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Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch
« on: June 20, 2013, 11:32:06 am »
Our scouts were out at Spanish Peaks this week. (near Walsenburg, Colorado)

Yesterday afternoon, wild fire started and swept through the camp.
All the boys and leaders made it out ok. Kudo's to the camp leadership, followed procedures, made sure all the people were accounted for. Emergency management and Red Cross had emergency shelters set up for them to go to. They made it out on foot, with nothing but what they had on or could grab. Less then 7 minutes total from the time "hey, I smell smoke" until they are all walking out.
Going to be a lot of replacing needed, one leader lost a cargo trailer, several propane bottles (no camp fires were allowed period) tents, personal gear, uniforms, camping gear, even the troop flag with 30 years worth of streamers and camp ribbons. But, everyone got out ok.

http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/Fire-in-Huerfano-County-212248791.html
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    Re: Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch
    « Reply #1 on: June 20, 2013, 11:38:07 am »
    Yikes!  :shocked Glad everyone got out safely.

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    Re: Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch
    « Reply #2 on: June 20, 2013, 11:52:10 am »
    gives them a new meaning for "high adventure".

    and it will be something they remember for a long time.
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    Re: Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch
    « Reply #3 on: June 20, 2013, 01:35:32 pm »
    They weren't Blazer Scouts, were they?  :whistle

    Glad they made it out safely!

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