I also hope and pray that even though he was known to "lose his way",
he sounds like he's an upbeat boy. So knowing that he was taught to pray-he will
indeed be just fine!
To me the reporter simply sounded misinformed and should have described
Garrett's situation better. Still, it is a very sad situation that breaks my
RE:Scott1At the risk of sounding callous, it's been 7 years since
Garrett's disappearance; 7 years is most states' time limit for being legally
The buddy system works only if both participants are willing to follow that
rule. My son's have had boys in their troop who will not listen, follow rules
or stay with the group. Kids like that should be required to have a parent or
family member along who will accept responsibility for this child. It's too
much to ask of scout leaders to deal with a problem child as well as the other
scouts who are obedient.
How many volunteers decided not to join the search because of the first line in
the teaser saying the boy was found?
Let me just second all of the above sentiments......I also sincerely pray for
his safe return and comfort for his family.
The current version of this article is in *extremely* poor taste. My heart
jumped for joy to see the text below this boy's photo on the homepage saying
that he had been found. Then I clicked the article and found that this was a
false alarm phone call and he is still missing. Are you really so desperate for
people to actually click and open your stories that you will put misleading
information on the homepage? Poor, poor taste.I hope he is found
safe very soon. What a horrible experience for his family to go through.
Like Rocket Science, I've been involved with the BSA for many years, as a scout,
as a leader, and now as a parent. Of course we're worried for this (and every)
missing child, and in an effort to make sure it doesn't happen again, may I
stress again the BUDDY SYSTEM. For those who think this only happens
to scouts, I do more backcountry camping with my family of young children than
many scouts will ever do. There's the same dangers and thank goodness for my
scouting experience having taught me the principles and practices to keep them
Garrett Bardsley was never found. We cannot say he passed away because we do
not know for sure. A very sad situation.
I hope he's found safely. It surprises me that his Mom would let him
participate if she wasn't surprised he got lost. Sounds like he wasn't ready
for this type of activity. Condolences to his Scout leaders who are probably
worried sick also.
It's terrible every time I see one of these stories, which is unfortunately
fairly often here in Utah. Hopefully it'll all turn out just fine.
Our family is praying for his safe return. Please join us.
Everyone's hope and prayers are with this boy, the searchers, and his family for
a safe return. What a scary night to spend, both for the boy and his parents.
My faith and prayers are for his safe return.Just my opinion but
with nearly 30 years as a veteran scout and scouter I have come to believe very
strongly that the Boy Scouts up to 14 years old should always attend regular BSA
scout camps. There are no guarantees from some accidents at any camp but the
odds are better at BSA owned scout camps.High adventure camps for
the older young men 14 - 18 are also available through BSA scout camps and there
are a variety of excellent programs to choose from.Wherever you go
and whatever you do remember the buddy system, know the area and make sure each
young man knows it by map and upon arrival by landmarks, always have each young
many carry (fanny pack or something to be on his person) an emergency/survival
kit including a good referee's whistle, go over what to do if lost - how best to
protect yourself and how best to be found.May we all have fun,
adventuresome and safe outings. May this young man be found soon and in great
I pray for his safe return.