Equipped To Survive Equipped To Survive® Presents
The Survival Forum
Where do you want to go on ETS?

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 >
Topic Options
#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.

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 >

Moderator:  Alan_Romania, Blast, cliff, Hikin_Jim 
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
Who's Online
0 registered (), 78 Guests and 1 Spider online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Claire, JHurley, Highwayman, Janysboy, FlyerOne
5279 Registered Users
Newest Posts
California’s emergency alert system
Yesterday at 08:43 PM
REI’s Backpacking Checklist
by hikermor
Yesterday at 05:51 PM
Global Bushcraft Symposium
by BruceZed
04/24/19 04:35 PM
Basic Survival Skills that shouldn’t be complicate
by Herman30
04/23/19 07:45 PM
Evaluation of FAKs
by Jeanette_Isabelle
04/23/19 04:05 PM
Chaosmagnet's "modular" main emergency kit?
by clearwater
04/22/19 05:00 PM
by clearwater
04/22/19 04:51 PM
Jess Roskelly presumed dead in BC avalanche
by dougwalkabout
04/21/19 04:15 PM
Newest Images
Tiny knife / wrench
Handmade knives
2"x2" Glass Signal Mirror, Retroreflective Mesh
Trade School Tool Kit
My Pocket Kit

WARNING & DISCLAIMER: SELECT AND USE OUTDOORS AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND TECHNIQUES AT YOUR OWN RISK. Information posted on this forum is not reviewed for accuracy and may not be reliable, use at your own risk. Please review the full WARNING & DISCLAIMER about information on this site.