This Award is meant for All scouts, Venturer scouts.
The Honor Medal is presented to Scouts and Scouters who have shown courage in attempting to save a life with personal risk
This award has been presented posthumously to Scouts who have died while attempting to save the life of another.
In very exceptional cases the award is presented with crossed gold palms to Scouts and Scouters who have attempted to save a life at great personal risk
demonstrating exceptional heroism and extraordinary skill or resourcefulness. Knot Description
: Red on green knot on tan background with yellow border. Award Requirements
: Submit a recommendation with this Nomination Form
. The National Court of Honor decides the merits of a submitted act and decides which, if any, recognition is awarded.
Jun 28, 2013 - Sharon E.
On 6/28/2013 my son, who is a scout in Troop 773 saved his friends life from choking! Aaron E., my son was with his friend Dalton at his house playing video games and eating crackers when Dalton starting making a funny sound, stood up and began showing the sign of some one choking. Dalton held his hands around his throat, which made my son Aaron realize his friend was in trouble. Without heitation Aaron performed the Heimlich on his friend and saw the food fly out of his mouth. Daltons mom heard the noise and came in to check and Aaron told her the story. Dalton was scared and crying but was ok. Daltons mom was so happy she thanked my son over and over and kissed him! I am so proud of my son and wanted someone else to know too! Thank you, Sharon E.
Jun 28, 2013 - Yukon Jack
@ Sharon. Congrats to your son, quite the quick thinker indeed! However, as the Honor Medal requires at least some degree of risk to self, this award might not get approved. (This is the textbook example of what the Heroism Medal was made for, which is why I am baffled as to why the National COH discontinued it in 2012.) I'd wager your son could get awarded the Medal of Merit for using scouting skills to save a life when he was not in peril himself. Good luck.
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