Cub Scout Fishing

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Belt Loop and Pin
Fishing Sports Belt Loop
Fishing Sports Pin
(line drawing, actual pins are color)
Template:Cub Scout Academics and Sports introduction


Belt Loop Requirements

Complete these three requirements:

1. Review your local fishing regulations with your leader or adult partner. Explain why they are important, and commit to following them.
2. Demonstrate how to properly bait a hook.
3. Try to catch a fish.

Sports Pin Requirements

Earn the Fishing belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

1. Compete in a pack or community fishing tournament.
2. Demonstrate how to clean a fish.
3. Prepare a report on three different kinds of fish. Include information on preferred habitats, feeding habits, and recommended fishing techniques, baits, and equipment needed to catch it.
4. Draw a picture of three different types of fishing reels. Explain how each works.
5. Tie three fishing flies. Use at least one to fish.
6. Demonstrate proficiency in casting at a target 30 feet away.
7. Select a species of fish and draw a picture of it, correctly labeling each part and its function.
8. Replace the line in a fishing reel.
9. Make a simple pole and line fishing rig. Use it to catch a fish.
10. Catch a fish using artificial bait or lures.
11. Practice fishing on five occasions, complying with local fishing regulations and the Outdoor Code.


  1. Earning the Cub Scout Fishing Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout is an option for requirement 3 of the Webelos Sportsman Activity Badge.
  2. Details on earning a Cub Scout Sports or Academic pin or belt loop multiple times

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