Gardner Scout Honored with BSA Medal of Merit

Administers emergency first aid

Gardner Scout Honored with BSA Medal of Merit

A Gardner, KS Scout is being recognized with the BSA's Medal of Merit after rendering first aid when her father needed help.

When Molly M's dad fell last year, she knew exactly what to do because of the lessons she learned in Scouting. Molly's dad, an avid hockey player, was practicing on dry land and rollerblading when he inadvertently tripped and struck the back of his head on the pavement. The force of the fall caused a bleeding head wound and potential concussion. That's when Molly sprung into action. She immediately assessed the situation, stabilized her father and retrieved a first aid kit from their vehicle. She then carefully elevated her father, applied pressure and bandaged the head wound on site.

Because she was prepared, Molly was presented the BSA's Medal of Merit at her crossover ceremony this weekend. This rare award is only presented to Scouts who perform an exceptional act of service that reflects an uncommon degree of concern for the well-being of others.

Congratulations Molly for being a Scout that we can all be proud of!