Certified Angling Instructor & Director

CAI Training Course Information

Certified Angling Instructor

$150 per person

This conference is facilitated by the BSA National Fishing Task Force, with a focus on providing enhancements to your BSA Fishing Programs. The course will cover Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing Fishing Programs held at the Unit, District, and Council Level.

Course delivers an understanding of the Mission and Vision of Outdoor Programs-Fishing, assisting in your efforts to Deliver the Promise. You will learn age-based and skill appropriate fishing tools and techniques for your Scouts, ranging from the Cane Pole to Fly Fishing. The course highlights best practices on content delivery, in both the classroom and the field.

National CAI Course Director’s Conference

$200 per person

Help train future Certified Angling Instructors

This train the trainer style conference, facilitated by the BSA National Fishing Team, is designed to develop existing Angling Certified Instructors into 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 classroom study and hands-on fishing with the new CAIs helping them to become more successful 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.


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.

  • Includes CAI Patch & Certificate.
  • CAI and BSA Fishing Resources: http://bsafishing.com/
  • Housing and food provided with linens and pillows.
  • Email questions to ridgeway@aes.com or call Jim Ridgeway 513-582-8469

Please bring an AHMR medical form A-C when you arrive. AHMR LINK