In the river, there's a twisted pile of metal and glass, all full of bones. Joshua says they were scouts, but they looked awful small to me.”— Follows-Chalk
The crashed scout bus is a Boy Scout bus that fell off the highway and crashed into a small creek-like area, killing the Scouts it was carrying and their caretakers. Upon impact, the bus split in two, tossing everyone and everything around. In total, eighteen people died: sixteen Boy Scouts, a Scout Master, and the driver.
The force of the crash, and the split in the bus's frame, deposited some of its occupants and their possessions in the creek bed. Most of both remained inside the bus, however, including a quest-related, broken (but repairable) compass.
- Broken compass required for the quest Roadside Attraction.
- The compass sensor module can also be found right near the broken compass in the hand of a skeleton.
The childrens' skeletons are actually downsized adult skeletons as evidenced by their incorrect proportions.