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Just for the
Halibut
Hardly. Ohio Troop 520
?
also traveled 3,100 miles
to fish Alaska’s Kenai River
for salmon, trout, and
Northern pike, reeling in
some lessons about hard
work along the way.
IT’S NO SECRET: Teenage boys
like video games and big-screen TVs.
When given the chance, they stay
up late and sleep in as long as you
let them. If asked, they might even
tell you they don’t like to crawl out
of a cozy bed before dawn, don
layers of cold-weather gear, and
head out into the icy drizzle of a
frosty winter morning. Unless you
give them a good reason.
Assistant Scoutmaster Ray
Dancik of Troop 520 in Hinckley,
Ohio, came up with one—a fishing
trip 3,100 miles from home.
After meeting representatives
from an Alaska fishing lodge at a
sportsmen’s show a few years ago,
Dancik and his two Scout sons,
Nick and Chris, were hooked.
“What immediately attracted me
to the lodge was the large fish you
could catch there,” Dancik said.
“Like halibut. The prices seemed
reasonable, and my son
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