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  • Camp Bell (NH) - Lightning strikes injure 23 scout, 3 adults

    Lightning strikes on NH Griswold Scout Reservation, Camp Bell. This is the NYLT week at Bell.

    Twenty-three Boy Scouts and three adults were transported to hospitals in Concord and Laconia...Everybody was conscious and stable.
    "According to fire officials, the scouts were taking shelter underneath a canopy. When the lightning hit, it somehow traveled along a piece of metal and hit the canopy." Six scouts have chest burns.

    http://www.wmur.com/news/nh-news/sev...e/-/index.html

    Next week, Camp Bell starts the regular summer program.
    Last edited by RememberSchiff; 06-24-2013, 09:05 PM.

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    A curiosity for the someone with more physics education than I:

    When you have 1000 scouts stacked up in an amphitheater, are we attractive to lightening?
    We are the highest mass of salt-water in the area.
    Higher than the lake in front of us.
    Denser than the trees around us, maybe?
    *********

    Will BSA ban holding hands in an amphitheater is there's a cloud in the sky?

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