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Scout saves grandfather from snake
While backpacking with his grandfather in the Cumberland Mountains near Cumberland Gap, Isaac Ramsey, a 10 year-old Scout from Troop 122 in Burlington,Ky., stopped his grandfather from stepping on a 4 ft. Diamondback rattlesnake.
“At the bottom of a steep hill, where a small stream crossed the trail, Isaac grabbed me from behind while shouting "Snake! Snake!," said John Ramsey, Isaac’s grandfather. “I was one step away from stepping on the snake as it crossed the trail. Isaac's quick action possibly saved my life!”
They were traveling west along the Ridge Trail after leaving the White Cliffs area. Isaac and his grandfather were a least three hours away from assistance.
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Tzofim Israeli Scout Delegation Visit Camp Friedlander
Ten Scouts, ages 13 and 14, from the Tzofim Israeli Scout Delegation arrived June 20th in Cincinnati to visit the region, and Camp Friedlander for...http://bit.ly/IsraeliScouts
After the Camp Assessment on June 18., Camp Friedlander and Cub World both received BSA accreditation. Both camps received “compliant” ratings for all applicable standards and recommended practice – a rating that can translate as 100%.
Congratulations to Herb Packard, Camp Friedlander Director, and Patrick Bayne, Cub World Camp Director. Jason Neal and the Ranger team were commended for their excellent facility support. Jason Baldridge, now with the Atlanta Area Council, is also due thanks for his many months or preparation towards the assessment process.
"We are fortunate to have two fantastic and effective Camp Directors that have excellent camp staff teams delivering our summer programs," said Mike Swofford, Director of Program Support Services. "I hope you will share the success of our summer camps with other Scouters and friends and spread the word that we have some of the highest quality, safest camps in the nation. We should be proud of the Dan Beard Council’s exceptional summer camp programs."
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