishing & Wildlife Management. | Ventura County Council (vccbsa.org)

    For course questions:

    Contact Ed Pounds

    760-812-7082 cell or by Email: graniteprocessinginc@gmail.com

    Class size is limited to 25 participants


    • 18-Oct-2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 94
    Register

    Please register on this site if you are not currently a CAI for this course. The course costs $10: 

    https://scoutingevent.com/157-63203?draftmode=1

    If you are already a CAI and are wanting to audit the class (no patch or certificate) please email me so I can send you the zoom link.

    When: 18-Oct-2022 7:00 PM, EDT - 22-Nov-2022 7:00 PM EDT
    Where: Zoom

    EVENT DETAILS:

    This CAI course is for adult leaders and Scouting youth age 16 and up who enjoy teaching fishing skills to our youth and want to enhance their teaching and event planning skills in the fishing area. It is open to participants from all BSA councils nationwide.

    This course will be taught online via Zoom on Tuesday nights from 7:00-9:00 pm EST. The course will run for six sessions running from  to Oct 18, 2022 to Nov 22 2022.  A Zoom link and password will be sent to participants prior to the start of the course.

    The course will be delivered as follows:

    • Oct 18 2022 - CAI Module #1
    • Oct  25 2022- CAI Module #2
    • Nov 1 2022 -CAI Module #3
    • Nov 8 2022 - CAI Module #4
    • Nov 15 2022 - CAI Module #5
    • Nov 22 2022- CAI Module #6

    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.

    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


    • 13-May-2023
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Hubert Eaton Scout Reservation 29486 Hook Creek rd Cedar Glenn CA 92321
    Registration is closed

    Is your Council delivering quality?

    Fishing programs?

          This course goal is to help improve council, district and unit fishing programs. Sign up and you can get qualified as a BSA Certified Angling Instructor, learn fundamental Fishing and Fly-fishing Skills, learn how to best teach Scouts those fishing skills, and to have Fun!

            This is a Train the Trainer Course

           This conference will qualify you to become a BSA Certified Angler Instructor (CAI) recognizing that you are qualified to teach the fishing related merit badges, plus you will be able to qualify others to become CAIs in your council. A key focus of the conference is to provide participants with knowledge on how to improve your council’s fishing resources, find local expertise, select the correct equipment at value prices, and find program helps for Cubs, Scouts, and Venturers.

    Who should attend?

         Participants include current and future Council Camp Program Directors, Camp Fishing Staff, Merit Badge Counselors, Cub Scout Day Camp Staff, Scoutmasters, Cubmasters and Venturing Crew leaders

    THIS IS A HYBRID COURSE: A zoom meeting is also part of the course

    This is an in person course. Please register here:

    For course questions:

