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Cub Scout Fishing

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Cub Scout Fishing Belt Loop & Fishing Sports Pin

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Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelo Scouts may complete requirements in a family, den, pack, school, or community environment. Tiger Cubs must work with their parents or adult partners. Parents and partners do not earn loops or pins.


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. The harvest of fish is important for some species to keep the fish in the population growing.  Regulations for some types of fish and some lakes prevent too many fish from being kept. Other regulations just help distribute the catch among anglers and prevent the wasting of fish that are kept.
2.  Demonstrate how to properly bait a hook. See our how to fish book as a PDF.

drawn by Julie Harris

3.  Try to catch a fish. Have fun!

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.
See our how-to-fish book as a PDF.
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. See our how to fish book as a PDF.
4.  Draw a picture of three different types of fishing reels. Explain how each works. See our how to fish book as a PDF.
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.
See our how to fish book as a PDF.
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.

Cub Scout land 5-1/2 pound largemouth
Zeke Lockett, BSA Pack 29 caught a 5-1/2-pound largemouth bass using a plastic worm at the Annual Cub Scout Fishing Rodeo onEast Lake, Birmingham, Alabama, September 28, 2013.

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