MCC Hooked on Fishing

-Your Fishing Resource for Scouts of All Ages -

Mecklenburg County Council is in a perfect location:  We have two fine Scout camps (Belk Scout Camp and Camp Grimes. North Carolina is filled with rivers and trout streams, warm water lakes, and has a coastline with excellent saltwater fishing opportunities. Explore this page to discover the many great resources our fishing program has to offer!


Fishing News - From the Pond

Get Hooked on Fishing with the MCC Fishing Committee.   

Stuck at home? 🏠 Learn to fish with IGFA’s Online Fishing Modules!

The IGFA’s Online Learning Modules are FREE to the public and provide a fun, interactive introduction to angling basics, marine and aquatic biology basics, and more 🐟! Learn how to tie knots, pick the right bait or lure, and target popular game fish species from the comfort and safety of your home!  
Take advantage of this great online program now so you are ready to wet a line when the coast is clear🎣!


Enroll for free today here

Upcoming Merit Badge Opportunities

Bass Pro Shops offers fishing Merit Badges in September!

See our calendar for details.

Space is Limited. First Come First Served.


 Area 5 Certified Angling Instructor  Course

Due to health and safety concerns related to COVID 19, effective March 16, 2020, BSA National has postponed all CAI courses planned to be held prior to May 1, 2020.

Next CAI Course Please Save the Date: 

Camp Barstow, September 25-27 on beautiful Lake Murray, SC

If the Fall 2020 date will not work for you, we plan to offer the CAI course in the Spring of 2021 at one of our Mecklenburg County Council's camps.  
For information about other upcoming CAI Courses, visit

Help Your Council or Unit Deliver a Quality Fishing Program

     This course is designed to give Scouters tools and ideas to get Scouts fishing. We will ignite your desire for introducing Scouts to the wonderful world of fishing.  Boy’s Life recent survey found that Scouts chose fishing as the fourth most preferred outdoor activity, yet only 35% go fishing within Scouting.  You can become a Fishing Advocate for your unit, district and council and utilize fishing as a good tool for Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation.  Share your passion for fishing.


Course Highlights

  1. Become recognized as a BSA Certified Angling Instructor an Official Train the Trainer Certification CS-61. Receive a CAI patch and Certificate.

  2. Learn basic fishing and fly-fishing skills - fly casting, fly tying, where to find fish, knots and how to teach them, and much more.

  3. As a CAI you will have an opportunity to get fishing and fly-fishing equipment at greatly reduced rates for teaching Scouts.  

  4. Apply your learning working with Scouts on Sunday.



Fishing is a Favorite Outdoor Activity for Scouts

      Fishing with Scouts is an outdoor activity providing Scouts with fun, skills development, family participation and strongly supports sound conservation awareness.  Fishing receives very little support by most councils yet has great opportunity with minimal investment.  Most camps offer marginal fishing programs and poor instruction.  As a CAI you can make fishing a priority within your scouting world.


Who should attend?

The CAI course is for registered Scouters (volunteer & professional), who wish to learn how fishing enhances Council, District and Unit programs, supports current and potential Merit Badge Councilors.  Also perfect for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing leaders.  If you want to learn how we teach fishing to Scouts, this course is for you!  Minimum age 16.

If you are fishing the Boundary Waters of Canada, then this guide is a must read!

Here's what Geoff from Troop 39 had to say - Click for his story

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Thank you to our supporters!

Bass Pro Shops

Concord, NC

(704) 979-2200

Bass Shack

(Live bait and tackle)

2330 Kings Rd Ext.

Shelby, NC  28150


Moose Feathers

Custom Embroidery, Screenprint & Sewing


Perry’s Market

(Live bait, tackle, sandwiches, bbq and propane)

6727 Will Grove Mint Hill Rd.

Charlotte, NC 28277


Pond Boss Magazine

Jesse Brown’s Outdoors

Charlotte, NC 28210


Orvis Charlotte

Charlotte, NC  28210


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