Our June SAR began with compass training. The training officer began with a Power Point presentation on the parts and use of an orienteering compass. After the short presentation the team assembled outside where a circle course was set up for the SAR members to train on a series of “routes”. Good training, good times and great questions were had by all of our team members.
The members reassembled in the meeting room where the discussion turned to our members who recently attended the NASAR conference in Myrtle Beach. The main topic of discussion was the new tracking course that some our members attended while at the conference. It was a very informative discussion.
The meeting then shifted to future training dates and team activities. Added to our current training schedule will be an overnight hike on Sept. 14-15. The hike will begin at Shores Lake at 8am and travel up to White Rock, where the participants will overnight and then return to Shores Lake via a different trail.
The meeting was then transferred to Fred Mullen who discussed the events that took place at Wakarusa and Thunder on the Mountain. The discussion related to the searches that occurred and the logistics that were involved.
Author: David Sutter Pictures Courtesy of Ann Sutter