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5 Boy Scouts leaders killed in an electrical accident at Jamboree...
Washington Post & AP ^ | July 25, 2005 | Michael Felberbaum

Posted on 07/25/2005 5:02:03 PM PDT by Happy2BMe

BOWLING GREEN, Va. -- The Boy Scouts of America says five of the organization's leaders were killed in an electrical accident during the opening day of the Boy Scout Jamboree.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: boyscouts; bsa; fortaphill; jamboree; summercamp
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Prayers for the families.
1 posted on 07/25/2005 5:02:07 PM PDT by Happy2BMe
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To: Happy2BMe

That's too bad. Sorry to hear about this.


2 posted on 07/25/2005 5:02:56 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservative.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Water had to be involved.


3 posted on 07/25/2005 5:04:03 PM PDT by Happy2BMe (Viva La MIGRA - LONG LIVE THE BORDER PATROL!)
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To: Happy2BMe

Dreadful tragedy...my condolences to the families and the BSA.


4 posted on 07/25/2005 5:04:49 PM PDT by Pharmboy (There is no positive correlation between the ability to write, act, sing or dance and being right)
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To: Happy2BMe

I heard on local news that a power line fell on the tent they were in.


5 posted on 07/25/2005 5:04:55 PM PDT by NittanyLion
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To: Happy2BMe

Oh, no. Prayers for all involved...


6 posted on 07/25/2005 5:05:09 PM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Happy2BMe

not necessarily. Not if GFCI were used.


7 posted on 07/25/2005 5:05:14 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Happy2BMe

Good call IMO. Safety issues...


8 posted on 07/25/2005 5:06:35 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservative.)
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To: Happy2BMe

They died in service to their country, preparing young men for leadership; as sure as those who go on to serve in the U.S. military.


9 posted on 07/25/2005 5:07:16 PM PDT by zipper (Class of Eagles '74)
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To: Happy2BMe
From YAHOO:

Five Boy Scout Leaders Die in Va. Accident

By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press Writer

BOWLING GREEN, Va. - Five Scout leaders were killed Monday afternoon in an electrical accident during the opening day of the Boy Scouts of America's annual Jamboree.

Jamboree spokesman Gregg Shields said the accident occurred between 4:30 and 5 p.m. in a campground. He did not have additional details about the deaths, including the victims' names.

One other leader and a contract worker were injured, he said. They were hospitalized in stable condition.

More than 40,000 Boy Scouts, leaders and volunteers from around the world are attending the 2005 National Scout Jamboree, being held the Army's Fort AP Hill.

10 posted on 07/25/2005 5:07:31 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod (Benedict XVI = Terminator IV)
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To: Happy2BMe

I just heard this on the radio........


Just sad.


11 posted on 07/25/2005 5:08:19 PM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: Perdogg

GFCI is a good safety device. I suspect ground fault connection was not in place in this instance. It was likely in a unique or unusual setting or demonstration.


12 posted on 07/25/2005 5:09:23 PM PDT by Happy2BMe (Viva La MIGRA - LONG LIVE THE BORDER PATROL!)
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To: BlessedBeGod
One other leader and a contract worker were injured, he said. They were hospitalized in stable condition.

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Good Lord! A contractor hurt also. Makes you wonder if they didn't get into a main power line.

13 posted on 07/25/2005 5:11:20 PM PDT by Happy2BMe (Viva La MIGRA - LONG LIVE THE BORDER PATROL!)
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To: Happy2BMe

OMG. Horrible, horrible.


14 posted on 07/25/2005 5:11:32 PM PDT by Peach
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To: OXENinFLA; Peach
Think of the mental images the Boy Scouts who saw this will have for years to come.

Tragic.

15 posted on 07/25/2005 5:12:48 PM PDT by Happy2BMe (Viva La MIGRA - LONG LIVE THE BORDER PATROL!)
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To: Peach

Date published: 7/25/2005

At least four adult scout leaders are dead tonight after an electrical incident at the National Scout Jamboree at Fort A. P. Hill, said Gregg Shields, national spokesman for the Boy Scouts of America.

Another adult scout leader and a contractor were also injured. They were airlifted from the scene, Shields said.

