A Helping Hand

Scout Comes to Rescue of Father and Son During Hike on Reservation

What started out as a normal hike on the Reservation, soon became the ultimate example of what it means to be a Scout. Earlier this summer at the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation, Mike Mundy and his 11-year-old disabled son, Sam, found themselves in need of help after they encountered a patch of rough terrain during a hike. They were searching for “Gambler’s Cave” and “Scorpion Hill,” both of which were required destinations to locate in order to win one of the coveted Trading Post Bandanas.

But the hot July sun and rugged landscape began to take its toll on the father and son duo – so much that they soon became overwhelmed and wondered how they would make it back to camp in time. Then, from out of nowhere, a young man appeared. His name was Nathaniel Baggerly, a Scout from Troop 111. Nathan immediately helped the struggling pair by carrying Sam’s crutches and hiking gear as Sam was carried by his father. All three made it safely back to camp and it was all because of Nathaniel’s duty to help other people at all times.

When asked about the ordeal Nathanial simply responded, "I just did the right thing." Thank you Nathanial for being a shining example of what it means to be a Scout.