Liam S. was awarded The Medal of Merit for saving his Assistant Scoutmaster’s life. The Medal of Merit successfully recognizes those who have performed acts of service of a rare or exceptional character that reflect an uncommon degree of concern for the well-being of others. Liam was out on a routine walk with his dog and witnessed his neighbor and Assistant Scout Master Jack collapse. He was able to perform CPR and keep up blood circulation until the EMTs arrived. With Liam’s help, Jack was able to make it to the hospital in a timely manner and recover.
During the night of the ceremony, Jack was able to pin the medal on the young Scout that saved his life. Jack not only thanked Liam but reflected on the importance of the Scout skills he teaches his Troop and other youth. These skills prepare our Scouts for life, to be stellar members of the community, and ultimately can contribute to saving a life.