Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: Lost Person Drill
Re: Lost Person Drill
George J. Dolicker
Thu, 15 Oct 1998 10:18:00 -0400
Sure... it turns almost into cross between orienteering and a scavenger
Finding someone who is lost is a search for clues, where the actual person
is the ultimate clue. Start with a witness' description in significant
detail of the missing person. Then distribute different tracks,
odds-and-ends, pieces of clothing, and perhaps witnesses along the trail
(some who identify the missing person if given enough of a description,
some who identify somebody different). If you follow all the right clues,
you find the missing person.
Whate level is this for? If older Scouts you can back up a bit, start with
descriptions, then reference a topo map for most likely areas, least likely
areas. Establish a perimeter defining where the person could be, given
age, ability, terrain, and the like. Initiate a hasty search on trails and
most likely areas, progress from hasty to line searches, and so forth.
(The last part is good to find "gold nuggests" or other prize tokens in the
At 07:54 AM 10/15/98 -0500, myron thomsen wrote:
>I have been asked to run the Lost Person Drill Activity at our district
>Klondike in January. Does anyone have any ideas on how to give this
>activity a different "twist"? Thanks for your help.