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Complete Angler

Requirements were established effective  in October, 2014.

The Complete Angler recognition was established by the BSA's National Fishing Task Force in October 2014, to honor well-rounded youth anglers.


  1. Earn the three fishing-related merit badges: Fishing, Fly-Fishing, and Fish and Wildlife Management.
  2. Successfully complete one or more of the following projects:
    1. Teach a Fishing or Fly-Fishing merit badge skill to your troop or crew 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.

Click here to download the application form.


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