Scouts go fishing with Kansas club

OLATHE, Kan.  Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts in Olathe, Kan., got a special treat on April 27 when the Olathe Bass Club took them fishing.

This year's event was the fifth annual tournament for the kids. They fished Cedar Lake in 40-degree temps and rain.

Rick McLeod, a member of the Olathe Bass Club, purchased and tied 50 snell rigs for the kids to use.

"Two days of cold rain preceded the event and pushed any bank-roaming fish to the deep," said club member Pete Morrone. "Fishing was tough, but there were still about 20 fish caught."

More than two-thirds of the Olathe Bass Club's members contributed tackle, cash or time. Each participant received a prize bag, which included lures, bobbers, rig/knot-tying cards and candy. Winners in the big-fish competition won a rod/reel combo, a specialty lure package and a framed certificate.

"A cookout topped off a very successful day," said Morrone. "Feedback from Pack 3250 board members and family members in attendance was heartfelt and appreciative."

In addition to McLeod and Morrone, volunteers from the club were Charles Capehart, Ed Reed, Tom Karigan, David Akehurst, Wayne Byars, Joe Martin and Jon Watkins.

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