A statue in memory of four Boy Scouts who were killed in a tornado will be dedicated two years to the day the twister struck their camp in western Iowa’s Harrison County. Fourteen-year old Aaron Eilerts, of Eagle Grove, Iowa, and three Omaha, Nebraska, teens died June 11, 2008, and 48 people were injured, when a large tornado tore through the Little Sioux Scout Ranch.
This coming June 11th, a statue being erected at the Durham Scout Center in Omaha, will pay tribute to the teens. A permanent memorial for Eilerts, 13-year-olds Josh Fennen and Sam Thomsen and 14-year-old Ben Petrzilka, is also being planned at the Little Sioux Camp, but the details have not yet been finalized.
By Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic