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Members of the Boy Scout venture crew -- made up of boys and girls -- took a trip to Boundary Water Canoe Area, their official first voyage as Venturers.

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In 1975, Charlie Ramstad took a 10-day canoe trip through the Boundary Waters with an Explorer Troop, a Boy Scout's offshoot, and had a terrific time.


"That stuck in my head," he said.

When he and wife Karen Skoyles had their son Dylan, now a senior at Detroit Lakes High School, he kept that memory in mind, prompting the couple to start Dylan on the Boy Scout track.

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