Iowa Scout Camp Hit by Tornado Closes, Insurance Adjusters Tour Site

June 19, 2008

Officials with the Boy Scouts of America say the Little Sioux Scout Ranch in western Iowa will be closed for the summer following a deadly tornado that hit it on June 11.

Four Boy Scouts were killed and nearly 50 others injured when the tornado plowed through the campground.

Scout officials say that local officials, Scout leaders and insurance adjusters have toured the site. The Boy Scouts say that while some of the structural damage has been temporarily fixed, it is still unsafe for people to use.

Information about cleanup and fundraisers for the camp can be found on the Mid-America Council of the Boy Scouts Web site.

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