Boy Scouts Swept Away In Flood

In New Mexico over the weekend a flash flood inundated the campsite where a group of boy scouts were camping, sweeping 4 of them away in the floodwater.  One boy was unaccounted for and later confirmed to have died. The boys were on a 12 day trek thought North Pomil Canyon, part of the 214 square mile Philmont Scout Ranch, frequented by troops all across the country.  According to state police spokesman Chad Pierce, the flash flood occurred at around … Continue reading →

Bear Attacks Sleeping Boy

A 16-year-old boy from Ohio was injured in a bear attack at Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  It was around 10:30pm on a Saturday night and both father and son were sleeping in hammocks around 10 feet apart.  The pair were on a backpacking trip through the mountains.  The boy awoke when the bear pulled him from the hammock. The teen’s father woke up from the commotion and managed to drive the bear away.  They then hiked to the shore … Continue reading →