The scouts set out a personal locator beacon which allowed the aircraft to electronically determine their location. As the aircraft approached, the aircrew found a large arrow that had been constructed of mylar "space blankets" that pointed the direction the scouts had hiked. The aircrew radioed the mission command center with their location and dispatched a CAP ground search team. They then proceeded in the direction of the arrow and found the second signal a quarter mile away in a clearing in the woods. This time, it was a mylar "X", which indicated that the scouts needed medical attention.
The aircrew then established radio communications with the ground team, and guided them to the location of the scouts. The ground team then performed a hasty search and found four scouts on a trail in the woods.
The troop would like to extend thanks to the Golden Triangle Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol for allowing us to participate in this event.
Photos from that weekend, including photos taken from the aircraft man be viewed here: