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Tornado Strikes Scout Camp - Large Emergency Response
NWS ^ | June 11, 2008

Posted on 06/11/2008 5:39:24 PM PDT by silentknight

A possible tornado has struck the Litle (spelling from site?) Sioux Scout Camp in Iowa. Very large response is being reported by media. Large number of injuries.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Iowa; US: Kansas; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: boyscouts; bsa; camp; iowa; kansas; nebraska; outbreak; scouts; summercamp; tornado
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To: Allegra

As of 2:00AM one of our boys was still unaccounted for. We just received word that he didn’t make it. He was missing and we were hoping he was at a hospital or something. I don’t know at this point if he was one of the original 4 being reported or not. The other two are ok.


301 posted on 06/12/2008 5:08:02 AM PDT by a_screen_name
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To: Mr. Silverback

Thank you for alerting us.

Dear Lord, Please surround these families with your love and compassion. Surround them with friends and family who can help them through these awful times. Further words fail me. Holy Spirit, comfort these families as you comforted the apostles and disciples in the upper room. In Christ’s name, amen.


302 posted on 06/12/2008 5:11:58 AM PDT by knittnmom (...surrounded by reality!)
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To: a_screen_name

Am very sorry to hear of the loss of your group’s Scout....but rejoice that the other two are safe.

This tragedy is beyond words....so just crying and praying.


303 posted on 06/12/2008 5:22:09 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (communism killed 100 milion people in 20th century.only cause USA did not give it chance to succeed)
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To: garandgal

Probably. I know it was in northern Iowa. Prayers for everyone.


304 posted on 06/12/2008 5:38:03 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: a_screen_name

Oh dear. I’m so sorry. My husband and I are on our troop committee and the boys in our troop are like family to us. My prayers are with you.


305 posted on 06/12/2008 5:40:38 AM PDT by Think free or die
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To: a_screen_name

I am so sorry....we are praying for comfort and mercy.


306 posted on 06/12/2008 5:40:48 AM PDT by Guenevere (If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68
Thanks for everyones' concern. We're fine. Just 3 more inches of rain. Yes, Atlantic got 5 inches.

Have they released the names of the boys involved at the camp?

307 posted on 06/12/2008 5:41:43 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: a_screen_name

I have been following this all night and just woke up to read your post. I am so deeply profoundly sorry for your loss. Please pass our condolences on to the scout’s family.

I will be praying for them as well as the other two scouts that survived. This will be a hard thing to get over even though they survived. I will pray for their family and friends during this time of grief.

God bless.


308 posted on 06/12/2008 5:50:51 AM PDT by spotbust1 (Procrastinators of the world unite . . . . .tomorrow!!!)
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To: All

Per FOX-Press conf coming up shortly with the governor.

The day before this happened they had a tornado drill.


309 posted on 06/12/2008 6:02:48 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom
Press conference on CNN:

mms://a94.l3760650661.c37606.g.lm.akamaistream.net/D/94/37606/v0001/reflector:50661

310 posted on 06/12/2008 6:21:08 AM PDT by CedarDave (Obama dissing God and country: campaign won't use "religion as a wedge and patriotism as a bludgeon")
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To: a_screen_name

Oh my...I don’t have words. Praying hard here.


311 posted on 06/12/2008 6:32:46 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.)
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To: Mr. Silverback

AP has a video report...confirms 93 Scouts and 25 Scouters were present last night.

http://www.yahoo.com/s/898655


312 posted on 06/12/2008 6:39:30 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.)
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To: silentknight

If these ahd been the children of Democrats, at some ‘Homonormative Celebration’, ot some ‘Atheism in America Retreat’ or whatever other deviate useless crap that DemoGenerates want to inculcate into their spawn that they let live...they all would be worthless, useless, *dead* little statistics by now...And that would make their DemoPervert parents oh so *proud*. Democrats *live* to be “statistics” in the largest group of “statistics”, that they can work to be in, or *create*.

All Dems/Liberals/Progressives/Lefties/Socialists have DCVE (Death Camp Victim Envy)


313 posted on 06/12/2008 6:46:19 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand)
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To: a_screen_name

Catching up on the thread this morning and came across your heartbreaking posts. Praying for God’s grace and comfort for all of these boy’s family and friends.


314 posted on 06/12/2008 6:57:48 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: a_screen_name
Dear God, I am so sorry. I have been thinking about these guys and their families all morning.

