Boy Scouts treat elderly, physically challenged to day of fishing

HOLMEN, Wis. (WKBT) – Elderly and physically challenged people got the chance to go fishing Thursday with help from members of the North American Squirrel Association and Boy Scouts of America.

The collaborative service project between the association and the Boy Scouts treated the participants to a day at Camp Decorah along the Black River near Holmen.

The Gateway Area BSA Council camp features a spring-fed pond that is stocked with trout every year. The council also installed new docks to make it more accessible for wheelchairs and walkers.

“Every summer we have two to three trout fishing events,” said Steve Wage, NASA’s trout fishing chairman. “We provide outdoor events for the physically challenged and the elderly. Everything is free — we provide fishing poles and bait.”