Dennis Stack IV embodied the timeless Boy Scout motto, 'be prepared' when he successfully stabilized his father after a fall from a ladder in August.
Stack, 14 years-old, and his father, Dennis Stack III, were cleaning up the mess left behind by Hurricane Irene when his father fell from a ladder. With scouting knowledge, Stack IV calmly stabilized his father and called emergency services, a move his father says is the "reason he is walking today."
Dennis Stack III suffered a broken hip, four broken ribs and his back broken in three places, according to the News Transcript.
"I learned it all from scouting," Stack IV said after being honored at last week's meeting.
Stack IV has been a Boy Scout since first grade, a member of Troop 86 in Marlboro, and is a freshman at the Freehold Regional High School District’s Law Enforcement and Public Safety Academy at Colts Neck High School. The teen is currently working on obtaining his Eagle Scout rank, the house rank in scouting.
"He used his knowledge from scouting to allow me to walk again today," his father, Stack III said. "I am walking today, because of him."