Skip to comments.23 Scouts hospitalized after lightning strike in Belmont, New Hampshire
Posted on 06/25/2013 6:13:03 AM PDT by massmike
Twenty-three Boy Scouts were hospitalized after a lightning strike in New Hampshire on Monday night, a fire chief said.
Chief David Parenti, of Belmont Fire Station, said the Scouts, aged from 12 to 16, were at the Griswold Scout Reservation in Belmont when the incident happened.
Parenti told NBC station WHDH that many of the injuries were minor burns. He said six scouts were given cardiac monitors because the burns were in the chest area.
However, he said this was done mostly as a precaution.
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Wondering where this troop’s leaders stand on the ‘new’ scouts !?
Just saying ... the Lord works in mysterious ways.
I don’t know why “homosexual agenda” has anything to do with this story. This is about kids who were signed up for this camp months ago.
Can’t. Resist. Thinking. Of. Judgement.
And insulting to God.
Ala jo jo biteme: “One word folks. Climate change!”.
I feel bad for the boys and their leaders. I especially feel bad for the camp director. He is a very devout Catholic and a decent guy. The despicable actions of the National Council put all of the full-timers in a tough position.
Looking back, my son, the Eagle Scout, and I had some wonderful times up at the reservation. Those are decent memories that the homo-lovers at the National Council cannot take away.
Those were vicious storms for the Red Hampshire area...nasty winds even some distance from the actual storms.
I mentioned to my wife that there was lightening and severe rain cells driving home through Andover yesterday, around 7:00 PM. She was surprised, because in Boxborough, 20 miles away, the weather was completely calm. This was an isolated storm.
I agree, God was not expressing displeasure with decisions made by adults a thousand miles away in Dallas.
On my honor,
I will do my best
To do my duty to God
and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
and morally straight.
In very high regard...
It is a prayer. Prayers should not be taken lightly.
Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. Jesus answered, "Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them--do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish."
What is it with tornadoes and trailer parks and lightening strikes and scouts?
So God punishes innocents for the sins of others?
God gave David three choices after Bathsheeba.
It is NOT a prayer.
A prayer is: "A solemn request for help or expression of thanks to...(sometimes God).
It is an Oath or Promise.
Those too should not be taken lightly, and I wasn't... Øbama does take them very lightly.
Quick, Scouts: play the lottery!
Oh, for the love of Pete. Some men are so obsessed with homosexuals that you almost have to wonder about them ...
My only wish is that none of the kids were severely injured and that each of them will make a rapid and complete recovery.
It is also what I said. Who do you think you are making a oath to when you say those words? God hears it.
OMG that FR “blame the victim” didn’t take long
what are you, a member of Westboro Baptist?
Lightning hits trees in the forest
Scouts go camping in the forest
Tornados happen too
When I take groups of kids camping I always check out the emergency shelter plans or make my own
This group was very lucky
“I think the idea that God would target kids for electrocution because of stances taken by the Grand High Poobahs of their organization, which the boys were not responsible for, nor even remotely able to prevent -— is idiotic.”
2 Samuel 12:
13 ..........Nathan replied, The Lord has taken away your sin. You are not going to die. 14 But because by doing this you have shown utter contempt for the Lord, the son born to you will die.
And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle
I suppose I should post the quote about not judging others. But you know it and have chosen to ignore it.
Disgusting that you would judge children in such a manner.
So you have some reason to think the parents of these children were gay?
Or perhaps you’re forgetting the whole Jesus Son of God thing.
I seem to recall several years ago several Scouts were killed when their campsite got caught in a flash flood....can you blame that on the gay vote?
Do you think that is what I said? If so, why?
When something bad happens so many people rush to say “well it must be God” or “they must have sinned”. When challenged they say just what you said.
We all deserve death but Jesus died for our sins.
Because of what you posted.
The only thing I could blame it on is that we live in a fallen world. God’s plan was that we should live forever. Adam sinned, we die. You did not read my post.
We should make a dictinction between God's permissive will (in that he permits, but does not positively will, the evil natural and logical consequences of our sins) and God's positive or direct will (God always wills the good, as Jesus said, "He makes the sun to shine on the good and the bad, and makes His rain to fall on both the just and the unjust. Be ye therefore perfect...")
When the Apostles wanted Jesus to call down fire from heaven on the unbelieving Samaritan towns, Jesus flatly "rebuked them, and said, 'Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.' " (Luke 9:55)
Lightning-strikes against children by an angry Thor --- man, that's not my religion and that's not my God.
Mother nature gives first warning the next won’t be as kind.
Might interest you.
Wow. What an idiotic post.
In 2008, four Boy Scouts were killed by a tornado at a camp in Iowa. This was before the decision to admit homosexuals. But now several scouts are injured (not killed) by lightning and it’s suddenly God’s judgment.
You got your wish, they are ok. Minor burns, seems they were huddling under a tarp. I suspect the tarp took the brunt of the arc-flash.
Perhaps one should watch ones mouth when the big one gets away.
Can’t Resist thinking you have low IQ.
I’m a Scoutmaster. I’m 100% against the BSA decision. We are probably shutting down our troop in December WHEN THE NEW POLICY GOES INTO EFFECT. Yes, that was yelling.
We are also going to summer camp next week. And we will enjoy it.
Evidently those who make the connection will be showing up soon in New Hampshire carrying signs saying God Says Kill Boy Scouts. So nice to see you, Ms. Phelps-Roper. How are things in Kansas?
Dittos. Perhaps those gloating over this can call the parents of affected Scouts and tell them it’s all their own fault for sinful lifestyles. But hey, what do these infidels expect, eh? Sinners in the hands of an angry God, and those who cast judgement. But of course they fear not, as clearly THEY will be welcomed into heaven (and in some cases, they’ll get 72 virgins, too). Just sayin’.
Exactly. Well said. :o(
Glad you will leave the corrupt national organization. Hope you are safe at camp.
My IQ isn’t low....just giving my first thoughts at the event. To read anything sinister into it would be a mistake.
How often were scouts injured before the decision?
I hope y’all find another organization to join instead of just shutting down.
I hope y’all find another organization to join instead of just shutting down.
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