    Contact Ed Pounds

    760-812-7082 cell or by Email: graniteprocessinginc@gmail.com

    Class size is limited to 25 participants


Past events

12-Aug-2022 CAI 2022 ST14-1 Camp Comer AL
27-Jul-2022 CAI 2022 MW 3
18-May-2022 CAI 2022 MW 2
13-May-2022 CAI in person course at AWAC
26-Apr-2022 CAI 2022 SE-2 Hybrid
08-Apr-2022 CAI Course - Jack Bones Equestrian Center
15-Mar-2022 CAI 2022 MW 1
02-Feb-2022 CAI 2022 SE-1
25-Jan-2022 CAI 2022 NE 1
20-Jan-2022 CAI 2022 West 1
07-Oct-2021 National Certified Angling Instructor (CAI) Course CR 10/07/21
22-Sep-2021 National Certified Angling Instructor (CAI) Course NE 09/22/21
10-Aug-2021 CAI National Course CAI 2021 NA-6
03-Jun-2021 National Certified Angling Instructor (CAI) Course 6/03/21
21-May-2021 CAI Course - Council - Northeast Region
19-May-2021 National Certified Angling Instructor (CAI) Course 5/19/21
08-May-2021 CAI Course -Anthony Wayne Area Council - Central Region Area 6
01-May-2021 Rod Building Class sponsored by Mudhole
28-Apr-2021 Western Region Area 6 Certified Angling Instructor (CAI) Course
23-Apr-2021 2021-Central Region-Area 5-CAI Course-Great Rivers Council-April
17-Apr-2021 Rod Building Class sponsored by Mudhole
24-Mar-2021 National Certified Angling Instructor (CAI) Course
22-Feb-2021 National Certified Angling Instructor (CAI) Course
11-Feb-2021 2021-National-Angling Educator Scouters Course-Virtual-February
09-Feb-2021 2021-National-CAI Course - February-March
13-Jan-2021 2021-National-Angling Educator Scouters Course-Virtual-January
06-Jan-2021 2021-National-CAI Course-January
04-Jan-2021 2021-Northeast Region-Area 5-CAI Course-January
30-Dec-2020 Training on Zoom Video Conferencing
29-Dec-2020 Fishing Merit Badge Program Delivery- Virtual Environment
20-Nov-2020 2020-Southern Region-Area 8-CAI Course-Arbuckle Area-November
02-Nov-2020 2020-Southern Region-Area 5&7-CAI Course-Carolinas-November
28-Oct-2020 CAI Course - Nationwide On-Line Training - Module 4
21-Oct-2020 CAI Course - Nationwide On-Line Training - Module 3
14-Oct-2020 CAI Course - Nationwide On-Line Training - Module 2
07-Oct-2020 CAI Course - Nationwide On-Line Training - Module 1
30-Sep-2020 Zoom for Dummies / Social Media 101
18-Sep-2020 EVENT POSTPONED - CAI Course - Illowa Council - Central Region Area 3
17-Sep-2020 CAI Course - Southern Sierra and Western LA Council - Wester Region Area #3
16-Sep-2020 Zoom for Dummies / Social Media 101
11-Sep-2020 CAI Course - Indian Nations Council - Southern Region Area 8
08-Sep-2020 2020 Greater St. Louis Area Council CAI Zoom Course
02-Sep-2020 Zoom for Dummies / Social Media 101
29-Aug-2020 CAI Course -New Birth of Freedom Council - Northeast Region Area 6
29-Aug-2020 CAI Course -New Birth of Freedom Council - Northeast Region Area 6
28-Aug-2020 CAI Course - Black Hills Council - Central Region Area 1
28-Aug-2020 On-Line CAI Course - Central Region Hosting
21-Aug-2020 CAI Course - Mississippi Valley Council - Central Region Area 3
21-Aug-2020 EVENT POSTPONED: CAI Course - Virginia Headwaters Council-Southern Region Area 7
20-Aug-2020 On-Line CAI Course - Southern Region Hosting
14-Aug-2020 EVENT POSTPONED - CAI Course - W. D. Boyce Council - Central Region Area 3
17-Jul-2020 CAI Course - Miami Valley Council - Central Region Area 6
19-Jun-2020 EVENT POSTPONED -CAI Course - Patriots Path Council - Northeast Region Area 5
05-Jun-2020 EVENT POSTPONED - CAI Course - Cape & Islands Council - Northeast Region Area 1
29-May-2020 EVENT POSTPONED -CAI Course - Housatonic Council - Northeast Region Area 5
22-May-2020 EVENT POSTPONED - CAI Course - Twin Rivers Council - Northeast Region Area 3
15-May-2020 EVENT POSTPONED -CAI Course - Anthony Wayne Council - Central Region Area 6
15-May-2020 EVENT POSTPONED - CAI Course - Michigan Crossroads Council - Central Region Area 2
