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Upcoming Fishing Events

Cub Scout Angler Education Day | April 8 | Hixson Middle School
This one-day program introduces Cub Scouts to the various aspects of fishing. Scouts can explore three separate areas to learn about basic fishing skills, aquatic ecosystems, and water/boating safety.

Scout & Scouter Fishing Day | May 20 | S bar F Scout Ranch
Webelos, Boy Scouts, and Venturers are invited to come enjoy a day of fishing on Nims Lake. Attendence prizes, coffee, and donuts!

CAI Training | May 19 or October 20
Gain the tools necessary to design, develop, and provide leadership to BSA fishing programs offered to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers at a unit, district and council level.

Fish-O-Ree | June 3 | Forest Park Fish Hatchery
Join us for an afternoon of fun and fishing at the Forest Park Fish Hatchery. Bring your own fishing gear or borrow ours! The event is free and patches and lunch will be available for purchase.

Fishing and Fly Fishing Merit Badge Pre-Summer Camp Workshops | April 29, May 6, May 21
Want to get a head start on your Fishing and Fly Fishing Merit Badges or just need to finish a few requirements? Designed to enhance your summer camp experience, our pre-summer camp workshops will help get you started. All events are free except Angler Education Day ($10). Merit Badge Counselors will be on-site. View the requirements covered at each event.

Angler Education Day | April 8 | Learn more and register

Bellefontaine Conservation Lake | April 29 | Learn more and register

Cabela’s Hazelwood Store | May 6 | Learn more and register

Camp Joy | May 21 | Learn more and register


The Greater St. Louis Area Certified Angling Instructors (CAI) are a group of dedicated volunteers that assist the council’s fishing program by providing quality angling instruction and event coordination for the local Scouting community. The CAI’s are trained merit badge counselors for fishing, fly fishing, and fish and wildlife management.

If your troop or pack is interested in having a CAI lead a fishing program or assist with a fishing event, contact Tad Biggs, Greater St. Louis Area Council Fishing Committee Chair, at

CAIs can also help coordinate fishing outings by reserving local Missouri Conservation education lakes and providing fishing equipment and angling instruction. MDC guidelines, date, and weather condition limitations apply for these sites.

If interested, contact Cheryl Fisher at