Boy Scouts Host Ice Fishing
Non profits are always looking for fun new ways to raise money. Four years ago the Boy Scouts began an annual tradition that's gotten bigger and bigger every year.
The Black Hills area Boy Scouts held their 4th annual fishing tournament fundraiser. Participants competed for over $1,500 in prizes.
The event at Alexander Lake on Medicine Mountain attracted a variety of people. David Hyink is on the executive board of the black hills boy scouts. He says, "These tend to be people that are not scout people - they're sportsmen and fisherman and they share an interest in the outdoors with us. But they really other than coming out to our fishing tournament have never really seen the facilities we have. Quite honestly, medicine mountain scout ranch is one of the finest pieces of boy scout property for camping programs anywhere in the country."
In addition to hosting the fishing event, the boy scouts were quite busy themselves. Hyink says, "and then this weekend in particular we've got a big scouting event out there as well. So they'll probably be several hundred scouts out at an event called klondike. It won't be centered on the lake where we are but the place will be alive with people this weekend. And what a weekend it's going to be for that kind of thing."