scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Presenting a Heroism Award
Neil Lupton (NeilLup@AOL.COM
Tue May 02 2000 - 08:26:24 CDT
I had the unique honor last night of presenting a Heroism Award. It was
only the third time I have been involved in a Lifesaving award and this was
very special because the honoree had been a Tiger Cub at the time. An
excerpt from the presentation was:
"I would also like to read to you excerpts from a citation from the National
Court of Honor, Boy Scouts of America. And I would ask you to remember that
the incident occurred when Alex was six years old.
In July of 1999, while on a family vacation in Maine with extended family,
Tiger Cub Alex Davies was near a swimming pool. His three year old cousin
Billy had his flotation devices removed for dinner but was still near the
pool. Alex saw Billy go into the pool and immediately go below the surface.
Without question, quick thinking Alex jumped into the pool, swam to Billy
and plucked him from beneath the water and held his head above the water
until other help arrived. Billy was safe, more scared than hurt by the
Again, remember that at this time, Alex was six.
For his rapid, correct action which potentially saved the life of three year
old Billy, the National Court of Honor, Boy Scouts of America is pleased to
present the Heroism Award for demonstrating Heroism and Skill in saving or att
empting to save a live to Tiger Cub Alex Davies."
Last night, our council honored two of the major industrial leaders in Boston
and our featured honored was Bernard Cardinal Law, the Archbishop of Boston.
But the only person to get a standing ovation from the "A list" leaders of
the greater Boston community was Alex Davies of Pack 7, Dedham MA.