Thursday, August 11, 2005

Not a good summer for the Boy Scouts


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Originally uploaded by recklesslycurious.
This has been a summer the Boy Scouts of America would likely choose to forget.
An 8-year-old girl died and three others were injured Wednesday when an oak tree crashed down on them during a first-aid class at a Boy Scout camp, authorities said.

The girls were attending an overnight camp when the 31-foot tree snapped and crashed through a tarp over a picnic table, landing on the girl's head, Police Chief Kenneth Flatt said.
And earlier this summer...
Four adult Scout leaders were killed in a July electrical accident in Virginia at the National Boy Scout Jamboree. Five other people have died this summer from drowning and lightning during Scout outings in Wyoming, New Mexico, Utah and California.
Ouch.

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