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2015 Certified Angling Instructor Course
May 15 - 17, 2015
Camp Joy, Carlyle, IL

We are hosting the National Certified Angler Instructor training in May. This national training will prepare you to offer top quality fishing programs for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers. Participants attend classes on Friday and Saturday to earn BSA Certified Angling Instructor certification. Sunday, our instructors (current and newly trained) will help lead a youth fishing day for Boy Scouts to fish and work on their Fishing and Fly Fishing merit badges. Participation on Sunday is required to participate in the Friday/Saturday training. Registration is $75, and includes Friday evening cracker barrel, breakfast and lunch on both Saturday and Sunday, and a Graduation Feast on SAturday night. Also includes: camper fees, course materials, CAI patch and certificate, and MB Skill Center patch.

2015 Merit Badge Skill Center

Join us at Camp Joy for a unique merit badge workshop on Fishing and Fly Fishing. A fun one-day class that will help you complete requirements for one of the merit badges. You bring your gear, we provide the teachers and together we will work on the merit badges. Gear will also be available if you do not have your own. Fish & Wildlife will be offered including the required service project. These three merit badges include a shore lunch!

Fishing & Fly Fishing
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Camp Joy, Carlyle, IL

Fish & Wildlife Management
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Camp Joy, Carlyle, IL


Every year more than a million Cub Scouts and adult partners team up to participate in a Pinewood Derby®, a tradition that goes back generations. As a coach and a Cub Scout design, carve, paint, weigh, refine, and race the car, a bond of partnership is created. This is at the heart of the event’s success. In addition, Cub Scouts build confidence and take pride in their own growing skills and hard work. So enjoy the ride!

Want to see our very own local Scouts in action?
Watch the video of Pack 35's Pinewood Derby!
Watch the video of Channel 5's Scott Connell and Tiger Cub Scout Jacoby!