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Fishing and Environmental Science Help for Scouts and Leader

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Scout Leader Help for Cub Scout Patches and Boy Scout Merit Badges

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BSA Fishing Merit Badge Cub Scout Belt Loop & Sports Pin
BSA Fly Fishing Merit Badge Outdoor Code
BSA Fish and Wildlife Management Merit Badge Leave No Trace

In a recent Boys' Life survey, fishing placed fourth as the preferred outdoor activity behind camping, swimming and bicycling.

BSA started an new award in 2013 called the Complete Angler Recognition.  It is earned when a scout earns merit badges in Fishing, Fly Fishing, and Fish and Wildlife Management.

Three new patches are offered for Cub Scouts or Boy Scouts from the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation:

The Passport Patch is an introduction to fishing and boating for Cub Scouts and Scouts aged 6 to 11. Scouts take part in a fun and exciting six step interactive program that teaches various skills every angler needs to be knowledgeable, safe, and confident while fishing and boating.

First Catch Patch allows Cub Scouts and Scouts aged 6 to 11 to earn this patch by organizing a real-life fishing trip. The First Catch program is a great follow-up to the Passport Patch program, or can be done as a stand-alone program.

The Mentor Patch is a distinctive patch for Scouts aged 12 to 17 who organize a fishing trip for newcomers to the sport. The Mentor Patch program develops leadership qualities and introduces someone new to the wonderful world of fishing and boating.

Pictures of partnership events involving the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts are available on this Website.
Trailblazer event in 2006
A picture from one of the Trailblazer events.

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