All the wire services have the story. A Boy Scout leader and three Scouts were exploring the entrance of a cave. A bear attacked the leader. He hit the bear with his rock hammer, the Scouts called 911, he got airlifted, now they are trying to find the bear. All wrapped up in four short paragraphs.
Getting mauled by a bear is not all of it. Right there in the story is the unspoken problem the Scout Leader and the Troop will face. It was one leader, alone with three Scouts. It might be okay for the Scouts to go hiking alone, but it is a policy violation in Scouting in the modern era for one adult leader to be with Scouts by himself.
You can't even email a Scout unless you CC the Scout's parent or other leaders to ensure the contact is appropriate.
And you're supposed to self report any policy violations.
By the time this is over, he'll probably wish he was back in the cave with the bear.