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Search And Rescue Requires Orienteering, Teamwork Skills

Every year, thousands of people get lost in the great outdoors and are eventually found by a search-and-rescue team.

Those SAR teams aren’t just stumbling around, hoping to find people. They consist of highly trained, specialized personnel.

Troop 777 in Northville, Mich., got a little taste of what it takes to be part of a SAR team at a recent event led by public safety pros. Working towards their Search And Rescue merit badge, the Scouts searched a (pretend) partially collapsed building for survivors, swept a parking lot for a set of lost keys, and used the same kind of equipment used by SAR professionals.

Check it out here.


Comments about “Search And Rescue Requires Orienteering, Teamwork Skills”

  1. Uncatchable says:

    I think this merit badge and the course they made was great. This skill could be use to find something as small as a ring in a field or a needle in a haystack. It could also be used to help rescue people in a fallen building after an earthquake or even a bomb. Way to go on finding something fun, heroic, and useful Troop 777.

    Fellow scout,

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