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Fishing Camp at S bar F Scout Ranch

Merit Badges offered at Fish Camp:

Fly Fishing

Fish and Wildlife Management

The BSA Complete Angler Award 
Scouts who complete the 3 Merit Badges listed above will qualify for The BSA Complete Angler Award

BSA Certified Angler Instructor
Scouts, age 15 and above, who have completed the BSA Complete Angler Award, are eligible for certification as a BSA Certified Angler Instructor.

-Due to lack of interest, this camp has been canceled.-

July 20-26 at Swift Base

Fishing Camp is organized to combine fun camp activities with an emphasis on Fishing, Fly Fishing, and Fish and Wildlife Management. It is designed for registered, mature BSA Scouts ages 13-17.

Scouts can sign up individually or a troop may bring a group of Scouts who meet the minimum requirements.

Minimum requirements:

  • Registered member of the Boy Scouts of America who has attended long-term Boy Scout camp for a minimum of two years.
  • 13 years of age and First Class
  • Completed Annual Health and Medical Form
  • All participants will be requried to have personal fishing gear and sufficient camping clothing.  


General Schedule

Check in will be on Sunday at 2 p.m. and check out will be Saturday at 9 a.m.

The entire Swift Base at S bar F Scout Ranch will be dedicated to Fishing Camp for this week. Participants will be placed in patrols and troops under the leadership of experienced adult leaders who will help guide them through the week. BSA Certified Angler Instructors will be leading many of the educational sessions while members of the Swift Base Camp Staff will be leading many of the competitions and recreational programs. The program is a place where Scouts can relax, focus on the development of a life-long hobby, and explore the opportunities provided in Fish and Wildlife Management.

Medical Forms are required. The Scout uniform will also be required at all dinners and opening and closing campfires.


Fishing Camp is a provisional Scout experience. That means that individual Scouts sign-up and attend the week under adult leadership recruited by the Camp Director. Any adult leader who would like to attend and help is encouraged to call the Greater St. Louis Area Camping Department at 314-361-0600.

Scouts form the same troop
We will place Scouts from the same home troop in the same patrol and troop at camp, unless requested otherwise.

Order of the Arrow
There will be no OA programs during the week. Scouts may use this summer camp experience to meet the camping requirements to be elected by their own home troop.

Special Diets
Anyone requiring special meal consideration should be prepared to supplement the normal camp menu.  Refrigeration will be available for those with special needs. Package and clearly mark any foods.