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Scouts, families go fishing

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:43 PM

The Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of the Firelands area held their annual Fishing Day May 5 at Firelands Scout Reservation, located a few miles east of Wakeman.

"This is a family fun day," said Tom Hall, the district executive for the area scouting programs. "The event is fishing but the emphasis is on family."

A total of 347 people attended the fishing day. Ninety-two boys completed the Passport to Fishing program presented by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Twenty-five Boys Scouts completed their final stage of the Fishing Merit Badge.

Dave Fox was the volunteer coordinator of the Fishing Day. "He recruited his team of volunteers and coordinated the entire program. His leadership made this day happen for all of these kids and their families," Hall said.

"Volunteers are the backbone of the Scouting program. These people understand the value of Scouting and willing give of themselves and their resources to help young people develop into good citizens. It is an honor to work with the great volunteers in our area."

The group consumed 480 hot dogs, 365 bottles of water and soda, 6 gallons of chili and 260 individual bags of chips.

Fishing tackle and bait were provided to those who needed it.

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