No youth scouts were seriously injured, Shields said. Injured scouts were treated at the scene.

The incident occurred in subcamp seven between 4:30 and 5 p.m.

Details are still developing tonight.

- Reporting by Melissa Nix, The Free Lance-Star

Date published: 7/25/2005
http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2005/072005/07252005/0725jaminjury


16 posted on 07/25/2005 5:12:48 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Happy2BMe

Prayers for those who were injured, prayers to guide the souls of the departed. Ugh, this hits home. The National Jamboree I attended is full of rather fond memories.


17 posted on 07/25/2005 5:12:51 PM PDT by kingu
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To: Shermy

I can't imagine how . .


18 posted on 07/25/2005 5:13:50 PM PDT by Happy2BMe (Viva La MIGRA - LONG LIVE THE BORDER PATROL!)
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To: Happy2BMe

Oh no! How terribly sad for everyone.


19 posted on 07/25/2005 5:20:07 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Standing athwart history, shouting, "Turn those lights off! You think electricity grows on trees?")
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To: Happy2BMe
BSA Jamboree website says about their web coverage....

We apologize. A power failure earlier today resulted in a production delay. Please check back soon.

20 posted on 07/25/2005 5:21:47 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one
Looks like all the subcamp maps have been taken down, and there was a listing for a time which troops were in which subcamps, but that is offline too.

*drums fingers in the hopes that the MSM will tell us what is going on*
21 posted on 07/25/2005 5:23:40 PM PDT by kingu
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To: hole_n_one

Breaks your heart.


22 posted on 07/25/2005 5:24:01 PM PDT by Happy2BMe (Viva La MIGRA - LONG LIVE THE BORDER PATROL!)
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To: Happy2BMe

Oh geeze, a coworker took a weeks vacation to help out at the Jamboree. I do hope he's ok.


23 posted on 07/25/2005 5:25:38 PM PDT by csvset
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To: kingu

Newest round of stories out there are listing four, not five, deaths.


24 posted on 07/25/2005 5:25:43 PM PDT by kingu
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To: DoughtyOne

Can this be laid at the doorstep of the ACLU? Didn't they recently file a complaint against DOD for spending funds to prepare this site for the National Jamboree each year?


25 posted on 07/25/2005 5:26:18 PM PDT by PeoplesRepublicOfWashington (Washington State--Land of Court-approved Voting Fraud.)
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To: Shermy

Absolutely tragic. Prayers going out to the families and all who witnessed this terrible event.


26 posted on 07/25/2005 5:27:24 PM PDT by Coop (www.heroesandtraitors.org)
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To: PeoplesRepublicOfWashington

That could be. I wasn't aware of that.

Nothing would suit me more than seeing the ACLU taken to court and relieved of their absconded from the public and used for mis-guided purposes funds.


27 posted on 07/25/2005 5:30:01 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservative.)
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To: Happy2BMe

bump for later


28 posted on 07/25/2005 5:32:34 PM PDT by ZOOKER (proudly killing threads since 1998)
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To: Happy2BMe

Prayers for all involved.


29 posted on 07/25/2005 5:36:57 PM PDT by SmithL (There are a lot of people that hate Bush more than they hate terrorists)
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To: Happy2BMe
BSA website has been updated with the following.........

Prayers and Sympathies Offered
to Scout Leaders' Families and Friends

Four BSA leaders died in an electrical accident at Fort A.P. Hill between 4:30 and 5 p.m. today while setting up camp. Two other individuals were also injured in the accident. One is a Boy Scout leader and one is a contract worker. Both are in stable condition.

Our prayers and sympathies are with the families of each of the victims. It is a tragic loss that is shared by everyone in the BSA. Counselors and chaplains are at the jamboree and available to any Scout or leader.

A thorough investigation into this accident is underway.

30 posted on 07/25/2005 5:39:04 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Happy2BMe

"GFCI is a good safety device'

It sounds like more than 110 volt.


31 posted on 07/25/2005 5:46:51 PM PDT by spanalot
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To: Happy2BMe

May the Lord comfort those involved.


