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  1. Murrysville ,PA: Eagle scout candidate built a scent wall for the Western Pennsylvania Search and Rescue Development Center in Penn Hills. “It’s a wall that has tubes that alternate in height, so the dogs have to go up and down to search,” said Rhea, a freshman at Franklin Regional Senior High School. “Some of the scents are a distraction, and the dogs are meant to find the scent their handler gave them.” “It’s a wall that has tubes that alternate in height, so the dogs have to go up and down to search,” said Rhea, a freshman at Franklin Regional Senior High School. “Some of the scents are a distraction, and the dogs are meant to find the scent their handler gave them.” “It’s a wall that has tubes that alternate in height, so the dogs have to go up and down to search,” said Rhea, a freshman at Franklin Regional Senior High School. “Some of the scents are a distraction, and the dogs are meant to find the scent their handler gave them.” The scent walls are 4 feet high and 8 feet wide, with PVC pipes that conceal a number of different scented objects. Prior to its construction, trainers used cardboard boxes or did outdoor training. “The boxes would (retain) scents, and so they couldn’t easily re-use them,” said Rhea’s father Todd. “The other problem was it only taught the dogs to sniff at the ground.” more info , photos, and interview video https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/murrysville-boy-scout-creates-scent-wall-for-search-and-rescue-dog-group/ Western PA Search and Rescue Development Center https://www.wpsardc.org/
  2. In a SAR training event, Boy Scouts or Cub Scouts troops volunteered, posing as missing persons. They rubbed gauze over their face and hands, and placed the gauze in a bag to be used as a scent article for the dogs to track. How dogs track scents differ, and search dogs fall broadly into two types of scent tracking. Some dogs work in “trailing,” or following scents of a person left on the ground. Other dogs work scents in the air. After finding the subject during the training, the dogs are rewarded with their favorite game. Weeko likes to fetch a yellow ball that her handler, Debbie Wickersham, keeps hidden until the subject is located. Gruys’ German shepherd Diesel likes to play tug-o-war. Border collie Angus likes his handler Wyman Bontrager to throw a Frisbee. “To them, it’s a game,” handler Wendy Wampler said. “But there’s also a work ethic. They learn that it is truly a job, and when it’s time to go to work, it’s time to go to work.” More at source: https://www.aspentimes.com/news/on-the-trail-with-garco-search-and-rescue-dogs/
  3. Spoke with my city manager tonight. He confirmed scout units CAN be mobilized for CERT activities in the event of a disaster. SAR is another issue. They will use unit-based crews for SAR as a back up set of resources, mostly likely as supply or restocking missions. He said anyone interested in forming such crews should contact your local authorities and see what basic training they require and any restrictions they may have. My guys aare going to be excited!
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