North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

John E. Pechmann Education Center - Program Calendar & Registration


Boy Scout Fly Fishing Merit Badge Clinic-Mar. 2018

Event Start Date: 3/24/2018 8:30 AM

Event End Date: 3/25/2018 12:00 PM

In our continuing effort to provide focused, quality programming at the Pechmann Fishing Education Center, we will offer a few improvements to the Boy Scout Fly-fishing Merit Badge clinics, by providing more comprehensive instruction to cover more of the Fly-fishing Merit Badge requirements. This year, we are expanding the instruction over 2 days that will allow the scouting participants to complete all of the requirements for this merit badge.


This program is for active scouting members, ages 11 years old and older. Scoutmasters may contact Pechmann Center Director, Tom Carpenter to register their scouts beginning Febraury 20th, 2017. The center will register a total of 40 scouts for this program with a maximum number of 10 scouts from each troop. Preregistration is required.


Overnight camping is available for the scouts. Troops wishing to camp should arrive at the Pechmann Center, no later than 8:30pm on the evening of Friday, March 23rd, 2018 to check-in with the center staff.


Programming Timelines are as follows:

• Saturday, March 24th, 2018

o 7:30am – 8:00 Scoutmasters Check-in (lobby)

o 8:00am-9:00am Knots, the Balanced fly-rod system

o 9:00am-12:00pm Fly-casting instruction

o 12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch

o 1:00pm-3:00pm Fishing

o 3:00pm-5:00pm Fish Identification, Cleaning & Cooking of the Catch

o 5:00pm – Camping

• Sunday, March 25th, 2018 (Scouts will be divided into 2 groups)

o 8:00am-10:00am

Group 1- Fly-tying

Group 2- rotate between First aid, Leave No Trace, & Laws & Regs,

o 10:00-12:00pm

Group 1- rotate between First aid, Leave No Trace, & Laws & Regs,

Group 2-Fly-tying


Registration for this Fly-fishing Merit Badge Camp will begin on February 6th, 2018. To book your troop for this clinic the scout leader must contact Tom Carpenter at 910.868.5003 ext 11.



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