Monday marks the 10-year anniversary of the tornado that tore through the Little Sioux Scout Ranch in western Iowa, killing four Boy Scouts and injuring dozens of others. Here is some of our coverage from the archives.
Four people died and at least 46 people — many of them children — were injured when a tornado ripped through a rustic Boy Scout camp in Monona County. Witnesses said the scene at the Little Sioux Scout Ranch was absolutely chaotic.
This story was originally published in The World-Herald on June 12, 2008.
Lloyd Roitstein, an executive with the Mid America Council of the Boy Scouts of America, reminded reporters at a news conference Thursday that the Boy Scouts motto is "Be Prepared."
Earlier in the week, before the tornado drilled the camp, the Scouts drilled on what to do before, during and after a tornado. So Wednesday night, when the clouds had parted and the chaos had passed, the Scouts took count of each other, just as they had practiced.
Three of five Boy Scout camps in Nebraska have none; all four Girl Scout camps have them.
Many parents say their reactions during of the tornado saved lives, but the lack of shelter raises some concern.
Hundreds pack funerals for two Boy Scouts killed by Little Sioux, Iowa, tornado.
In short, it burst with life. This site of tragedy on June 11, 2008, has grown to symbolize Scouting resilience.