scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Two Boy Scouts scratched by bear at Philmont
Bill Nelson (bnelson45@HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Jul 11 2000 - 10:43:16 CDT
CIMARRON, N.M. (AP) - A black bear that wandered into a camp and
scratched two teen-age Boy Scouts on the remote edge of Philmont Scout
Ranch near here will be killed if it can be found, a state Game and Fish official
Neither of the Scouts was seriously hurt.
The scouts, a 14-year-old from North Carolina and an 18-year-old from
Vermont, were asleep Thursday night in tents near the 11,771-foot Mount
Phillips in the western edge of the ranch when the bear showed up, said Mark
Anderson, the ranch's director of programs.
It was the first bear attack at Philmont since a similar incident in 1986,