By working on the requirements for the Fly Fishing merit badge, Scouts come to appreciate and enjoy catching fish with a fly rod. They learn how to prepare for a safe fishing outing and to observe local regulations. Scouts become familiar with the knots needed for fly fishing. Then they put their knowledge to use by catching some fish.
- Requirements for the Fly Fishing Merit Badge
- Resources and Related Achievements
Resources and Related Achievements
TakeMeFishing.org has an interactive map which will help you to locate the places to fish closest to you. Just enter your zip code and then look at the map.
The Fishing troop program feature will help your Scouts BSA youth leaders plan a series of meetings and a weekend outing around a fishing theme.
This Nova award can be earned by youth who complete achievements related to water science.
The Wildlife Management troop program feature focuses on keeping the balance in nature which wildlife need to thrive. This ties in with the conservation aspects of the Fly Fishing merit badge.
A third option for a series of meetings is to do the Nature and Environment program feature. This also meshes well with the environmental aspects of the Fly Fishing merit badge requirements.
The National Outdoor Awards recognize youth who participate in outdoor activities. The Aquatics award includes options for fishing.
Scouts who enjoy the Fly Fishing merit badge might also want to try the Fishing badge.
If you have older Scouts who are als involved in Venturing, they can look at the Fishing Ranger elective also. Or just check it out for some more ideas about how to keep older youth engaged while working on the requirements for the Fly Fishing merit badge.
BSA has lots of resources to help you with your fishing program.