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  1. Caboose918

    Medicine Mountain Boy Scout Camp

    In my previous post I mentioned that I got another clafoutis to spend the night in the ranch house that was a typo I meant to say another stafff member who was my age and of the same gender.
  2. Caboose918

    Medicine Mountain Boy Scout Camp

    There is so much misinformation in this post from @@buzz59. I was the medic at the camp at the time (and the current medic for the 2017 season) and can point out the inaccuracies (RS): In the hills at our location it can get hot, but it will almost never get above 100 degrees, if it does happen it is not constant for an entire week. At our elevation (6100 feet) the air is extremely dry, we push participants to not only drink water but to drink more than they normally would. We were very successful last year and saw only a few cases of dehydration from stubborn scouts. I trained the staff to be extremely proactive with scouts who might be suffering from dehydration and or heat exhaustion. I encourage the staff to call me out for even minor injuries. If this person did have scouts suffering from heat exhaustion then they did not send them to me at the med lodge, get a staffer to call me or in any way shape or form get me involved. On a few occasions scouts did get sick and our quarantine procedures were to spend the night at the ranch house. Also in our procedures is to make sure that 2 deep leadership is covered. Any time a scout had to spend the night I got another scout to spend the night in the med lodge with me. I made sure the door to my room was open and that the door to the room that the scout was in was shut. The bathroom for the scout was located behind the door so they would not have to cut through our room to go to the bathroom. They could easily get a hold of me if they needed me. The only YP violations to occur on camp were between adult leaders and the scouts and even that situation was dealt with to the highest BSA standard. Our waterfront staff was very strict with the swimmer tags (chits) and the use of buddy tag boards in the waterfront. Any person who swam in that lake had an appropriatly filled out tag. Our waterfront staff upheld every BSA standard when it comes to waterfront procedures. The lake is no place to play around and the staff were very professional and followed all procedures. During one week there was a water issue and our water system did run dry. Due to unexpected water issues and non-conservative campers our 10000 gallon cistern ran dry (keep in mind this cistern held up during weeks of 700 participants and our busiest week was no more than 500 campers and when it did run dry we were no where near those numbers). We brought in two 5000 gallon water trucks to fill up the cistern. There was never any issue with not having potable water. And there is not a single route in camp where any source of water is more than 1000 feet away. The longest walk in camp is about a mile and it is from the front gate to the very farthest campsite in our Back forty.