If you have a favorite spot to go fishing in your neighborhood, take a look at the Fishing belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.
Our pack has done this as a pack activity in the past. There is a local park with a pond in it. First we meet at a shelter and review local fishing regulations. Then they all spend some time fishing.
Note, they only have to try to catch a fish, so they can earn this even if the fish aren’t biting.
Webelos who earn the Fishing Belt Loop while a Webelos also complete part of requirement 3 for the Sportsman activity badge.
Fishing Belt Loop
Complete all three requirements:
- Review your local fishing regulations with your leader or adult partner. Explain why they are important, and commit to following them.
- Demonstrate how to properly bait a hook.
- Spend at least 30 minutes trying to catch a fish.