Take A Scout Fishing

Fishing can be a fantastic and fun sport for both kids and adults. It encourages us to become good stewards of our natural resources and learn how to interact responsibility with our environment.  Fishing is a rewarding sport — your scouts can get away from hectic schedules to enjoy the fresh air, learn about the environment, and even develop patience. Best of all, fishing is quality time spent together talking, laughing, and even sitting quietly side by side. It can even be sport for little kids, if you introduce it in a positive way.

North Carolina is filled with rivers and trout streams, warm water lakes, and has a coastline with excellent saltwater fishing opportunities. Mecklenburg County Council is situated in the heart of the state and offers a wide variety of opportunities. For a reasonable drive, you can plan a weekend fishing trip at the beach or a quiet mountain stream.

Local fishing adventures abound with our nearby state parks and our TWO fine Scout camps. Belk Scout Camp and Mecklenburg Scout Reservation (Grimes).  Explore this page to discover the many great resources our fishing program has to offer. We are here to help you deliver on the promise of "Keeping the Outing in Scouting."




Is your Scout the Complete Angler?

The Complete Angler patch is for scouts that are well-rounded in their fishing endeavors. There's a good chance some scouts have already earned it and just don't realize it yet. In the same manner as the World Conservation award, the Complete Angler recognition has a simple requirement of completing three merit badges, but also requires a project.

Earn the Boy Scout Complete Angler Award by:

1. Earning these merit badges: Fishing, Fly Fishing, Fish and Wildlife Management

2. Completing one or more of these projects:

  • Teach a Fishing or Fly Fishing merit badge skill to your troop, crew or team as part of a unit program activity.

  • Help instruct Cub Scouts on fishing skills or fishery management as part of a Cub Scout meeting or outing.

  • Participate in a local fishing derby or tournament, either a Scouting or Community event.

  • Complete a conservation project that will benefit a local fishery.

The Complete Angler patch is worn on the uniform shirt, centered on the right pocket as a TEMPORARY patch. Only ONE Temporary patch may be worn at a time

Download and complete the form for each scout earning the award. Then, take it to your local scout shop to purchase the patches. Learn more here




File Name Description
2022 BSC Fishing Guide Download
2022 MSR.Grimes Fishing Guide Download