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CAI Course Director Conferences - REGISTER TODAY!

08-Aug-2018 3:52 PM | Michael Brand (Administrator)

Do you ever reflect on your efforts and accomplishments as a BSA Certified Angling Instructor? If not, please do so now.  


Like you, I have many talents.  I am gifted as an insightful mind reader.  To prove my point, I think you secretely wish for more hours in the day and more hands to do meaningful work as a CAI.  Am I correct?  


Still not yet convinced that I am a mind reader?  I think you also wish for others to help you in;

  • building awareness in others of the benefits of BSA Fishing Programs in Scout Recruitment and Retention efforts
  • providing even more opportunities for your Scouts to experience a #FIRSTCATCH
  • procuring and maintaining age appropriate / skills based fishing equipment
  • developing and maintaining angler access points on shorelines
  • managing the always growing aquatic vegitation 
  • assessing, evaluating, and properly managing your local fishery
  • providing your Scouts more oportunities to experience their First Catch and make memories.

Was I correct?

Still not yet convinced that I am a mind reader?  I think you also wish for help in achieving your dreams.  Perhaps it may be time to stop wishing, and start doing?  


I encourage you to take that first step, explore the roles and responsibilities of a CAI Course Director.  Accordingly, I would like to invite you to attend a CAI Course Director Conference in 2018.


These conferences are facilitated by members of the BSA National Fishing Task Force, and are designed to develop existing Certified Angling Instructors, like you, into confident CAI Course Directors.


The conference will enhance your understanding of the Mission and Vision of Outdoor Programs.  You will be provided a CAI course manual that guides your step by step instructions, in creating a CAI course for your District / Council / Area. 

The conference will include; in depth discussion on;

  • course design
  • advertising and promotion
  • staff and participant recruitment
  • staff development 
  • financial considerations
  • facility considerations 
  • best practices on content and delivery in both the classroom and the field

Below is a listing of scheduled 2018 CAI Course Director Conferences.


Western Region: September 16-22, 2018 Philmont Training Center; Cimmarron New Mexico  For more information  https://bcai.wildapricot.org/event-2658564


Central Region: November 2-4, 2018 - Camp Drake, Prarie Land Council; Fairmont Illinois  For more information https://bcai.wildapricot.org/event-2899182


Southern Region: February 9-12, 2019 - Sea Base, For more information https://bcai.wildapricot.org/event-3028031


NorthEast Region: TBA - For more information - Contact Region Chairman - Jim Byrd


Please consider serving as a CAI Course Director in 2019 and experience the joy of teaching Scouters to be BSA Certified Angling Instructors, increase your reach and influence to count for better Scouting!  #DARETODO!  #DELIVERTHEPROMISE! #GETURFISHON!


Michael Brand - Communications


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