The Scouting Report: A weekly digest
Bison roundup record, cattle branding, South Dakota history, TenHaken’s youth council
We look west to start this week’s Scouting Report, first with the Buffalo Roundup at Custer State Park. South Dakota Game Fish & Parks reported that a record number of visitors attended the 58th annual roundup on Sept. 29. The 22,590 visitors surpassed the 22,078 who attended the 50th anniversary in 2015, the previous record.
During the roundup, Custer State Park held a three-day arts festival.
“It’s easy to say the event was a success because we set a record for attendance, but it’s most important that everyone who attended had an awesome time,” said Lydia Austin, Visitor Services Coordinator. “We were able to enjoy fantastic fall weather, great attendance at the Art’s Festival, and everyone made memories that will last a lifetime.”
The annual roundup is used to manage the park’s bison herd. Some 500 of the animals will be sold at auction on Nov. 4.
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