A ceremony was held over the weekend at the Boy Scout camp in western Iowa where a tornado killed four scouts in 2008. The tornado killed three Omaha boys and 14-year-old Aaron Eilerts of Eagle Grove, Iowa, in addition to injuring nearly 50 other boys and adult leaders and leveling much of the Little Sioux Scout Ranch.
The ceremony on Saturday was to dedicate several of the buildings at the Harrison County camp that have been rebuilt, all through volunteer labor and with donated supplies. It includes a storm shelter that can reportedly withstand winds up to 250 miles an hour.
The camp’s new ranger says he’s confident the new shelter will keep scouts safe, but he adds that he hopes it’s never put to the test by another twister.