Pictured (L to R) are, front row: David King, Parker Kelley, Sean Stabler, Ross Moore. Grant Bibler, Ryan Harris, Jacob Hawn, Alex Jordan, Grayden Dunham; back row: Chris Seibold, Ross Minear, Chase Madsen, Dillon King, Will Bibler, Joe Hawn, Meraley Fugate, Nick Hawn and Ryan Seibold. Photo provided
Pictured (L to R) are, front row: David King, Parker Kelley, Sean Stabler, Ross Moore. Grant Bibler, Ryan Harris, Jacob Hawn, Alex Jordan, Grayden Dunham; back row: Chris Seibold, Ross Minear, Chase Madsen, Dillon King, Will Bibler, Joe Hawn, Meraley Fugate, Nick Hawn and Ryan Seibold. Photo provided
The Search and Rescue Merit Badge was introduced to Scouting in 2012.
Assistant Scoutmaster Joe Hawn, of Boy Scout Troop 715, who serves on the Warsaw Police Department Dive Team, was the merit badge counselor.
On an overnighter at the Nye Youth Cabin near Center Lake, the Scouts did an evening classroom session on the subject. Then Saturday morning, the Scouts ventured outside on the Center Lake ice.  Warsaw Officer Ross Minear, also of the Dive Team, assisted Hawn by putting on a wetsuit and jumping in the water for the Scouts to rescue. Each rescue team took turns trying the rope and the ladder methods.
On Friday evening, the Scouts also went to the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department's shooting range. They enjoyed pizza plus a Dutch-oven peach cobbler prepared by Senior Patrol Leader Chase Madsen.
Assisting Hawn from Troop 715 were Leaders David King, Bill Bibler, Chris Seibold, Diane and Reed Madsen.