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#88692 - 03/18/07 05:31 PM Another Scout missing
Susan Offline

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
In North Carolina, this time. http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/03/18/boy.scout/index.html?eref=rss_topstories

They were able to follow him for a ways, and don't suspect foul play. No, of course he didn't have his backpack with him.

Let's see how this one plays out. Was he taught to STOP and wait to be found? Does he have anything with him to help deal with the temps in the 20s? Has he been taught anything about survival? Has he been taught by his parents to be afraid of everyone, and to hide from rescuers? Is he mentally handicapped in some way?

We shall see.


#88697 - 03/18/07 05:46 PM Re: Another Scout missing [Re: Susan]
teacher Offline

Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 691
Did you read the description? "wearing blue jeans..."

#88738 - 03/19/07 01:13 AM Re: Another Scout missing [Re: Susan]
OldBaldGuy Offline

Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
Apparently he forgot the rule of two. Hopefully he will be found alive and well...

#88774 - 03/19/07 04:30 AM Re: Another Scout missing [Re: OldBaldGuy]
TomP Offline

Registered: 01/16/07
Posts: 56
I am worried that he stayed behind with one adult when the others were hiking- and then left after they returned. This seems odd and indicates that there might be other factors involved in his disappearence. Something is not right.

#88808 - 03/19/07 03:55 PM Re: Another Scout missing [Re: TomP]
OldBaldGuy Offline

Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
When my son was in Scouts I had a funny feeling about the Scoutmaster, so I went on all of their campouts (I also had the only P/U, and carried all of their gear. If I couldn't go they didn't go). Years later it was learned that he was a convicted child molester from Texas. I know that the majority of the Scoutmasters are good guys, but the occasional bad apple can slip through...

#88814 - 03/19/07 05:30 PM Re: Another Scout missing [Re: NightHiker]
oldsoldier Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 11/25/06
Posts: 742
Loc: MA
Still no updates on this? One can only hope that he is found alive. My prayers go out to him.
my adventures

#88846 - 03/20/07 02:45 AM Re: Another Scout missing [Re: oldsoldier]
Susan Offline

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
He's still missing, three days. They've expanded the search, using dogs, searchers on foot and a helicopter. And they've issued an Amber Alert, 'just in case'.

But temps have warmed up, only 40s at night, up from the 20s.

Maybe tomorrow...


#88888 - 03/20/07 03:16 PM Re:Missing Scout found [Re: Susan]
obmeyer Offline

Registered: 05/01/06
Posts: 31
Loc: Fairfax County VA
NBC: Missing Boy Scout found alive after disappearing in N. Carolina woods.

#88896 - 03/20/07 04:40 PM Re:Missing Scout found [Re: obmeyer]
kharrell Offline
Typical Survival Victim

Registered: 02/10/07
Posts: 51

#88897 - 03/20/07 04:56 PM Re: Another Scout missing [Re: OldBaldGuy]
Micah513 Offline

Registered: 07/18/06
Posts: 178
Loc: Springfield, MO
You trusted your instincts & they were right. Funny how we can't always put our finger on it, but our gut is right a lot of times.

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