“It’s good to have a lot of people out there who can help if they have to,” says Jay Fox, Scoutmaster and Red Cross-certified instructor. “Scouts should always Be Prepared, because, you know, stuff like this happens.”
Many adults find it difficult parting with their iPhones for almost a week. For these Scouts and Scouters, though, just a single item would occupy their minds for the next five days: a 40-mile rafting trip down the rugged Rogue River in southwest Oregon.
Lots of Scouts (and maybe a few adults) will experience some symptoms of homesickness during campouts. Identifying and addressing it appropriately will go a long way toward making camp the wonderful experience it should be.