Re: Cub saves a life?
Lawrence E. Faust (lfaust@ATLANTIC.NET)
Sun, 22 Jun 1997 12:20:43 -0400
> There is a Cub Scout, First year Webelos, in a small
> swimming pool at a condominium. There is one adult in the pool and two
> others approaching with a toddler between them. The toddler, less than
> two years old and dressed in diaper, shoes and dress, breaks away and
> runs for the pool. She falls in and sinks in five feet of water.
> The Cub, standing in three feet of water goes under, swims to the
> pulls her up and gets her to the side of the pool just as the three adults
> converge on the spot. The toddler is no worse for the dunking and the
> three adults would have been able to reach the girl within 20 or so
> seconds if the Cub had not been on the spot and reacted....<SNIP>
> The third adult was a stranger and after congratulating the Cub was never
> seen again. There was no notice of the incident in any media and the way
> I heard about the story was from one of the grandparents, who just wanted
> me to know how proud she was.
> Do I reccomend this Cub for a medal?
YES!!! There shouldn't even be a question.
Medal, ceremony, whole 9 yards, along with media coverage (featuring
interviews with witnesses, grandparents, parents of toddler, Cub, and his
parents. Possibly even his swimming instructor at Day Camp).
Not only does this Cub need to be recognized for his heroism, but everyone
needs to know about what Scouting does.
Scouting is a way of life,
Cub Scout Pack 303
Gulf Ridge Council
(visit us at http://rio.atlantic.net/~lfaust/pack303/index.html)
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