My prayers are with the victims and their families. I was saddened when I heard and saw the news about them.
My prayers goes out to the family of the loss scouts. As a leader this was devastating news what I Heard.
As scouts we are proud and honoured to have called you brothers. Odyssey Scouts - 9th Meath- Ratoath Scouts. Ireland
While it might seem inappropriate, I want to thank the parents and youth who were involved in this terrible tragedy. They presented an excellent example of what our youth can do when well-trained and confronted with a terrible situation. As an assistant Scoutmaster and Eagle Scout, my heart aches for those who are hurt or have died - but at the same time, it is filled with pride that young men were so capable and so prepared.
sorry to all the boyscouts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My heart goes out to the families and brothers in scouting during this trying time for this community.I too lost a fellow friend and eagle scout just months ago.I can only say to cherrish the great scouting memories that you all shared with these young men.Always remember that they were doing what they loved to do.God Bless you all .
I have two sons in scouting. My heart goes out to the families for their loss. God must have had a good reason for calling them to him at their early ages. On behalf of myself and my family please accept our condolences to all the families that have suffered. Mike Marchia Troop 55 Flushing, Queens, N.Y.
May you find peace in memories of your beloved sons. Our hearts go out to the families of these fine young men, and to their scouting friends and leaders as well. After having been Scout leaders for many years, we know how attached one can become to these great kids. Our thoughts are with you. H. and S. Keller, Illinois
I can not imagine what you feel right now, but know that the hundreds and thousands of scout parents out there reach out to you with prayers and healing lights..... may you be blessed with the love we send you. Sincerely Shawna Mother of a scout in troop 222
remember being a scout is an honor its a world wide thing you are not alone... you have our support and if you need anything just write to our page scouts.org.mx may god bless you...
It just makes my heart break that these fine young men were taken, thebest of thebest. It has yet to truly have sunk in. I am so proud of the young men that we're able to use thier skills successfully to help those that needed it most. DMigliara Advancement Chair Troop 255, Cape Fear Council
I am from Canada. I heard about it on my local tv stations. Condolences from my family to the families of the boys who passed away. Their memories will live on forever. "Tears in Heaven"- Eric Clapton.
You all have a place in our hearts. Our Pack has been thinking of you and our prayers are with you all and your families. You will be missed by the Scout Community and your tragedy has made us more aware. God Bless you all. Pack 55 Chadwick/Milledgeville, Il
Softly falls the light of day, While our campfire fades away. Silently each Scout should ask Have I done my daily task? Have I kept my honor bright? Can I guiltless sleep tonight? Have I done and have I dared Everything to be prepared? Listen Lord, oh listen Lord, As I whisper soft and low. Bless my mom and Bless my dad, These are things that they should know. I will keep my honor Bright, The oath and law will be my guide. And mom and dad this you should know, Deep in my heart I love you so. Second version Quietly we join as one, Thanking God for Scouting fun May we now go on our way, Thankful for another day. May we always love and share, Living in peace beyond compare. As Scout may we find, Friendships true with all mankind. Quietly we now will part, Pledging ever in our heart, To strive to do our best each day, As we travel down life's way. Happiness we'll try to give, Trying a better life to live, 'Till all the world be joined in love, Living in peace under skies above.
My son is a cub scout. We are saddened by your loss. We will light candles for you.
My son Bryan was a boy scout. I no its hard but remember all the good times you had with your kids. It will be hard for a long time. My prayers are with all of the familys.
The Good deeds you have done here on earth will be rewarded. God will cradle you all in his loving hands. Your love ones should take comfort from this. Both my boys are scouts,one eagle and the other 1st class therefore I can imagine the pain of the troop and families. May God bless the scouts troop 999 eagle mom
hi my name is Tanya Im 13 years old and Im a scout of cozumel mexico, today we have a reading activity and our guides share us the notice of an newspaper of cozumel we pray for the 4 guys who die in this tragedy you know we are a big family around the world remember the 4 article of the scout law the scout is friend of all and I mate of all scout without creed distinction, race, nationality, or social class TANYA CORTEZ COZUMEL MEXICO IN LAKESH A LAKEN GROUP 1 (IEI) UAYMIL GROUP 22 (SCOUTS OF MEXICO)
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone. I am sorry for who you lost. Fellow Scout Jacob Carroll Oakes, ND Den 147
While heading north from Phoenix to Camp Geronimo near Payson, AZ, I was informed of this terrible tragedy by an associate from work. My thoughts and prayers immediately went out to those affected, their families, their Scouting Districts, Council and our National offices of BSA. Our flags at Camp were flown at half-staff in honor of those who suffered and died at the hand of this tornado that struck our camp. The Brotherhood of Scouting is powerful, and prayers from all of us who can feel the saadness of those impacted are needed. We will never understand why this happened and while weather experts can explain "how" this will not ease our troubled hearts. I encourage all Scouts and Scouters to remain attentive to this situation and stay in prayer for those who are hurting and grieving their loss. We are onje large family. Please know that our prayers are indeed with you all. Nancy Welton Chaplian Troop 222 Scoutmaster Troop 4 Phoenix, Arizona
my heart goes out to all the familys of the boys god be with you
My thoughts and prayers are with all the victims and their families during this difficult time. We are all brothers (and sisters) in scouting so what touches one, touches many. Know that your boys made an impact and will never be forgotten for their sacrifices and heroism. God Bless, Laurie Blanchard Atlanta Area Council, Tara District
My heart goes out to the families and friends of these 4 young boys. This is a very tragic occurance and I wish you nothing but the best during this difficult time. RIP little angles... 0:-)
I cannot begin to understand what this must mean to the parents of these children. For me summer would never start again. I pray that my children will never be taken by such a terrible thing. My condolences to all who are feeling this pain.
