Need Ideas/help with a Troop mobilization
Barry Runnels (barry_c_runnels@MMACMAIL.JCCBI.GOV)
Wed, 12 Aug 1998 15:22:40 -0600
>We have a very nice, large wooded park in the area. Our plan was to
>activate the troop about 1/2 hour early for our weekly meeting, telling
>the scouts to bring their emergency bags and meet at the park. Then, have
>the scouts develop a plan to locate a "Lost Child". Certain parameters
>would have to be given (limit the search area, mandatory return time,
>What I'm looking for is additional ideas and advise.
We did this by hiking the Troop into our campsite a half mile away. While
hiking in, we walked on to a car wreck where three bloodied victims were
laying outside the car. The victims were Scouts from our older boy Patrol
who had been studying and practicing simulated body injures. Anyway after
standing in shock for a minute, the Scouts realized it wasn't real and
proceeded to work on the victims injuries as if it were real. While the
Scouts dressed the wounds and treated the bloodied victims for shock, one
of the victims said the driver walk off in the woods looking for help. He
was dazed and hurt. This is where we started the Search and Rescue. Lots of
fun and the Scouts learned a lot. We have great actors.
This summer as we where driving to summer camp, we were the first to drive
on to real single car wreck. The Scouts couldn't understand why we wouldn't
let all 41 Scouts run on the highway to help the one victim. However, they
said they were prepared if needed. A driver in one of our other cars told
me that one Scout said he though I set that wreck up too.
I just love this Scouting Stuff.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City