Camping

October 17, 2018 - 6:11 am
GILBERT, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina Boy Scout troop discovered its trailer holding thousands of dollars' worth of camping gear was stolen, and the Louisiana Cajun Navy stepped in to help. WLTX-TV reports an assistant scout master with Gilbert Troop 60, Rocky Sharpe, says it was devastating to...
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This Thursday, July 12, 2018 photo released by Benji Xie shows a helicopter landing to rescue people from flooding on the Havasupai reservation in Supai, Ariz. Rescue workers were evacuating about 200 tourists Thursday who were caught in flash flooding at a popular campground on tribal land near the Grand Canyon where visitors go to see towering blue-green waterfalls. (Benji Xie via AP)
July 13, 2018 - 8:55 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Hundreds of tourists who booked coveted overnight trips on tribal land deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon will have to reschedule after heavy flooding forced evacuations and shut down the area for at least a week. Abbie Fink, a spokeswoman for the Havasupai Tribe, said 300...
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June 25, 2018 - 9:00 pm
COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old boy from Texas was killed when a tree fell on his tent at a Georgia Boy Scout camp. Newton County Sherriff's Office spokesman Jeff Alexander told news outlets Monday that the incident occurred at the Bert Adams Scout Camp in Newton County...
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In a Thursday, May 24, 2018, photo, a sign posted at a trail leading into the national forest in Flagstaff, Ariz., tells the public no one is allowed in. Multiple areas of national forests around Arizona are closed because of extreme fire danger. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)
May 26, 2018 - 1:23 am
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Dry pine needles and dead wood snapped under fire prevention officer Matt Engbring's boots as he hiked a half-mile into the woods in search of a makeshift campsite that had served as one man's home until this week when the area was closed because of the escalating threat of...
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A migrant man comfort his wife who has lost consciousness at the Ivan sedlo, 30 kms south of Sarajevo, on Friday, May 18, 2018. A convoy of buses with around 270 migrants, including children, has been blocked in central Bosnia, reflecting the confusion in the war-scarred Balkan country as it struggles to cope with the influx. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
May 18, 2018 - 8:43 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Buses with about 270 migrants are on their way to an asylum center in southwestern Bosnia following a blockade reflecting confusion in the Balkan country struggling with the influx. The buses had left...
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February 26, 2018 - 6:25 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A climber who abandoned a Polish team following a dispute with fellow mountaineers to attempt a solo ascent of K2, the world's second-highest peak, returned to base camp because of bad weather, a tour operator said Monday. The news dispelled concerns expressed by the other climbers...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 29, 2017 file photo, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts salute during a Memorial Day ceremony in Linden, Mich. On Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors unanimously approved to welcome girls into its Cub Scout program and to deliver a Scouting program for older girls that will enable them to advance and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout. (Jake May/The Flint Journal - MLive.com via AP)
October 11, 2017 - 8:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In its latest momentous policy shift, the Boy Scouts of America will admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and establish a new program for older girls based on the Boy Scout curriculum that enables them to aspire to the coveted Eagle Scout rank. Founded in 1910 and long...
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August 16, 2017 - 7:18 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence will no longer be speaking at a Saturday event hosted by a group backed by the conservative Koch (kohk) brothers. Pence had been scheduled to address Americans for Prosperity in Richmond, Virginia. He has canceled in order to join President Donald...
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July 29, 2017 - 2:57 pm
BEAVER, Utah (AP) — Two girls are recovering from a lightning strike after their dog brought help to the mountainside scene in Utah. Authorities say the girls, ages 8 and 16, were crossing a meadow to explore during a family camping trip when the lightning hit Friday morning. The Beaver County...
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July 28, 2017 - 2:58 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Campers and outdoor enthusiasts are embracing a fun, unique way to sleep under the stars on hybrid hammock-tents that are strung up between trees. Some of the portable treehouses were on display this week in Salt Lake City at the Outdoor Retailer show. Matt Powell, a sports...
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