Club helps scouts earn fishing badge

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.


This article is part of the Conservation Education segment of the larger report, 2011 Annual Achievements in B.A.S.S. Conservation.