15-May-2020 EVENT POSTPONED - CAI Course - Pathway to Adventure / 3 Fires Council - Central Region Area 7
08-May-2020 EVENT POSTPONED CAI Course - Dan Beard Council - Central Region Area 6
08-May-2020 EVENT POSTPONED - CAI Course - Miami Valley Council - Central Region Area 6
01-May-2020 EVENT POSTPONED - CAI Course - Mid Iowa Council - Central Region Area 5
01-May-2020 EVENT POSTPONED -CAI Course - Patriots Path Council - Northeast Region Area 5
24-Apr-2020 EVENT POSTPONED - CAI Course - Miami Valley Council - Central Region Area 6
24-Apr-2020 EVENT POSTPONED -CAI Course - Ozark Trails Council - Central Region Area 5
24-Apr-2020 EVENT POSTPONED - CAI Course - Lake Erie Council - Central Region Area 4
24-Apr-2020 EVENT POSTPONED - CAI Course - Orange County Council - Western Region Area ?
23-Apr-2020 EVENT POSTPONED -CAI Course - Silcon Valley Monterey Bay Council - Wester Region Area #3
17-Apr-2020 EVENT POSTPONED - CAI Course - Indian Nations Council - Southern Region Area 8
17-Apr-2020 EVENT POSTPONED - CAI Course - Mecklenburg County Council - Southern Region Area 5
03-Apr-2020 EVENT POSTPONED - CAI Course - Heart of America Council - Central Region Area 5
03-Apr-2020 EVENT POSTPONED - CAI Course - W. D. Boyce Council - Central Region Area 3
28-Mar-2020 EVENT POSTPONED - CAI Course -New Birth of Freedom Council - Northeast Region Area 6
27-Mar-2020 EVENT POSTPONED CAI Course - Greater St. Louis Area Council - Central Region Area 3
17-Jan-2020 CAI Course - Istrouma Area Council - Southern Region Area 1
11-Oct-2019 CAI Course - Michigan Crossroads Council - Central Region Area 2
11-Oct-2019 CAI Course - Housatonic Council - Northeast Region Area 2
04-Oct-2019 CAI Training - Orange County County - Western Region Area 4
15-Sep-2019 BSA Fishing Train the Trainer - CAI
15-Sep-2019 CAI Course Director Conference
13-Sep-2019 CAI Course - Western Los Angles Council - Western Region Area 4
06-Sep-2019 CAI Course - Camp Barstow - Lake Murray, SC
31-Aug-2019 CAI Course - New Birth Freedom Council NE Area 6
30-Aug-2019 CAI Course - Hoosier Trails Council - CR Area 6
23-Aug-2019 CAI Course - Central Region Area #1
23-Aug-2019 CAI Course - Central Florida Council - Southern Region Area 4
16-Aug-2019 CAI Course - Western Region - Area #6
09-Aug-2019 CAI Course - Arbuckle Area Council - Southern Region Area 8
29-Jun-2019 BSA Angler Educator Course - Southern Region Area 7
14-Jun-2019 CAI Course - Cape and Islands Council - NER Area ?
07-Jun-2019 CAI Course - Western Mass. Council - NER Area ?
01-Jun-2019 CAI Course - Summit Bechtel Reserve - CR Area 4
17-May-2019 CAI Course - Patriot's Path Council - NER Area 5
17-May-2019 CAI Course - Old North State - SR Area 7
10-May-2019 CAI Course - Black Swamp Council - CR Area 6
03-May-2019 CAI Course - Central Region - Area 2
12-Apr-2019 CAI Course - Anthony Wayne Council - CR Area 6
12-Apr-2019 CAI Course - W. D. Boyce Council - CR Area 3
12-Apr-2019 CAI - Blueridge Council - S.R. Area #7
05-Apr-2019 CAI Course - Mid Iowa Council - CR Area 5
30-Mar-2019 CAI Course - New Birth of Freedom Council - NER Area ?
22-Mar-2019 CAI Course - Greater St. Louis Area Council - CR Area 3
06-Feb-2019 CAI Course - BSA Florida Sea Base - Briton Center -SR Area 4
06-Feb-2019 CAI Course Directors Conference - BSA Florida Sea Base - Briton Center
18-Jan-2019 CAI Course - East Carolina Council - SR Area 7
11-Jan-2019 CAI Course - Istrouma Area Council - SR Area 1
16-Nov-2018 CAI Course Director Conference - Southern Region Fall 2018
02-Nov-2018 CAI Course Director Conference - Central Region Fall 2018
01-Nov-2018 CAI Course - Southern Sierra Council - WR AREA 4
05-Oct-2018 CAI Course - Grand Canyon Council - WR Area ?
28-Sep-2018 CAI Course - Orange County Council - WR AREA 3
