Too bad there isn’t a Boy Scout badge for saving a celeb.
Members of Troop 368, from Berkeley Heights, NJ, rescued TV journalist Ann Curry last month when she broke her ankle while hiking in Harriman State Park.
After discovering Ann sitting on the ground, the troop sprung into action and put their first aid training to good use. According to Scouting Magazine, they splinted the former ‘Today Show’ host’s ankle and even made a makeshift stretcher to carry her down Bear Mountain. (Apparently, all you need are some large sticks and a tarp.)
Ann was so grateful, she wrote letters to the boys who saved the day. “I feel enormously lucky you came along at just the right moment, and were so willing to help a stranger in need,” she wrote. “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 gave the troop a well-deserved shout-out on her Twitter page. “If you break a leg on a mountain, I hope Boy Scout Troop 368 finds you. Boy am I glad they found me,” she tweeted.
Way to go, Troop 368.