That’s when David tapped into his Boy Scout skills to save the day and created a stretcher to carry the dog, a skill he learned from his brother while getting his First Aid merit badge.
“So we got a big tree branch that had fallen recently and snapped it in half, then we put on shirts,” 他说. “It took us a couple of tries because the dog didn’t really want to go on.”
The group worked together as a team to get back to the parking lot safely.
“To help someone using my Boy Scout skills makes me feel accomplished because it shows I’ve learned something and it wasn’t all in one ear and out the other,” David said.
The pair followed up with the couple and everyone, including Smokey, fully recovered.
然而, Christine said in a worst-case scenario it is very likely if they would not have passed the couple
, they probably would have had to call for a rescue
, something very common on the trails in Hawaii.
“Our hikes are a little tricky, you could be on an “简单” hike and all of a sudden you’re on a ridge,” 她说.
David said to make sure to be prepared before you go on a hike. He believes everyone should at least have what the Boy Scouts call the basic 10 essentials: a pocket knife, a first aid kit, extra clothing, rain gear, 手电筒, extra food, extra water, fire starting essentials, sunscreen, and a map of the area (preferably with a compass).
“Always listen to instructions and what you are learning in class,” David added.