For its outreach program of the year, the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation of West Virginia participated in an elementary school field trip intended to teach children to become better sportsmen. Sand Hill Elementary asked the club to instruct the students about fishing during their annual end-of-the-year field trip.
On May 25, 2011, the students and club members traveled to Wheeling, W.Va., for the day, where they learned different fishing skill sets. The club set up multiple stations where students could learn fish indentifiation, safety on and around the water, casting instruction, fish care, sportsmanship, knot tying and lure selection.
The clubs that participated in the field trip include Mon Valley Bassmasters, Buckhannon Bassmasters, Full Moon Bassmasters and WV Bassmasters. The West Virginia chapter dedicated 200 man-hours to this project.