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Distinquished Service to Conservation

08-Feb-2018 1:45 PM | Michael Brand (Administrator)

As a BSA Certified Angling Instructor, Angling Educator, Merit Badge Counselor or aquatic resource educator, we impact the Conservation effort in so many ways. 

I would like to share with you some exciting news about a CAI located within the Greater St. Louis Area Council who was recently recognized for distinguished service to conservation.  Please take a moment to review and reflect. Click here for  announcement. 

You may also want to drop him a congratutory line by clicking here .

Over the years, several BSA National Fishing Task Force Member have been recognized for their distinquished and unusual service to natural resources conservation and environment improvement over a sustanied period (at least 20 years) by the Boy Scouts of America National Office.   The following members of the BSA National Fishing Task Force have received the W. T. Hornaday Gold Medal; Tim Beaty, Robert Sousa, and me. 


Michael Brand now joins a growing list of Certified Angling Instructors that have been recognized for their leadership to conservation at a council or area level for at least a three year period. The following Certified Angling Instructors and conservationist have received the W.T. Hornaday Gold Badge; Brett Bolton, Bill Pepito, and John Woodhall III.  

We desire to recognize all who have provided distinguished service to conservation.  I have asked Michael to update our website and include a page on Conservation.  He has agreed to put it on the list, we all look forward to this new addition in the coming weeks. If you have received the a W.T Hornaday Award as a youth or adult please let us know by clicking here so that we can include your name on our listing of W.T. Hornaday Award Recipients.


Most importantly, perhaps there is someone you know that is deserving of recognition for distinguished service to conservation.  If so, I encourage you to nominate them today!

Thank you all for you support of BSA Fishing Programs and Conservation!  FISH ON!


Ben Jelsema - Chairman

BSA National Fishing Task Force


Address: 8 Forest Oak Ct, St. Louis, Missouri 63026

Phone: 314-477-8120

E-Mail: Michael Brand

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