Greetings fellow CAIs!
Let me welcome you all to fishing adventures in 2021. Since the Fall of 2020 we have created Online Training and welcomed more than 250 new CAIs. New training programs are being added, so look for more to appear on the CAI website in late Spring.
We, as Certified Angling Instructors, are charged with using fishing to Recruit, Retain and Reactivate Scouts and Scouters at all levels.
As CAI Program Director I want to challenge our veteran CAIs to reactivate and join our newest CAIs as they share their enthusiasm. Share your experience with them! Help them succeed!
Let us recruit and get more to join our ranks to increase the number of Scouts in our units, districts, and councils. This is sorely needed now.
Also, when was the last time you updated your Profile? Many of us have new email and phone contact info. Take some time today, review your Profile and update it as well.
Also, why not re-connect with CAI members on establishing and strengthening our Council Fishing Committees. For help contact Kathy Myszewski at firstname.lastname@example.org. She is ready and willing to assist you.
I hope that, if you are able and Covid 19 is not an issue in your area, you will join with others to support fishing activities at Scout events and Summer Camps. There is plenty to do to get ready for fishing season and camp, including reel and rod maintenance, camp fishery preparation, and camp staff training. Make that Scout a catcher who learns to release that fish for another day. Share the Promise of Scouting.
Special thank you to members of our Training Teams who have hosted multiple CAI program trainings. I encourage everyone to step up and join a training team.
If I can be of assistance reach out to me: email@example.com.
Paul Minenna, CAI Program Director
Member of the BSA National Fishing Subcommittee