Michael Auberry,12 Year Old Boy Scout Missing in Doughton State Park in NC


12 year old Boy Scout Michael Auberry has been missing since Saturday in Doughton State Park located near Stone Mountain State Park in North Carolina.


Get the full story, details, descriptions and updates at Missing & Exploited.

Posted March 18, 2007 by
Missing Persons | 15 comments

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    15 Responses to “Michael Auberry,12 Year Old Boy Scout Missing in Doughton State Park in NC”

    1. joe bear on March 18th, 2007 10:35 pm

      This something I have knowledge about.It shouldn’t have happened.the Scouts use the Buddy system and have for over 50 years.this is a trail,that is easy to follow.This should not have happened.I hope and pray for his quick and safe return.

    2. bleachedblack on March 18th, 2007 10:54 pm

      Hmmmmm, this is sad.IMO Someome needs to talk long and hard to the adult that stayed in camp with the young man. Don’t want to point fingers, this is a terrible situation. I just think it is unlikely the young man would have wandered so far he was not be able to find his way back to camp. Hope I am very very wrong.


      SM:   I have the same feeling.   Was the boy traumatized in some way and he ran off?   Why would he leave?   (klaasend)

    3. vicki on March 19th, 2007 8:59 am

      I pray they find him quickly. Its cold up there.

    4. ldstlou on March 19th, 2007 9:20 am

      Ditto above…and what happened to the “two deep” rule. TWO adults should be with children at all times. A child is NEVER!!! allowed to be alone with an adult!!! I learned this is Tiger Scouts!! They teach this from the beginning. Something very fishy went on!! imo

    5. joe bear on March 19th, 2007 9:39 am

      It is never one adult.Scout rules,but some of the older scouts could have been bullying,but the adult should have seen it and stopped it

    6. Brenda on March 19th, 2007 12:52 pm

      This is happening about 1 hr south of where I live. These mountains are rough (what mountains aren’t??) and I was lost myself one time for about 4 hrs. When I first married and moved to VA., I went alone into the mountain-land part of the farm. (243 acres against n’tl forrest). Anyway, this was nearly 20 years ago and I simply got turned around in unfamiliar woods. (Trust me…looking for that “familiar downed tree” don’t work well amoung thousands of trees.)

      I was 24 at the time and critical thinking wasn’t coming easy as dusk set in. I didn’t want to be a news story!! I finally found a wet-season creek that had dried. I followed it until I got to a creek. Kept going until I got to a bigger creek and eventually about 2 miles down the road from where I parked. I was mad once I felt “safe”..but really, worried up until I saw the hard-top. Also, since on private land, I was well armed and STILL worried as hell!!

      This kid has to be scared out of his wits. We’ve got coyote, bear, bobcat, etc. around here as well (still too cold for snakes, thank God.) HOpe he is ok.


    7. Scared Monkeys on March 20th, 2007 11:25 am

      Found Alive!!

    8. Brenda on March 20th, 2007 11:44 am

      Yes. Very, wonderful news.


    9. Miss-Underestimated on March 20th, 2007 12:26 pm

      Happy news today, Michael is found alive and well.

      Oh Happy Day

    10. Deano on March 20th, 2007 7:40 pm

      Wondering if anyone knows if Michael Auberry has an autistic disorder.

    11. Jenn on March 21st, 2007 4:48 am

      No, he’s not autistic. He has ADD. But that isn’t a reason to do what he did. Everyone is happy he’s alive and all but it’s his own fault. He wandered away because he was “homesick” and decided to hike to the highway to hitchhike home. I think somebody owes alot of people an apology.

    12. Rachel on March 21st, 2007 12:24 pm

      Is Michael a special education student? Why would he have thought it was OK to wander away from his Boy Scout group? At 12 years old, he should know better than that and should be scolded, and it’s disgraceful if he isn’t.

    13. Vince on March 21st, 2007 12:29 pm

      This child is spoiled. He wanted a freaking helicopter to get him out of there! His father said the boy thanked the rescue dog “even though he ate the peanut butter crackers they gave him”. And the Associated Press article says “He (the father) said Michael had been reluctant to go on the trip. The boy had asked his dad if he would give him $5 if he didn’t have a good time.” Spoiled! I hope that this father has to pay for the whole rescue effort, at the very least! Maybe it isn’t too late for daddy to teach the little brat that you don’t always get your own way, but Daddy almost seems to be condoning his actions. The Scouts should definitely throw him out, if he doesn’t just quit in a tantrum.

    14. Deano on March 21st, 2007 1:24 pm

      I wouldn’t automatically assume Michael’s decision to leave camp unannounced, and his statements made when rescued, reflect a “spoiled” child or that he necessarily “should know better.” There can be several factors influencing children’s thinking, judgment and behavior, including unidentified neurological concerns.

    15. Josh on March 21st, 2007 1:52 pm

      What an insufferable little brat. I pray to God that his parents are forced to financially compensate all the volunteer rescuers for their wasted time looking for this privileged, whiny, coddled child.

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