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Great Rivers Council, BSAAdvancementAdvancement & AwardsLife Saving & Meritorious Action Awards

Lifesaving & Meritorious Action Awards

National awards for lifesaving and meritorious action are made only for outstanding and unusual acts that demonstrate unusual heroism, skill, or bravery and reflect Scouting ideals, based on the following criteria:

Heroism is defined as conduct exhibiting courage, daring, skill, and self-sacrifice.

Skill is defined as the ability to use one's knowledge effectively in execution or performance.  Special attention is given to skills earned in Scouting.

These awards may be awarded to any registered youth member or adult leader. Click here to download the application of recommendation. After completing that form and providing all requested information & documentation, send it to the Council Office.

 

Lifesaving Awards

Honor Medal With Crossed Palms

The Honor Medal With Crossed Palms may be awarded in exceptional cases to a youth member or adult leader who has demonstrated unusual heroism and extraordinary skill or resourcefulness in saving or attempting to save a life at extreme risk to self

 

Honor Medal

The Honor Medal may be awarded to a youth member or adult leader who has demonstrated unusual heroism and skill in saving or attempting to save a life at considerable risk to self

 

Meritorious Action Awards

Medal of Merit


The Medal of Merit may be awarded to a youth member or adult leader who has performed some outstanding act of service of a rare or exceptional character that reflects an uncommon degree of concern for the well-being of others

 

National Certificate of Merit

The National Certificate of Merit may be awarded to a youth member or adult leader who has performed a significant act of service that is deserving of special national recognition.