Local Boy Scouts learn lifelong skills at Blackhawk Lake Saturday

Local Boy Scouts learn lifelong skills at Blackhawk Lake Saturday

Highland-area Boy Scouts learned valuable life, and life-saving, skills Saturday.

The Boy Scouts’ River District held its annual “Polar-Prowl Party” at Blackhawk Lake, an event where more than 100 Boy Scouts and their guides learn everything from rope-tying to fire-making.

The Highland and Cobb fire departments even staged an ice-rescue for kids, which is reportedly one of their favorite parts of the trip.

“A lot of what they’re going to do is a lot of team building, mental and older support from scouts, to give them more inclined to some of the things they’ll have to learn to get first badges in scouting,” Polar Prowl Chair Heidi Nelson said.

The team building continued into the night at the scouts camped overnight at Blackhawk Lake Saturday.

This event marks more than 20 years of the Polar Prowl being held outside of Highland.