Part of the Boy Scout oath reads as follows:
“On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times…”
But what if the “person” in crises is……a dog? That is exactly the challenge the honorable Boy Scouts of Pack 513 faced when they heard the story about a dachshund/beagle mix named Noah.
Sadly, Noah’s legs had been paralyzed after an unfortunate run-in with an automobile. The Scout troop was moved by the story of this brave pup that had beaten the odds time and time again: first surviving the accident, then being saved at the last moment from a fate of euthanization after a kind soul by the name of Vandie Enloe offered to foster Noah after she caught wind of his tragic story on Facebook.
The Boy Scouts rallied together to help create a new life for the disabled dog. With little more than inspiration and a dogged persistence, the boys set out to create a replacement for his hind legs – wheels! It took three tries, countless measurements, and more than one failed prototype, but in the end their perseverance paid off. Thanks to troop 513, Noah has a new doggy wheelchair – and a new lease on life.
Eleven-year-old Boy Scout Talon Lewis will tell you that you might have trouble keeping up with Noah these days, so watch out world!