Re: Lost Scout Drill?
David E Williams (davwil@JUNO.COM)
Sat, 19 Oct 1996 10:45:54 PST
>From your letter it is unclear as to whether these are Boy Scout age
children or Webelos Scouts.
Assuming that these are Boy Scouts the procedure is listed out in the
Handbook. A boy is never to be by himself and should always have his ten
essentials with him.. Before leaving the campsite the boys should tell
the leader where they are going and an approximate route they will take.
It shoud be impressed upon the boys that if they are to get lost they
should not wander around but to sit down, on the ground, and wait to be
found. In their 10 essentials they have a whistle, which they can blow
every few minutes until they are found. They will also have a canteen
of water and trail food.
Meanwhile, back at the camp, the leaders who realize that these boys are
missing, should organize themselves to look for the boys. You will need
to have a search team of two to three leaders and a team of leaders that
will stay with the rest of the Troop. The search team should take their
packs with them as well as a well stocked first aid kit.
if the boys have not been found within two hours, the leaders should
notify the Park Ranger, and the Scout Executive. Allow the Executive
to contact the parents.
If I can be of further assistance....jut write.
On Fri, 18 Oct 1996 13:11:34 -0400 "Paul H. Brown"
>I am looking for a standard operating procedure (SOP) for a lost scout
>event. We had a scout at our camporee this last weekend who didn't
>appear at the troop site at dinner time. I wonder if, with a SOP
>available, we might have found him more efficiently.
>Rather than proceeding to write such a SOP, I'm hoping that my
>here on Scouts-L can direct me to one already written.
>Paul H. Brown, WB 82-66
>Roundtable Commissioner, George Washington District, NCAC
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