The Disturbing Story of Wisconsin’s Boy Scout Lane
The Boy Scouts of America were founded in 1910,with the goal of building better citizens, developing character, and teaching self-reliance through camping, wearing yellow ascots, and tying knots. Since then, they have become the subject line in many an urban legend. This scary, supposedly true scout tale takes place in Stevens Point, Wisconsin at a place aptly named Boy Scout Lane.
A simple gravel path only 2,500 feet long hides a dark tale many decades old. The story varies from person to person, but most agree that it took place in the 1950s. It was a crisp fall day when a group of Scouts and their Scoutmaster went for a camping trip along the gravel path. They made their way halfway down the road before deciding to set up camp in a clearing just a few yards into the woods. As they built their fire and got ready for their evening meal, there was nothing to suggest what was about to happen when night fell.