Lightning Strikes Boy Scout Camp in NH - NECN

Lightning Strikes Boy Scout Camp in NH



    Lightning strikes Boy Scout camp in NH

    According to officials, 23 scouts and 3 leaders were transported to hospitals as a precaution; none was directly hit (Published Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014)

    (NECN) - Officials confirm children and adults were transported to the hospital as a precaution Monday night after a lightning strike at a Boy Scout camp in Gilmanton, N.H.

    According to Greg Osborn, the marketing director for the Daniel Webster Council, 23 scouts and three leaders reported a tingly sensation after lightning struck Camp Bell, which is part of the Griswold Scout Reservation. None was directly hit by lightning.

    Osborn says they were transported to local hospitals as a precaution, and adds two EMTs and a nurse were already at the camp at the time.

    Scouts from around New Hampshire and a few from out of state were meeting for a leadership course at Camp Bell, Osborn says, adding he does not know the ages of everyone, but scouts who usually take the course are ages 14 and older.