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    Explorer Scouts hurt in Canadian Bus Crash (was Scouts abroad)

    Don't know if anyone caught the ten O'clock news but a coach carrying explorers has been involved in a serious accdent in Canada.

    Fortunately there was no fatalities.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7548441.stm
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    At least none of the injuries are life threatening. I'm sure we all wish them a speedy recovery and return to their families.

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    It was reported on BBC North West News that the group was from West Lancashire, and there looks like there is a group from the county out there: http://rr08.westlancashirescouts.org.uk

    Fingers crossed for a safe return!

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    Indeed l'm sure we all wish them the very best. Sadly it sounds that there has been some serious injuries

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    Oh how awful. I'm sure we all wish them all a speedy recovery and safe return home to their loved ones, who will worry about them all when they are so far from home.
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    Sky just said 17 injured 1 serious, though that has been re-assessed and not thought to be as serious as first feared

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    That's great that none of them appear to be seriously injured!

    Indeed - here's hoping for a speedy recovery all round.
    Catch you all later,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad dog View Post
    That's great that none of them appear to be seriously injured!

    Indeed - here's hoping for a speedy recovery all round.
    1 is seriously injured

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    The latest this morning is that now none of the injuries are serious and that most are just cuts and bruises.
    all in all it is just another brick in the wall

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    UK Scouts in Coach crash in Canada

    Best wishes to all the Scouts, Leaders and their Families from Lancashire, who were involved in the coach crash in Canada http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7548441.stm

    What a way to end what I can only imagine was a fanatstic trip

    Once again all the best
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    1 is seriously injured
    The Canadian media is reporting the serious injury is the bus driver. Looking at the pictures of the crash its not surprising.

    Hopefully everyone will recover quickly.
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    Sure hope that they are all ok and that they all make a speedy recovery. Shame the trip was marred by the incident.

    Tell you what though - if any of us had any doubts about the continuing relevance of the Home Contact system then I reckon this should answer those doubts. When really serious stuff like this happens, we need the PR department to handle the media while we look after the YP. Sounds to me as though they did a fantastic job. The first I heard about this was on Radio 4 this morning and they reported the press statement from Simon Carter. No rumour, no media speculation from journo's on the scene, no bad impression to the public making us look like a bunch of amateurs.

    Hope everyone comes home safely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeanieJ View Post
    Sure hope that they are all ok and that they all make a speedy recovery. Shame the trip was marred by the incident.

    Tell you what though - if any of us had any doubts about the continuing relevance of the Home Contact system then I reckon this should answer those doubts. When really serious stuff like this happens, we need the PR department to handle the media while we look after the YP. Sounds to me as though they did a fantastic job. The first I heard about this was on Radio 4 this morning and they reported the press statement from Simon Carter. No rumour, no media speculation from journo's on the scene, no bad impression to the public making us look like a bunch of amateurs.

    Hope everyone comes home safely.
    Totally agree.

    I first heard about it on the 10o'clock news last night when reports were just coming in. By that time, the SA had already released the statement from Simon Carter, Canadian authorities had already said the British Consulate were on their way to the scene, an emergency phone number had been setup, and parents were in the process of being contacted.

    Right from the fast response of the emergency services (which the media and Simon Carter seem to have made a point of noting) to the contact system put in place by the SA, this seems to have been handled really well.
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    I agree with Jeanie J and Jamie and wonder what process they have locally as it seems to have been very well managed.

    I also wonder when they get back will they be more impressed by the two camps they went to or the fact they were in an accident? As there were no serious injuries and no fatalities in the light of day and after nerves have settle it must be a great story to add to the time they were out there.
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    "A life spent making mistakes is not only more honourable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing"

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