Explain to your counselor the injuries that could occur
while fishing and the proper treatment, including cuts, scratches,
puncture wounds, insect bites, hypothermia, dehydration, and heat
reactions. Explain how to remove a hook that has lodged in your arm. Name
and explain five safety practices you should always follow while fishing.
Learn and explain the differences between two types of
fishing outfits. Point out and identify the parts of several types of rods
and reels. Explain how and when each would be used. Review with your
counselor how to care for this equipment.
Demonstrate the proper use of two different types of
Demonstrate how to tie the following knots: clinch,
palomar, turle, blood loop (barrel knot), and the surgeon's loop. Explain
how each knot is used and when to use it.
Name and identify five basic artificial lures and five
natural baits and explain how to fish with them. Explain why bait fish are
not to be released.
Explain the importance of practicing Leave No Trace and
how it positively affects fishing resources.
Give the regulations affecting game fishing where you
live. Explain why they were adopted and what you accomplish by following
Explain what good outdoor sportsmanlike behavior is and
how it relates to fishermen. Tell how the Outdoor Code of the Boy Scouts
of America relates to a fishing sports enthusiast, including the aspects
of littering, trespassing, courteous behavior, and obeying fishing
Catch two different kinds of fish and identify them.
Release at least one of them unharmed. Clean and cook another fish.