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Boy Scout found [alive!] after building tree-branch shelter
Yahoo ^ | 8/13/11 | MARTIN GRIFFITH

Posted on 08/13/2011 5:42:18 PM PDT by DemforBush

He was scared, but the 12-year-old Boy Scout still knew what to do when he got lost during a Utah wilderness outing: He built a shelter made of tree branches and wood to get through a cold night and he covered himself in dirt to stay warm...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: boyscout; bsa; rescue; smartkid; summercamp; utah
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Didn't see this in search.

With so many of these child-gone-missing stories ending in tragedy, I thought it would nice to post one where things turn out for the best.

Thumbs up to the Boy Scouts, too. Their training served this kid very well.

1 posted on 08/13/2011 5:42:25 PM PDT by DemforBush
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To: DemforBush

Cool.

I actually felt pretty confident about this turning out well when I saw the story on the news.


2 posted on 08/13/2011 5:44:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: DemforBush
I believe he has 4 bros that are eagle scouts. Is there any doubt he will join the ranks of his brothers??

All these kids should be carrying phones and GPS. Cheap life savers!!

3 posted on 08/13/2011 5:44:42 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: DemforBush

Very good news! Thanks for posting! Glad he was a Boy Scout.


4 posted on 08/13/2011 5:45:03 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: DemforBush

While the elites are opposing the Scouts for refusing to allow homosexuals in.


5 posted on 08/13/2011 5:46:30 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Sacajaweau

As much as I hate cell phones I do carry mine out in the woods.


6 posted on 08/13/2011 5:48:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: DemforBush

The kid has raw improvisational and survivalist traits of a US Spec Op guy.


7 posted on 08/13/2011 5:48:57 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: DemforBush

But how tolerant is he?
< /s >


8 posted on 08/13/2011 5:51:39 PM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: DemforBush

Holy shiet, reminds me when I got lost up in Alder lake New York, 1971 Troop 293. Raining like crazy and I built a lean-to and covered it with my rain coat and it worked perfectly. What always got me about that was how bats kept dive-bombing me. The creepiest though was when I was sitting in the lean to I would shine my flashlight around and *pow* a group of deer suddenly appeared staring right at me. I tend to remember screaming after that but remember more what those deer made me do in my pants! LOL! Oh yes, and my scoutmaster collapsing down a tree after I was found like his life has just been saved. LOL


9 posted on 08/13/2011 5:55:39 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Mark Halperin - Learned the hard way what happens when you speak the truth on PMSNBC.)
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To: DemforBush

Bravo.


10 posted on 08/13/2011 5:56:09 PM PDT by gitmo (Hatred of those who think differently is the left's unifying principle.-Ralph Peters NY Post)
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To: FrdmLvr

Praise God from whom blessings flow.


11 posted on 08/13/2011 5:57:07 PM PDT by DooDahhhh (ma)
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To: DemforBush

Kudos to preparedness, its a lost art.


12 posted on 08/13/2011 5:59:11 PM PDT by waterhill (Little 'r' republican: taker of the Founder's 'Red Pill'...www.mikechurch.com)
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To: DemforBush

Nice story. Thanks for posting.


13 posted on 08/13/2011 6:01:49 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: Bon mots
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14 posted on 08/13/2011 6:02:31 PM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: cripplecreek
As much as I hate cell phones I do carry mine out in the woods.

Cell service is poor to non-existent in the wilderness areas around my parts.

15 posted on 08/13/2011 6:03:32 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: DemforBush
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I hope nobody is surprised by this outcome

16 posted on 08/13/2011 6:04:15 PM PDT by txroadkill
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To: DemforBush

Parent of an Eagle.

Thumbs up for Scouting. So happy for this family.


17 posted on 08/13/2011 6:06:38 PM PDT by Jedidah (I'll vote for an earthworm before I'll vote for Obama. So wiggle on in, Rick Perry.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9P3FEOG2&show_article=1


18 posted on 08/13/2011 6:08:56 PM PDT by Krankor (I pushed my soul in a deep dark hole and then I followed it in.)
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To: DemforBush

Very nice. Glad all that stuff I used to read in the Boy Scout handbook wasn’t just “BS” ;-)


19 posted on 08/13/2011 6:11:02 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Inyo-Mono

I’m not getting far out into the real wilderness around here but twisting an ankle a couple of miles from the road could be a problem.


20 posted on 08/13/2011 6:12:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: DemforBush

Thanks for posting.

The lad kept his head about him and used his Scout training.

Like you say, “thumbs up to the Boy Scouts.”


21 posted on 08/13/2011 6:13:07 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Roccus

Wow! Awesome poster!


22 posted on 08/13/2011 6:20:25 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: DemforBush

Thank God! So glad he’s ok!


23 posted on 08/13/2011 6:22:36 PM PDT by rangerwife (Proud wife of a Purple Heart Recipient)
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To: All

I’m glad to hear he put his training to use to save his life !

But I thought covering one’s self with dirt would lower body temperature ? I thought it just wicked it all away.


24 posted on 08/13/2011 6:25:13 PM PDT by Celerity
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To: DemforBush

great news


25 posted on 08/13/2011 6:26:29 PM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

:)


26 posted on 08/13/2011 6:27:23 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: DemforBush

God Bless and protect the Boy Scouts!


27 posted on 08/13/2011 6:28:26 PM PDT by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: FrdmLvr

Stole it from some other FReeper years ago. Whenever I come across a Scouting thread, up it goes.


28 posted on 08/13/2011 6:29:27 PM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: DemforBush

Best news I’ve heard all day.


29 posted on 08/13/2011 6:29:46 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: DemforBush

Good job scout!

- from the mom of a soon-to-be Life Scout.


