Boy Scouts Get Dry Supplies after Storms Drenched Campsite

July 13, 2015 06:20 PM

Severe storms inched their way closer to the Tomahawk Scout Reservation Camp in Wisconsin on Sunday night, and Ann Sanford was watching the radar. 

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"I watched and waited. My husband called this morning and told me what happened. The kids were brought into the shelter around 11pm, and stayed till 1am," Sanford told us.

Her son, Michael, and husband, Paul, are with Troop 9 at the Tomahawk Scout Reservation Camp in northern Wisconsin.

The camping adventure started on Saturday. About two dozen scouts are there, with six leaders.

"This is an annual trip for Troop 9, we've been going to Tomahawk for over 30 years," Ken Stafford told us. He's the scoutmaster for the troop.

Sunday night became intense, scout leader Dave Johnson told us over the phone. "We got the boys out of bed. But we didn't have time to secure the tents, so the gear got soaked." The scouts made the best of it for the rest of Sunday night.

Call were made back home, and parents brought replacement sleeping bags and other equipment to the Glen Avon Church on Monday afternoon.

Scout leaders then drove the new stuff down to Tomahawk.

Johnson said the boys are having a lot of fun, but are a little tired from all of the middle of the night excitement.

Stafford said it's these types of trips that the kids will really remember.


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