Sunday, October 21, 2007

Good Scouts on the A.T.

A story on Philadelphia's Action News ABC channel 6 web site titled "Boy Scouts Celebrated as Heroes" by Denise James relates how Scouts from Troop 226 from Rockledge, Montgomery County, PA performed an evacuation of a 41-year old hiker who had fallen 5 feet from a cliff and gashed her head open. One of the troop leaders is a cop and another is a paramedic; when they determined that the hiker shouldn't hike the 6 miles out to the trailhead, the Scouts put made up a stretcher and carried her out to the medivac helicopter.

All that stuff you learn in first aid class sometimes actually gets used!

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