Truly High Adventure – Scouts hoisted out of The Grand Canyon
Check this story on ABC.com on a group of Boy Scouts caught in that Grand Canyon flash flooding. It is a great story about how the local American Indians helped keep them safe until the National Guard showed up with the heavy hardware and hoisted them out.
I found the troop’s website, in a powerpoint presentation for the Grand Canyon trip, which they presumably presented to the boys and parents before they left, they stressed preparation saying::
“The success of this trip depends on planning, support, and preparation”
And it appears Troop 21 did prepare well for the trip. Parents quoted in other news stories say the boys trained for a year with various campouts and hikes. They are not an LDS troop, it appears they are chartered out of a local school there in New Jersey. It is a great story to share with the boys next time you are talking about being prepared.