You are all in my prayers for comfort and strength.

315 posted on 06/12/2008 11:14:21 AM PDT by Allegra (If you lived here, you'd be home by now.)
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To: a_screen_name

I’m so sorry to hear this. Prayers sent for the families.


316 posted on 06/12/2008 12:23:52 PM PDT by EagleMamaMT ("Uncle Sugar: Handle it at the border or Uncle Winchester will handle it at the porch." Squantos)
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To: a_screen_name

God bless you and the boys, my son is scout, goes off to camp in a few weeks. These boys are in the prime of thier life and so special, my heart breaks for them, scouting is such a great program. I will be praying for you and the other families and injured. Again, may God comfort you. I am so sorry.


317 posted on 06/12/2008 12:43:03 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: a_screen_name; Conservativegreatgrandma

Prayers Up...

GOD Bless ya’ll...


318 posted on 06/12/2008 12:51:26 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: nw_arizona_granny

At least one group of kids were taken out, the car was left where it sat.
~~~
Serves em’ rite...


319 posted on 06/12/2008 12:57:13 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: Mr. Silverback

Please remove me from your ping list.


320 posted on 06/12/2008 1:31:23 PM PDT by whipitgood (Neither of, by, nor for the people any longer...)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

Agree.

Those cops were working for all they were worth, and kids come out.


321 posted on 06/12/2008 2:42:25 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1990507/posts?page=451 SURVIVAL, RECIPES, GARDENS, & INFO)
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To: silentknight; Mr. Silverback
Holy Lord,

We cry out to You on behalf of these boys and their families. May Your comfort and peace soothe the hearts of all those involved. You are the only answer for those who have lost their loved ones and the boys who remain. Send messengers of Your Holy Spirit to aid them, Father, and may Your healing begin. Bring good from this horrible tragedy in a way that is only possible by Your hand. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

322 posted on 06/12/2008 6:31:03 PM PDT by Faith
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To: a_screen_name

I’m SO sorry to hear this. You all remain in my thoughts and prayers.


323 posted on 06/12/2008 10:33:36 PM PDT by LibertyRocks (The LibertyRocks Blog - http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com & http://www.LibertyRocks.us)
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To: All

In case anyone is coming to the thread late, and would like to see some of the news coverage from today, there are a LOT of videos - including the one caught by the storm chasers at MSNBC/Today Show’s website.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8004316/

If you click on the title just to the left of Olberman’s photo that says “Scouts honor put to test” the video player will come up and there are a ton of videos on this that come up in the playlist... Some good interviews with some of the boys who were there last night, too. I didn’t watch all the coverage, but the storm chaser’s video in particular is pretty amazing as they were literally INSIDE the tornado.


324 posted on 06/12/2008 10:37:15 PM PDT by LibertyRocks (The LibertyRocks Blog - http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com & http://www.LibertyRocks.us)
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To: All

Pahuk Pride is the Mid America Council name for the NYLT course. Camp Cedars in Cedar Bluff Nebraska and Little Sioux Scout Ranch have areas that have been identified as encampments of the Pahuk Clan of the Sioux, hence the relation and name of the program.

Here is a link to the 2007 flyer for the program. It is an intense leadership program aimed at the ‘best of the best’.

http://www.mac-bsa.org/Boyscouts/training/2007-PahukPride-InformationSummaryApplication.pdf

I have been a Scout leader since my son was a Tiger Cub. He is now 26 and an Eagle. I am currently the summer camp director for Camp Cedars here in Nebraska. We were under the same storm that struck LSSR on Wednesday night. I have 2 staffers for my camp that were released to staff the camp at LSSR. Families of both scouts have contacted me to tell me they were coming back to camp Sunday, after they collected their equipment and new uniforms from the Scout Center. They lost everything... Council is outfitting them tomorrow as well as the other scouts that were there.

Keep us all in your prayers..... We have been receiving offers of help in many forms from around the world...

Scouting is a Worldwide program and your family is everytwhere....


325 posted on 06/14/2008 8:48:48 PM PDT by UPcrawfish
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To: silentknight

All the Boy Scouts from this tornado will be visiting the White House within the next month. They will meet with President Bush and have lunch in the Rose Garden. They’ll receive a private tour of the White House. Someone donated enough money for these scouts to charter a plane. The details are still being finalized at this time.


326 posted on 07/01/2008 2:35:39 PM PDT by Danette ("If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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