What to Do if You Get Separated from Your Group

Getting lost or separated from the group can be a scary thing. A great way to remember what to do is to think about the acronym STOP.

Stay Put – it’s much easier for your group to be able to find you if you stay where you are. Find a safe space and stay there.

Think – Think about the resources that you have available to you. Build your confidence by being prepared and considering your situation.

Observe – Observe your surroundings. Is it getting dark? Are there dangerous surroundings? Is there any shelter nearby?

Plan – Don’t panic. Take a deep breath and determine how you can conserve energy.

Getting separated from the group doesn’t have to be so overwhelming and scary. Keep a level head, and your leaders will find you.