How Scouting Stuck with This Texas Man Stuck in a Tree

Keeping calm under pressure is a lesson Scouts learn on day one of the program. Even through adulthood, Scouting’s teachings ring true and come in handy when you least expect it.

So when Kerry Packer from Austin, Texas got stuck in a tree after his car was swept away in severe floods, he credited Scouting for helping him weather the storm.

Hear Packer’s interview with KVUE while he was stationed 20 feet up in a tree and listen for why he says Scouting helped him keep his cool. For the full story, head to USA Today.

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Hayley Cordaro is a communications specialist at the Boy Scouts of America. She loves sharing inspiring success stories and uncovering new ways volunteers and employees can make the most of their Scouting experience. If you have story ideas or questions, reach out to us at