Looks like they all need some new badges!
Ann Curry, of NBC, was hiking with her son and husband in New Jersey recently when she fell and broke her ankle.
While the guys went off the find help, some boy scouts stopped to see if Miz Curry was okay. They had no idea who she was, until she spoke. Even then, only Scouter Rick Jurgens picked up on her voice.
“We were hiking along, and we came to a trail intersection, and a lady was sitting on the ground with her one leg out. We didn’t think anything of it, but one of the guys asked if everything is OK. She said, ‘No, not really. I think I broke my ankle.’ She told us to keep going, but the guys refused. We work on these requirements, and here’s an opportunity where it was a true test of all those First Class, Second Class first-aid requirements. They got to use it and use it for real. And they did an outstanding job.”
Then when Ann couldn’t even walk, the scouts fashioned a stretcher out of things they found in the woods and a tarp, and escorted her back to her family.
The journalist wrote all nine of them Thank You notes that said:
“I feel enormously lucky you came along at just the right moment, and were so willing to help a stranger in need. You are a credit to the Boy Scouts and to your families, and I want you to know I am deeply grateful for your kindness and skill.”
She also tweeted:
“If you break a leg on on a mountain, I hope Boy Scout Troop 368 finds you. Boy am I glad they found me.”
We’re glad too! The news just wouldn't be the same without Ann Curry!
[Image via WENN.]
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