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 Scout Group exercise with SAR? 
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 Scout Group exercise with SAR?
I have started a new scout group affiliated with the Baden Powell Service Association (www.bpsa-us.org), which is not affiliated with BSA or GSUSA. I am not going to get into the differences between the programs right now but suffice to say, BPSA has a greater focus on outdoor activities (like hiking) and community service.

One of the things I want to teach the kids, which I have started already, is how not to get lost in the woods and how to get found if you do get lost. I would also like to teach them (and learn myself) how to deal with lost hiker scenarios.

I do not know anything about local SAR groups or how they learn or prepare or train. But if they ever have exercises where they try to find lost hikers (who really are not lost but playing along) then it would be great if I could take my group out for a day hike and then "get lost" (we really wouldnt be). But pretend we are, prepare for the night, and teach the kids what to do in a real situation by really doing it. And at the same time provide some service to the SAR teams for their training as they try to come find us? And maybe we can learn a little about how to conduct a search as well.

But I don't know a single person involved with a SAR group or if this is something commonly done around here. Though this forum seemed like a good place to start.

Any thoughts, anyone here involved with a SAR group that can help?

thanks,

Kevin

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Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:14 pm
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Sounds like a pretty good idea to me ...

Not involved personally, but I suggest contacting NH Fish & Game since SAR is ultimately their responsibility.

Also there must be a way to contact the mountain rescue orgs; SOLO, based in Conway , would be bound to have contact info and might be helpful.

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Kevin, PM sent

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