Leave No Trace, Outdoor Code, and links to related Merit Badges and Boy Scout Awards]].
The Troop Fishing Monthly Theme includes meeting and activity materials.
Fly Fishing is a rare Merit badge and fun at Summer Camp. -
| This is the Boy Scout Fly Fishing Merit Badge|
Boy Scouts can also earn the Fishing Merit Badge
Cub Scouts & Webelos Scouts can earn the Cub Scout Fishing Belt Loop & Pin
Venturers can work on the Fishing Ranger Award elective
|Fly Fishing merit badge|
|BSA Advancement ID:||136|
|Latest pamphlet revision:||2002|
|“||Every Scout ought to be able to fish in order to get food for himself. A tenderfoot [beginner] who starved on the bank of a river full of fish would look very silly, yet it might happen to one who had never learned to catch fish.||”|
Fly Fishing requirements
- Please be aware that there are Fish eating advisories in several areas of the continental US. The cooking requirement does not require you to cook a fish you catch, just to cook a fish. You may wish to obtain a fish from the market to cook and eat. Click here for an example fish consumption advisory.
- The BSA Fishing Troop Program Feature offers meeting and activity plans to include Fly Fishing as one of your monthly themes.
- Your handbook is your primary reference. See First Aid Skills for step-by-step instructions and lesson video links.
- See also: First Aid Merit Badge Pamphlet - First Aid Kit - Emergency Kit - Guide to Safe Scouting - Physcial
- 3a. Arbor Backing Knot, #3b: Nail Knot, #3c: Needle Knot #3d: Double Surgeon’s Loop or Blood Knot, #3e: Improved Clinch Knot
- Animated Knots: Basic Scout Knots - Forty Scout knots - Special Knots - Sailing knots - Fishing knots - Folsoms Knots - Animatedknots.com - Great Animations - More Animated Knots - More great Animated Knots - Still more - Knot Videos - Basics Videos - Basics2
- Other Knot Links: Advanced knots - Ropers Knots Page - Climbing Knots - Fishing knots - Knots Index
- The Boy Scout Handbook is the primary reference. See Cooking Skills for step-by-step instructions and lesson video links.
- See also: Cooking Merit Badge Pamphlet - Food Pyramid - Meal Planning - Recipes - Food Handling - Dutch Oven Cooking
- Cooking Gear: REI: Cookware - BSA Cooking Gear - REI: Stoves - Stove Safety
- Dutch Oven Cooking: International Dutch Oven Society - USScouts.Org - MacScouter - dutchovencookware.com
Sports and Fitness Awards
|General Merit Badge information
- Federation of Fly Fishers complete Fly Fishing merit badge preparation An excellent source for those wishing to set up the badge for Scouts.
- Animated fishing knots
- Trout Unlimited
- Killroy's Fly Tying