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National Certified Angling Instructor (CAI) Course Director’s Conference

May 1 - May 8

National Certified Angling Instructor (CAI) Course Director’s Conference

This train the trainer style conference, facilitated by the BSA National Fishing Team, is designed to develop existing Angling Certified Instructors into a confident CAI Course Directors that will build fun and exciting fishing programs for your council. Plan to join us as together we strive to deliver the promise to youth by offering quality fishing programs.

Course Highlights

  • The Certified Angling Instructors (CAI) Director’s conference is designed to increase the number of qualified BSA Certified Angling Instructors (CAI) throughout the US.
  • You will be provided with a CAI Course manual that provides step-by-step instructions to hold CAI courses for your council and area.
  • The course highlights best practices on content delivery, in both the classroom and field.
  • Receive instruction, review key methods, and utilize resources available to you.
  • Exchange ideas with the Fishing Team Trainers.
  • You will have three days of classroom study and two days in the backcountry fly-fishing with the new CAIs helping them to become more successful fly anglers.
  • Successful completion of this conference entitles the participant to be a CAI Course Director and after running a course or actively staffing a CAI course to then earn the gold CAI patch.

Who should attend?

Course participants must already be Certified Angling Instructors and registered members of the Boy Scouts of America.  Ideally, participants will have served on the staff of at least one CAI course to date.

The courses provide Rods, fly-tying tools, and materials. (Feel free to bring your own gear and waders.)

Conference Dates: May 1-8

Conference Fee: $285 plus housing. This is a participant only course

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