16-Sep-2018 CAI Course Director Conference
16-Sep-2018 BSA Fishing Train the Trainer
24-Aug-2018 CAI Course - New Birth Freedom Council NE Area 6
17-Aug-2018 CAI Course - Hawkeye Area Council - CR AREA 3
22-Jun-2018 CAI Course - Patriot's Path Council - NER Area 5
08-Jun-2018 CAI Course Director Conference - Northeast Region
08-Jun-2018 CAI Course - Sequoia Council - W Area 3 & 4
01-Jun-2018 CAI Course - Michigan Crossroads Council - CR Area 2
18-May-2018 CAI Course - Dan Beard Council - CR Area 6
18-May-2018 CAI Course - Greater St. Louis Area Council - CR Area 3
18-May-2018 CAI Course - Laurel Highlands - NER Area 4
18-May-2018 CAI Course - Three Harbors Council - CR Area 7
06-Apr-2018 CAI Course - Blue Ridge Mountain Council - SR Area 7
23-Mar-2018 CAI Course - New Birth Freedom Council NE Area 6
16-Mar-2018 CAI Course - Simon Kenton Council - CR Area 4
09-Mar-2018 CAI Course - Indian Waters Council SR Area 5
02-Mar-2018 CAI Course - Istrouna Area Council - SR Area 1
14-Feb-2018 CAI Course - BSA Florida Sea Base - Briton Center
10-Nov-2017 CAI Course - Greater Tampa Bay Area Council
27-Oct-2017 Southern Region Area ? - Blue Ridge Mountains Council
06-Oct-2017 CAI Course - Patriot's Path Council of NJ
29-Sep-2017 CAI Course - Anthony Wayne Council
17-Sep-2017 BSA Fishing Train the Trainer
17-Sep-2017 CAI Course Director Conference
08-Sep-2017 CAI Course - Indian Nations Council
25-Aug-2017 CAI Training Course - New Birth of Freedom Council
25-Aug-2017 CAI Course - Mid Iowa Council
18-Aug-2017 CAI Training Course - Westchester-Putnam #388
09-Jun-2017 CAI Training Course - Western Massachusets Council
02-Jun-2017 CAI Course - Patriot's Path Council
02-Jun-2017 CAI Course - Black Swamp Council
19-May-2017 CAI Course - Muskingum Valley Council
19-May-2017 CAI Course - Greater St. Louis Area Council
01-Apr-2017 CAI Course - New Birth of Freedom Council
01-Feb-2017 CAI Course - BSA Florida Sea Base - Briton Center
04-Nov-2016 CAI Course Director Conference - Central Region
18-Sep-2016 National - Philmont Training Center - Program Wk. #12
16-Sep-2016 Central Region Area #2 - CAI Event - Rota-Kiwan Scout Reservation, Michigan
16-Sep-2016 Southern Region Area #9 - Atlanta, GA
24-Jul-2016 Central Region Area #2 - Michigan International Camporee
16-Jul-2016 NorthEast Region Area #6 - National Capital Council
26-Jun-2016 Central Region Area #3 - Kodiak Current River II
09-Jun-2016 National - Northern Tier Staff Training
02-Jun-2016 NorthEast Region Area #2 - Theodore Roosevelt Council
01-Jun-2016 Western Region Area #1 - Trapper Trails Council
28-May-2016 Western Region Area #4 - Los Angeles Area Council
21-May-2016 PTAC Crossroads Spring Fishing / Fly Fishing Merit Badge Clinic
21-May-2016 Western Region Area #6 - Grand Canyon Council
20-May-2016 Central Region Area #4 - Mountaineer Area Council
13-May-2016 Central Region Area #3 - Greater St. Louis Area Council
06-May-2016 NorthEast Region Area #6 - National Capital Council
01-May-2016 National - Florida Sea Base Staff Training
01-May-2016 National - Philmont Staff Training
29-Apr-2016 Southern Region Area #3 - Sam Houston Area Council
22-Apr-2016 Central Region Area #4 - Simon Kenton Council
15-Apr-2016 Central Region Area #3 - Lewis and Clark Council
15-Apr-2016 Southern Region Area #5 - Indian Waters Council
15-Apr-2016 Pathway to Adventure Council - Venturing CAI Weekend
08-Apr-2016 NorthEast Region Area #6 - New Birth of Freedom Council
08-Apr-2016 Southern Region Area #5 - Blue Ridge Mountains Council
04-Feb-2016 National - Florida Sea Base
02-Jan-2016 Cub Scout Ice Fishing
23-Oct-2015 C.R. Area #3 - Greater St. Louis Area Council
14-Oct-2015 Philmont T.C. - Outdoor Program Conference
14-Sep-2015 Philmont T.C. - Program Wk. #11
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