HONORING BOY SCOUT TROOP 368 OF BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NEW JERSEY; Congressional Record Vol. 160, No. 97
(Extensions of Remarks - June 20, 2014)

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      HONORING BOY SCOUT TROOP 368 OF BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NEW JERSEY

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                           HON. LEONARD LANCE

                             of new jersey

                    in the house of representatives

                        Thursday, June 19, 2014

  Mr. LANCE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Boy Scout Troop 368 of 
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey for a recent act of heroism. During a hike 
through Harriman State Park, in New York State, these young men came 
across a woman who had injured her leg.
  The Scouts realized this women was in immediate need of assistance 
and through quick thinking, resourcefulness and training, successfully 
splinted her leg and attempted to relieve her of immediate pain.
  The Scouts also realized that she would be unable to navigate the 
mountain on her own and constructed a make-shift stretcher of two 
sturdy sticks and a tarp. Upon its completion, they used the stretcher 
to deliver the woman safely to her family waiting at the foot of the 
mountain.
  In accordance with the Boy Scout Oath, these young men meet their 
duty to other people: to help people in need and to lend a helping hand 
to make life easier for someone else.
  It was not until after they performed their duties that they were 
informed the woman they assisted was NBC News journalist Ann Curry. Ms. 
Curry has proudly thanked these Scouts in the media and brought them 
many deserving accolades.
  These young men proved themselves as Scouts and as citizens of high 
character and responsibility. I congratulate the Scouts of Boy Scout 
Troop 368 on a job well done.

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