"Be Prepared, for any old thing" Thank you to the Scouts who were prepared to come to the aid of the victims of this tragedy. Your quick and knowledgeable actions undoubtedly saved lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the families of the victims T336 Savage MM
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your young sons. Nothing can compare to the loss of a dear child. I know that nothing I can say will calm your hurt, but please just know that my family and I are thing about you and praying for your comfort in the months and years to come. We too lost a son at Boy Scout Camp several years ago. Bryan had just turned 10 years old and it was his very first camping trip away from home. He suffered injuries in an accident while watching older scouts during a skill compitition. I live each day with Bryan's memory and think of the smile on his face when we said goodbye as he ran happily off to camp. I know I will see Bryan again one day, and until then I know he is safe in God's care. SD, Wichita KS
My thoughts and prayers are with all affected by this tragedy. May God's grace get you through. Please know that fellow Scouts feel the loss. Troop Committee Member - Troop 599 Grayson, Georgia
We are a small Crew from Vermont and today I have had all of my 10 boys contact me. Thay have followed the story closely and are all moved in on way by the tragedy. They are all staff members at a cub camp and range in age from 14-21. We all feel the pain and loss of our fellow brothers in scouting, for we are truely a family no matter what part of the country we reside. Bless all involved and our prayers and hearts go out to you.
My heart aches for the families affected by this horrible storm. The BSA is a wonderful oppertunity for young boys. My own son is one of them. May Gods grace guide you .
I heard of this terrible tragedy as I was on the computer preparing materials for the scout camp session I am getting ready to run in my home town. I can't imagine the pain and sorrow of all of the families, but I also can't fathom the pain of all of the leaders and scouters involved. As scout leaders we all take our responsibility to our scouts to heart. I can only offer prayers for peace and comfort to everyone involved, and the assurance that God is there with you always, even during this terrible time. God bless you all.
I am truely sorry for the loss the parents of the boys have had. This is a terrible tragedy and something totally unexpected when sending a child to camp. I commend those whose quick thought and preparedness helped prevent this from being a larger tragedy than it is. The training in first aid, emergency prepardness, wilderness survival, and all other aspects the Boy Scouts have to offer have been proven highly effective during this event. I will be sending one son to camp as a CIT for the next 5 weeks and my other son will be attending a week long training camp and then attending his week of summer camp over the following 2 weeks. It is hard enough to send them off for that amount of time knowing they will be well taken care of and gain necessary skills to help them in their lives, without thinking about a natural tragedy occurring. For those families who have lost a child, I am very sorry and pray for you. For those who were injured and for those who helped others, I commend your courage and am greatful to know that so many of our boys have the necessary skills to assist in an emergency. God Bless you all. Yours in Scouts. Linda Bittner, ASM Troop 445 Burnsville, MN
I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOST. KNOW ONE CAN SAY THEY KNOW HOW YOU FEEL. IT IS THE WORST FEELING THAT YOU CAN BEAR TO LOOSE YOUR CHILD. EVEN WHEN THEY ARE SO YOUNG. TIME IS THE KEY AND PLEASE CALL ON THE LORD TO HELP YOU THROUGH THIS. I KNOW YOU FEEL AS THE LORD HAS TURN HIS BACK ON YOU, BUT HE'S STILL THERE. THE NIGHTS AND THE DAYS ARE GOING TO BE HARD. KEEP LIVING ON THE MEMORIES THAT YOU ALL SHARED TOGETHER. I AM REALLY FEELING YOUR PAIN. THIS IS THE SAME MONTH THAT I LOST MY SON AT THE AGE OF 13 . HE DROWN .I KNOW IT WILL BE SOMETHING THAT YOU WILL NEVER GET OVER YOU WILL LEARN ONE DAY HOW TO LIVE WITH IT. GOD BLESS YOU. ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT GOD HAS NOT TURN ON YOU HIS ARMS IS STILL WIDE OPEN TO WHOLE YOU. I WISH YOU PEACE IN THE DAY AND YEARS AHEAD.
As we prepare to send our own son to scout camp in two weeks, our hearts are broken for the parents of the young men who lost their lives in this tragedy. Please know that boy scouts and their families across the world are praying for those involved, and weep for the terrible loss.
Plus4 Dead, 40 Hurt As Tornado Hits Boy Scout Camp4 Dead, 40 Hurt As Tornado Hits Boy Scout CampThe Associated PressA tornado struck a western Iowa Boy Scout camp Wednesday, killing at least four people and injuring 40, an Iowa Homeland Security spokeswoman said. (June 11)This video contains ONLY natural sound. No script is available.
This is awful news. The midwest has gone through so much ordeal with the latest storms. My heart goes out to the families of these young boys.