The lessons learned in Scouting change lives and sometimes even help to save them. At one of his first meetings, Ryan A., a 7-year-old Tiger Cub from Pack 4282 in Independence, learned all about how to deal with emergencies at home through the "Safe & Smart" Tiger Elective. The following week his den visited the Sugar Creek Fire Department where the lessons learned were re-enforced. Ryan was definitely paying attention because he would soon put what he learned into action.
Just a few short weeks later, Ryan’s 78-year-old grandmother, who lives next door, was fixing dinner. As she turned around her feet became entangled and fell, hitting her head which left her unconscious. Ryan’s 15-year-old cousin ran next door to Ryan’s house, and banged on the door yelling, “Help, grandma has fallen." Without hesitation, 7-year-old Ryan picked up the phone and called 911. Soon after, first responders arrived in time and were able to attend to Ryan's grandmother.
After a night in the hospital she is now at home doing well thanks to Ryan and the lessons he learned as a Cub Scout. Great job Ryan and for being prepared for anything!