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Fishing

Remember the belt loops are for the scout doing their best to learn about the sport or academic activity, and by putting the new techniques to practice with fellow scouts, in their community, or working with an adult. 

Belt Loop

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

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.

 

I certify that ___________________________ has completed the minimum requirements.

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Adult Teammate Signature