30 posted on 08/13/2011 6:31:18 PM PDT by kimmie7 (I do not think BO is the antichrist, but he may very well be 665.)
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To: DemforBush
""He did everything right last night," his mother, Dawn, said."

True, except for the getting lost part.

31 posted on 08/13/2011 6:31:30 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: DemforBush
So nice when young men actually pay attention to their training and live to tell of the success. Scouts was one of the best experiences of my life. Making Eagle Scout in April 1972 was an important goal.
32 posted on 08/13/2011 6:31:36 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Sacajaweau

Don’t know what part of UT. this happened, the SlickRock country is very spotty though. By air miles it might not be all that far to a tower but the whole area is basically a maze of sandstone canyons within canyons and mesas. I managed to punch through from well into Canyonlands, I swear what made the difference after repeated failed connections was taking off my rubber flip-flops and “grounding” myself barefoot to the rock. $20 TracFone.


33 posted on 08/13/2011 6:32:04 PM PDT by Freedom4US
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To: AU72

He’s not supposed to go out in the wilderness without a first aid kit, water and a whistle. But he still did well.

And a lot of places our troop goes, you can kiss your cell service goodbye.


34 posted on 08/13/2011 6:33:04 PM PDT by kimmie7 (I do not think BO is the antichrist, but he may very well be 665.)
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To: DemforBush

Nice! They aught to give the kid a special badge for this.


35 posted on 08/13/2011 6:33:40 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: DemforBush

Boy Scouts are amazing, and to think the libs hate them!


36 posted on 08/13/2011 6:39:51 PM PDT by JSDude1 (December 18, 2010 the Day the radical homosexual left declared WAR on the US Military.)
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To: Boogieman

FREEPER Badge.


37 posted on 08/13/2011 6:40:20 PM PDT by sasquatch
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To: Inyo-Mono
in the wilderness areas around my parts.

Now that is going a long time without female companionship!

38 posted on 08/13/2011 6:42:34 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Busily adding amendments to the laws of Physics.)
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To: DemforBush

Good going was he in his own front yard? lol


39 posted on 08/13/2011 6:42:42 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: sasquatch

BTW’
When boy scout funding dried up from united way (they wanted gay leadership) Dave Packard wrote a check to cover the monterey scouts for a year. (Legend; I cannot confirm but that sounds like Dave)


40 posted on 08/13/2011 6:43:13 PM PDT by sasquatch
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To: DemforBush

Great job Jared.

TRAIL THE EAGLE TRAIL THE EAGLE CLIMBING ALL THE TIME,FIRST THE STAR AND THEN THE LIFE WITH ALL YOUR BOOZEMS SHINE KEEP CLIMBING,BLAZE THE TRAIL AND WE WILL FOLLOW HARK THE EAGLE’S CALLLL ON BROTHER’S HONOR TILL WE’RE EAGLE SCOUTS

Two Eagle Scouts here. So proud. I hope you join their ranks.


41 posted on 08/13/2011 6:45:05 PM PDT by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
What always got me about that was how bats kept dive-bombing me.

You were probably attracting insects that the bats found appetizing.

42 posted on 08/13/2011 6:49:26 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: cripplecreek

I was pretty sure this would be a successful search. I’m reading it to my troop Monday and we’re going to discuss what he did right and what he did wrong.

Right-Shelter, mud bed

Wrong-No buddy system, no ten essentials in the wilderness, kept walking when he knew he was lost. 5 miles is a long way to go. Rescue would have been over 10-15 hours sooner had he just parked.

Glad for a happy ending, a great adventure and proper training for survival.


43 posted on 08/13/2011 6:51:19 PM PDT by cyclotic (Boy Scouts-Developing Leaders in a World of Followers.)
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To: Sacajaweau

I don’t think they have cell towers out there...


44 posted on 08/13/2011 6:59:32 PM PDT by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: Celerity; All

Actually, wouldn’t the dirt sort of clog the pores and keep the body heat in ..??

If so, that’s a good thing to remember.


45 posted on 08/13/2011 7:03:03 PM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: DooDahhhh

Blessings also flow from being prepared.


46 posted on 08/13/2011 7:05:09 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Rats carry plague)
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To: cripplecreek

Our cell phones do not work in some places we go to get away from it all.


47 posted on 08/13/2011 7:09:10 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: bert

“Blessings also flow from being prepared.”

That’s in the vein of my parents’ insistence that “the Lord will provide” to rationalize their abysmal financial choices/planning throughout their lives. They ended up with nothing and, at the risk of being blasphemous, my sister and became “the Lord” and provided for them until my dad died, and we take care of Mom.

The Lord gave people brains and the ability to use logic.


48 posted on 08/13/2011 7:12:33 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam ("I know that God's tomorrow will be better than today!" A. H. Ackley)
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To: DemforBush

Any boy who starts at 10 1/2 in BSA will by the time he is 12 be able to survive in the wilderness on his own for several days. If the troop follows the program.

I am not surprised at the outcome here. This boy was well trained. BSA is the absolutely best program a young boy can be involved in. By the time he gets done at age 18, most will be a completely self-reliant young men ready to take on the challenges the world will throw at them.


49 posted on 08/13/2011 7:15:36 PM PDT by nuke rocketeer (File CONGRESS.SYS corrupted: Re-boot Washington D.C (Y/N)?)
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To: Rannug

4 sons 4 Eagles.

2 are active duty Marines, one a fireman/paramedic, and another starts college in August as an Army ROTC cadet.


50 posted on 08/13/2011 7:17:44 PM PDT by nuke rocketeer (File CONGRESS.SYS corrupted: Re-boot Washington D.C (Y/N)?)
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