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July 24, 2020, by Victor Rivera

Scouts BSA and Cub Scouts Saving Lives

Scouting saves lives and we will look back at some newsworthy stories that deserve more attention.  (These stories are “Pre-Covid-19” so don’t expect social distancing or face masks).   These young heroes from throughout the United States took “being prepared” to heart and acted on what Scouting teaches.  The survivors are grateful and we applaud these Scouting heroes.

We start off with an article from two years ago from our Scoutingnewsroom titled:

9-year-old Scout Saves His Mother’s Life

“Thanks to a young man’s quick-thinking and emergency training in Scouting, a mother is alive and well today after her son jumped into action to save her.” 

Photo credit WSB-TV 2 Atlanta.

Click here to >>READ MORE<< or click/tap the picture above.

Now, let’s look at a Scout from Sugarland, Texas.

Sugar Land Boy Scout saves life of 87-year-old neighbor

Ben Davis, who was 13 years old at the time, was playing basketball outside his home on July 2, 2018, when he heard what sounded like faint cries, according to a Great Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network news release.

Photo credit Houston Chronicle. 

Click here to >>READ MORE<< or click/tap the picture above.

Our next Scouting hero is an Eagle Scout from the Pacific Northwest.

Joseph M. of the Grand Columbia Council was on vacation with his family in Maui when he spotted a man from the beach struggling in the water and screaming for help. Joseph was with his dad walking along the beach when he immediately dropped his things to aid the drowning man.

Story and photo credits Scoutingwire and NBC Right Now.

Click here to >>READ MORE<< or either of two pictures above.

Last but certainly not least, we come back to Texas to feature a young Scout from La Vernia, Texas.

Cub Scout Lane Mokry’s quick response saves 3-year-old from drowning

Alamo Area Council of Boy Scouts of America has awarded Lane Mokry with the National Certificate of Merit for his alertness and use of Scout skills.

Story and photo credit La Vernia News.

Click here to >>READ MORE<< or click/tap the picture above.


Two out of the four stories involved water rescues.  That makes the work done recently at our Longhorn Council’s Swimming and Lifesaving Merit Badge Academy especially important.  We congratulated our volunteers in our recent story.  Click/tap below to read more.

Merit Badge Requirements for Swimming and Lifesaving Completed by 85 Local Scouts

We have several programs and we are proud of all of them.  We will bring you more heroic stories from each.

If you are a parent looking for a fun program for your kids or you are new to our area, please join our Membership Facebook Group and IHUB Membership page so we can guide you into joining the fun at Longhorn Council.

You have been “officially invited” to join us. 

Family Fun Fest– go ahead and mark Saturday, August 8, 2020 on your calendars so you can participate in this virtual event.  You will be able to “Build Your Adventure.”  Don’t miss it.

Family Fun Fest


Yours in Scouting Service,


Victor Rivera | Director of Marketing and Communications

Boy Scouts of America Longhorn Council
850 Cannon Drive | P.O. Box 54190
Hurst, Texas 76054-3191
P 817-231-8500
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