As you may have heard, the Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch of the Sante Fe Trail Council (Garden City, KS) outside Walsenburg, CO was completely destroyed by a wildfire. The camp was successfully evacuated last night and all Scouts are safe.
This area is in southern Colorado, and the mandatory evacuation area extends to I-25 on the east side, which is the route the troop will be taking home on Saturday. While the fire is a distance from I-25, we will be monitoring the progress of the fire and advising the adult leaders if an alternate route is necessary.
As for the Black Forest Fire, it is 95 percent contained and poses no threat to the Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch.
Click here for more information on the East Peak Fire.