The Boy Scout's motto is "be prepared," but a group of unfortunate scouts from El Paso learned the rest of the slogan is "or die!"

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According to a new report from ABC 7 News, 16 Boy Scouts and nine adults set out for the Gila National Forest in New Mexico for a week-long camping trip as a part of the Boy Scouts program.

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This was October 1st but by October 7th friends and family began to get worried after their loved ones hadn't returned yet.

On October 8th someone was able to get a call out to authorities. They said bad weather, heavy rain, and a flooded river stopped them from being able to leave their campsite.

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But even after the call to the New Mexico State Police, the bad weather continued to prevent a rescue attempt.

Luckily the next day a crew of rescuers were flown in to locate an airlift everyone to safety with help from State Police and the New Mexico National guard.

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According to the Boy Scout's website, the value of scouting is:

Discovery is at the heart of Scouting. Whether it’s a campout, derby car race, or hike on the trail, we believe every adventure helps us uncover a little more about ourselves. We build the foundations for humility and compassion—strengthening character through actions—to prepare youth for a lifetime of leadership.

After reading about what this group of adventurous AND LUCKY El Pasoans had to go threw, it's not hard to believe that value of scouting is REAL.

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