The New York Salt City Bassmasters assisted a local Boy Scouts troop in which the kids were working on getting their fishing merit badge. Members Derek Bigford, Barb Elliott, Butch Kritsberg and Patrick Grady hosted a four-hour seminar to teach the 15 Boy Scouts how to tie knots and identify different types of lures. The group was also able to spend some time on a bass boat and learn about the equipment onboard.
"The merit badge requirements are very strict," explained Elliott, "and require a lot of work on learning fishing knots, lures, techniques and safety."
The bass club dedicated 16 hours to this project.