Independence Scout Earns Heroism Award

Honored During Special Court of Honor

Independence Scout Earns Heroism Award

An Independence Scout is being honored after he put the lessons he learned in Scouting into action. While on vacation with his family in Hawaii, Webelos Scout Alexander T. heard a woman scream for help while at the beach swimming. Alexander was already in the water and without hesitation made his way to where the cries for help originated.

Despite being in shallow water and able to stand, Alexander quickly learned that the woman had a cramp, could not swim and was dangerously close to the undertow. Alexander remained calm and was later able to bring the woman to shore safely. 


Because of his heroic actions, Alexander, now a Scout in Troop 1865, was presented the BSA's Heroism Award during a special Court of Honor at St. Marks Catholic Church. Congratulations Alexander for your quick thinking and for being a great example of what a Scout truly is.