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!


News from the Pond


National Certified Angling Instructor (CAI) Course

Modules 1-4 are offered by Zoom on Mondays, November 2, 9, 16, 23 at 7:00 to 9:00 pm. 

Module 5 is offered in-person at John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center

Fayetteville, NC, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Registration is online at


If you have not previously logged in with East Carolina Council, you must create an account.

The online modules are free of charge.


For further details Click Here

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 this Application Form for each scout earning the award. Then, take it to your local scout shop to purchase the patches.

Head to the Source

Welcome to our newest website for improved communications between the BSA National Fishing Sub-Committee, their team of trained BSA Certified Angling Instructors, BSA Angling Educators, and Scout Leaders who are seeking information regarding the BSA Fishing Programs and how we may assist them in Delivering the Promise to their Scouts

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.

Cabarrus County Parks

Camp T. N. Spencer Park - Concord

Frank Liske Park – Concord 

Rob Wallace Park – Midland 

(Located just 5.4 miles from Belk Scout Camp, Rob Wallace park has two great lakes, restrooms, trails and other excellent facilities.)


All three parks have excellent lakes.  A North Carolina fishing license is required for persons 16 and older, along with a $2.00 per day or annual permit.

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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