scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: Weapons
Sarah Nunez (trinoaks@FLASH.NET
Thu Mar 23 2000 - 14:27:28 CST
On 03/23/00, pl_astewart@PLANTERS.NET wrote:
>Since weapons have been a topic lately here is a new twist. Saturday
>our troop went on it's first campout since picking up 6 new Webelos and
>3 new walkins, almost tripling the size of the troop. During a "tour"
>of the campsite and explaing what a latrine was one of my older scouts
>kicked something in the leaves, when he reached down to pick it up I
>stopped him and grabbed it. It was a loaded .357 pistol! It had been
>there for some time, apparently a hunter must have dropped it off a
>four wheeler or out of a vehicle. Needless to say what could have been
>a very serious incident turned out okay. Didn't think I would ever
>find something like that. The pistol is now in my possession until the
>ranger in charge of the area we were in can trace the serial number.
>Guess we don't only have to worry about guns in the schools, but in the
>woods as well.
Sounds like a good time to gun-proof the kids:
Leave the area
Tell an adult