Future Fisherman Foundation and the East Carolina Council of Boy Scouts of America join forces

The Future Fisherman Foundation continues its quest to train qualified trainers in its legendary program Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs.

Camp Boddie, located at 419 Boy Scout Rd. in Blounts Creek, N.C., will be the location of the Future Fisherman Foundation “Train the Trainers” seminar on December 15th and 16th 2012.

Training will start at 9:00am on Saturday morning the 15th and conclude at noon on Sunday the 16th.

This seminar is open not only to Scout leaders but also teachers, 4-H leaders, environmental educators, fishing clubs, military personnel and anyone interested in getting students involved with aquatic education and fishing skills.  Learning the principles of successful programs like Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs will be the focus of this two-day seminar.

“We’re thrilled to be working with the Eastern Council of The Boy Scouts,” F3 Executive Director Mark Gintert stated. “The intent of this seminar is to provide information on aquatic education and instill confidence in those wanting to train others in their respective organizations. We also intend to inform attendees about other available resources and the ‘next steps’ for their established programs.

“We also are thrilled to be conducting this event in the shadows of Camp Lejeune, Cherry Point and its hundreds of military families who support our fishing freedoms with their service every day,” added Gintert. “Hopefully this training will eventually find its way back to those very families and their children.”

The seminar cost is $50 and includes lodging and food for both days of training. Interested attendees can go to this link to register for the event:  http://www.eccbsa.org/Event%20Flyers.

Established in 1986, the Future Fisherman Foundation unites the sportfishing industry and a nationwide network of state outdoor educators, national conservation groups and youth organizations dedicated to introducing America’s youth to angling and the outdoors. These efforts help people of all ages have safe and enjoyable fishing experiences that foster conservation ethics. Visit www.futurefisherman.org