Clad in their iconic tan uniforms, eight Boy Scouts and Scout Leaders of Troop 172 and Troop 93 fanned into a search line amidst the northern Pennsylvania forest area known as “Slate Run.”
Boy Scouts from Troop 172 in Montoursville wrap Christmas ribbon around parking meter posts on West Third Street in the city Saturday. Clockwise from the top left are Tony Miller, 16, Andrew Desanto, 12, Bryan Rupert, 14, and Anthony Desanto, 15.
“The GPS says we keep going, ” yells Boy Scout Bryan Makos, his voice crackling over walkie-talkies in two vehicles behind.
In less than two hours last weekend, members of Boy Scout troops and staffers from Ghost Wings Magazine, using today’s satellite technology, found what 200-plus military men and civilian searchers could not locate using the best available technology in 1946.