The Carrico sisters’ 44-hour survival in the wilderness was no miracle; they were well trained by their parents and 4-H Club.
The two girls became lost last Friday after following a deer trail from their home.
After realizing they were lost, the girls used their survival skills and chose to take shelter under a tree and drank water from huckleberry leaves.
They used their mental skills as well and remained calm. Huddling together for warmth, they told stories to one another to pass the time away.
Two firefighters found them Sunday by using their own set of skills and tracked them to their shelter location.
The girl’s parents are heroes too. They prepared the girls for a situation like this, and it paid off. The kids themselves said they learned a lot from camping with their parents.
Have you trained your kids to survive?
4-H kids learning is based on their interests and guided by adult mentors. They develop their own pathway and elect from a broad menu of local 4‑H programs.
Programs are available through local 4‑H clubs, 4‑H camps, in-school and after-school programs. With the support of adult mentors, youth select from a menu of hands-on project ideas to complete. 4‑H programs are available for children ages 8-18. 4‑H Cloverbud programs are available for children ages 5-7.