CLOSE CALL: Scouts Take Shelter At Camp

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The severe weather that hit north central and northeast Iowa Wednesday had Boy Scouts taking shelter as the storm bore down on Camp Ingawanis in Bremer County.

Located east of Waverly, scouts, staff and leaders went to the cinder block showers twice to wait out the passing storm cells.

They were scheduled for outdoor cookouts, but the rain forced the 120 boys to eat indoors. The camp director says thankfully, that’s the worst thing that happened during the storm.  

“From what we can tell there’s no damage to the property, just a lot of rain and washout as far that goes. Lot of noise. We prefer to err on the side of caution, so we were lucky and got them in safe. We had no real damage done here,” says Chris Kangas.

The scouts will head home Friday with a good story to tell.