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 and Webelos Scouts can earn the Cub Scout Fishing belt loop and 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