32 posted on 07/25/2005 5:47:55 PM PDT by Spirited
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To: Happy2BMe

The son of my dearest friend is attending the Jamboree this week. Thankfully he and his group are ok. Initial information is that while setting up a tent, a pole of some type hit a wire overhead causing this incident. Prayers for all those involved.


33 posted on 07/25/2005 5:50:15 PM PDT by all4one (All Muslims can be considered "moderate", until they decide to kill as many infidels as possible)
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To: all4one
" Initial information is that while setting up a tent, a pole of some type hit a wire overhead causing this incident."

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Thanks for the info. It sounds like they hit a main power line with the pole while standing on wet ground.

Awful.

34 posted on 07/25/2005 5:52:21 PM PDT by Happy2BMe (Viva La MIGRA - LONG LIVE THE BORDER PATROL!)
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To: spanalot

#33


35 posted on 07/25/2005 5:53:01 PM PDT by Happy2BMe (Viva La MIGRA - LONG LIVE THE BORDER PATROL!)
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To: Happy2BMe
My son is there and I just called his cell. I talked to his adult leader and he is ok... HE also told me 4 scouts were electuted putting up a tent and ran into a pole. The fifth was an adult that had a heart attack.
36 posted on 07/25/2005 5:53:57 PM PDT by carjic
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To: spanalot

13200


37 posted on 07/25/2005 5:54:44 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Shermy

I called and my son's adult leader said it was 4 kids and an adult that had a heart attack over it.


38 posted on 07/25/2005 5:55:13 PM PDT by carjic
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To: carjic

carjic...that is the info. that I heard from my friend as well....their leader was about 100 ft. from this incident. I heard about the boys...but didn't want to put it out there until the info. was confirmed.


39 posted on 07/25/2005 5:57:47 PM PDT by all4one (All Muslims can be considered "moderate", until they decide to kill as many infidels as possible)
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To: all4one

Sorry, but with my 13 year old there, that was the most important info to me.


40 posted on 07/25/2005 5:59:31 PM PDT by carjic
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To: carjic

I know...but I didn't want to alarm any of the Jamboree parents who may be online; and have children at the event and not be able to contact them. It took my friend and hour to get through and find out that her son and their group were ok.


41 posted on 07/25/2005 6:02:01 PM PDT by all4one (All Muslims can be considered "moderate", until they decide to kill as many infidels as possible)
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God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change that oft make me wonder if you actually give a damn...


42 posted on 07/25/2005 6:03:46 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Happy2BMe

Condolences to family, friends and BSA members.


43 posted on 07/25/2005 6:03:48 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Happy2BMe

So sad. I was privileged to attend the 1973 National Scout Jamboree in Moraine State Park in Pennsylvania. It is an experience that I will never forget. A Scout is reverent, and tragic accidents such as this call for reverence toward our merciful God. I feel for all Scouts and Scout leaders.


44 posted on 07/25/2005 6:16:14 PM PDT by TheCPA (Revision Editor of CCH Financial and Estate Planning Guide, 14th edition)
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To: Happy2BMe
I just called the wife of our Troops Scoutmaster. He's down there.

According to him, they were setting up a tent and the center pole hit an electical wire.

45 posted on 07/25/2005 6:16:14 PM PDT by airborne
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To: kingu

pls ping me when you find out where the leaders were from


46 posted on 07/25/2005 6:17:21 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker!)
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To: airborne

"According to him, they were setting up a tent and the center pole hit an electical wire."

Where were the leaders from?


47 posted on 07/25/2005 6:18:06 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker!)
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To: PeoplesRepublicOfWashington

Was this really an accident?

The ACLU and their gay constituents were trying to stop the BSA from using Army bases for their activities.


48 posted on 07/25/2005 6:21:34 PM PDT by Palladin (America! America! God shed His grace on Thee.)
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To: bnelson44

I don't have any more info. We have Scouts tomorrow, so I'll hear more then.


49 posted on 07/25/2005 6:26:46 PM PDT by airborne
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To: Happy2BMe

Awe, Man! Prayers up for all involved. That's just horrible. :(


50 posted on 07/25/2005 6:28:16 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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