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Old 09-08-2012, 06:00 AM   #1
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Lost child safety

Where we like to camp in the Sierra Nevada Mountains many hikers and young children are lost each year. Rangers suggest all kids carry a whistle and a space blanket, and be taught the basics about ' hunkering' down and waiting for help. Any other ideas?

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Old 09-08-2012, 07:37 AM   #2
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Once again I reference the BSA, this time its the STOP plan that we teach to Scouts.

S.T.O.P. and Other Safety Measures Save Lives
"Be Prepared"—More Than a Motto for Rescued Scouts

After being lost in the rugged Deep Creek Mountains of western Utah for more than 28 hours, four Utah Boy Scouts and their leaders were safely rescued because they knew when to S.T.O.P. The acronym stands for the following:

Stay put (It is easier for rescuers to find a stationary person than one who is moving.);
Think (Consider what resources you have should the situation extend into overnight.);
Observe (Take note of your surroundings; is there shelter from the cold or storms?); and
Plan (Determine what you can to do to conserve energy and be as comfortable as possible.).

Just in time for camping and summer outings, the BSA is sharing its tried-and-true camping safety tips. These commonsense tips can help campers, outdoor enthusiasts, and even families "be prepared" for any situation that may arise. While the Boy Scouts of America has vast expertise in hiking, camping, and exploring the great outdoors, these safety tips can be followed by anyone planning to spend time outdoors.
"'Being prepared' isn't just for Scouts," says David Bates, experienced outdoorsman and head of the Boy Scouts of America's Camping Service. "Before you pack for your next outing, add these simple tips to your camping checklist for a safer, more enjoyable excursion."

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