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Boys Life Article

Postby amaddox » Dec 10, 2009 8:24 pm

Mudduck wrote:Speaking of cave safety and training(another topic in this forum) did any of you guys catch Boys Life a few issues back. they did a story on a group in Missouri I believe that went canoeing and caving. the cave photos had the guys depicted as caving with a headlamp and swim shorts. you'd think they'd cut those pics in editing.

Does anyone have a link to this article?
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Re: Boys Life Article

Postby buddyh » Dec 11, 2009 9:05 pm

No link but I could scan the articles and send them to as reference material. I don't want to break any laws here though.

Wait a minute, here we go.

http://www.scoutingmagazine.org/issues/0703/a-wild.html
and more recently
http://www.scoutingmagazine.org/issues/ ... cking.html
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http://www.scoutingmagazine.org/issues/0105/a-xwow.html
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Re: Boys Life Article

Postby buddyh » Dec 22, 2009 8:26 pm

The latest Scouting magazine was in my mailbox today, Volume 98 number 1, the 21010 January-February issue has an an article titled Blind-as-a-Bat Caving by Josh Piven. It is on page 52. It gives a few ideas on what to do and not do if your light dies on you. It assumes you are with a group. Basically it advises to stop, settle down, stay warm, initiate a distress call and wait for your fellow cavers to find you. And lastly learn from your mistakes.
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Re: Boys Life Article

Postby buddyh » Dec 30, 2009 12:01 am

BTW, have you ever seen the video that followed a bunch of scouts through a cave, Texas I think, in the cable series that I think was called Scouting's Adventure? It was about 10 or 11 years ago.

Not just the caving episode but others as well just like in Scouting and Boys Life there were obvious breaches of protocol.
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Re: Boys Life Article

Postby Rick Brinkman » Dec 30, 2009 2:41 am

"A Scouting Approach to Wild Caves"

Troop 381, Prairie Village, KS


One of my favorite caving videos. Hmm....need to get my VCR hooked back up.
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Re: Boys Life Article

Postby amaddox » Dec 30, 2009 7:53 am

buddyh wrote:BTW, have you ever seen the video that followed a bunch of scouts through a cave, Texas I think, in the cable series that I think was called Scouting's Adventure? It was about 10 or 11 years ago.

Not just the caving episode but others as well just like in Scouting and Boys Life there were obvious breaches of protocol.

If you come across this again, please post a link. I'd be interested in seeing it.
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Re: Boys Life Article

Postby amaddox » Dec 30, 2009 8:00 am

Rick Brinkman wrote:"A Scouting Approach to Wild Caves"

Troop 381, Prairie Village, KS


One of my favorite caving videos. Hmm....need to get my VCR hooked back up.

NSS Video Library does have this on DVD "D23". Yeah, I like it too. :kewl:
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