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Rebuilding continues at Little Sioux Scout Ranch

posted Aug 30, 2008, 9:59 AM by Boy Scout Troop 856   [ updated Aug 30, 2008, 10:00 AM by Boy Scout Troop 856 ]

BLENCOE, Iowa - Progress is being made on rebuilding the Little Sioux Scout Ranch after a deadly spring tornado.

Four Boy Scouts were killed and 48 others were hurt when the twister hit the western Iowa camp on June 11.

The basement of the ranger's home, which was destroyed, is now complete. The house should be finished by the end of September.

Work is also continuing on a creek crossing and the main valley has been cleared of nearly all tornado debris. A volunteer team will return in mid-September to continue clearing damaged trees.

Officials say the Mid-America Council of the Boy Scouts of America has received nearly $370,000 in donations toward the $1.8 million project to rebuild the camp.