As more boys got sick, Rogers enlisted the help of the Haywood County Health Department in nearby Waynesville. Nearly two dozen campers showed flu-like symptoms, but only two have been confirmed as being H1N1, according to Rogers.
Troop leaders e-mailed updates to parents of the Atlanta scouts. Some parents opted to pick up their children Friday morning, and others returned home Friday evening, according to Ed Cerbone, assistant troop leaders.
On Saturday, many of the boys, including 11-year-old Matthew Cooper, were tested at local health departments. Matthew's test was negative, but his mom is still on alert.
"He still could test positively for it because it's got a long incubation time," Christine Cooper said.
There have been 41 confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus in Georgia as of Wednesday, according to the state Division of Public Health. The outbreak was first traced to Mexico in April.
The World Health Organization on Tuesday declared the spread of the virus a pandemic.
The camp staff spent the day cleaning to prepare for the arrival of the next group of campers Sunday morning.
"We have scrubbed the camp top to bottom," Rogers said Saturday evening. All of the troop leaders heading to camp have been advised to do temperature checks before leaving home.
With camp season just under way, Rogers said hundreds of troops from 15 states and Saudi Arabia are planning to attend camp this summer. When campers arrive at Daniel Boone, staff will be ready with thermometers in hopes of preventing the spread of illness.
"The goal is to get everyone here, have a good week, and send them home in the same shape we got them," Rogers said.