CHIPLEY - Lieutenant Standland recently attended the annual Woodmen of the World Youth Camp to speak with the Holmes Creek girls of Washington and Holmes Counties. He spoke with the girls about the importance of being aware of their surroundings and being safety conscious when out in public.

The story of the kidnapping and return of Elizabeth Smart was told to the group, as they were reminded to never give up and always fight back if they find themselves in harm's way.

"Always let your family know when you leave your location, your direction of travel, and when you arrive at your destination in case an emergency arises," Lt. Standland said. "It is always a good idea to call someone and remain on the phone as you leave your location if you are by yourself."