WISCONSIN: A Slip in the River

In the warm summer evening, the kids gathered under the scrub oak and jack pine on the west bank of the Wisconsin River and began to warm up an old-fashioned Ukrainian songfest. All of them (aged 7 to 20) were the sons and daughters of Ukrainian refugees living around Chicago. As dedicated members of a patriotic American-Ukrainian group called the Ukrainian Boy and Girl Scouts (no kin to the National Boy and Girl Scouts), they had looked forward all through the city's hard winter to the annual scout camp near Mauston, Wis.

While his pals sang, young George Senyk, 15,...

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