Valid state fishing permit is required for those between the ages of 16–65 wanting to fish on Greater St. Louis Area Council properties. You can purchase permits online at:
Upcoming fishing events:
Scout and Adult Fishing Day –REGISTER
Webelos, Boy Scouts, and Venturers are invited to come enjoy a day of fishing on Nim’s Lake. Personal boats are permitted as long as trolling motors ONLY are used on the lake. Council canoes or rowboats will be available for use if requested. Everyone in a boat must be classified as a Swimmer according to the guidelines of the Boy Scouts of America and wear a PFD. You will also need to have completed Parts A and B of the Annual Health and Medical Form if you are going to be in a boat. Attendance prizes will be given. Coffee, Milk and Donuts will be available Saturday morning. If you have any questions, please contact Gary Anderson at (314) 422-4744.
FISHING & FLY FISHING OR FISH & WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
October 25, 2020 | 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Camp Warren Levis
(Scouts must choose one merit badge to work on during the day)
Join us at Camp Warren Levis for a unique merit badge workshop on Fishing & Fly Fishing or Fish and Wildlife Management. We provide the needed gear and teachers, and together we will work on the merit badges.
The merit badge will be taught in a series of rotating sessions on different topics. You will be signed off for the requirements that you complete.
- Balanced Systems
- Spin Casting Instruction
- Fly Casting Instruction
- Natural/ Artificial Baits
- Fly Tying Instruction
- Knots Instruction
- Fishing Safety, First Aid
- Fly Fishing Experience
- Fish Prep/ Cooking
Merit badge requirements include catching a fish. We cannot guarantee you will catch a fish on this day, but we will give you the opportunity!
*Please wear your Class A Uniform for the day.
Scouts will be responsible for bringing their own blue card(s) signed by their Scoutmaster to the event.
Complete Angler Award Service Project: This option is ONLY for Scouts who have earned all three fishing-related merit badges – fishing, fly fishing and fish and wildlife management and would like to earn the Complete Angler Award. In addition to earning all three fishing-related merit badges the Scout has to complete one of the following four service projects. Scouts registering for the Complete Angler Award Service Project will be able to complete the service project at the skill center.
Register here for the Complete Angler Award Service Project
Complete Angler Award Application
Your last step is to successfully complete one or more of the following projects:
1. Teach a Fishing or Fly Fishing merit badge skill to your troop, crew or team as part of a unit program activity.
2. Help instruct Cub Scouts on fishing skills or fishery management as part of a Cub Scout meeting or outing.
3. Participate in a local fishing derby or tournament, either a Scouting or Community event.
4. Complete a conservation project that will benefit a local fishery.
If a Scout is registering for a merit badge (fishing, fly fishing or fish and wildlife management) they CANNOT register for the Complete Angler Award Service Project.
Note: Scouts registering for the Complete Angler Award Service Project MUST bring proof they have earned fishing, fly fishing and fish and wildlife management merit badges. They can bring their blue cards (or photocopies of their blue cards) for these merit badges or a signed letter from their Scoutmaster stating the Scout applying for the Complete Angler Award has earned fishing, fly fishing and fish and wildlife merit badges. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!