Scouts in the News

  1. Chicago Boy Scout To Receive Special Award For Shielding Girlfriend From Bullets - (CBS) – This evening – a South Side teenager will get an award from the Boy Scouts of America: an honor only a few other scouts have ever received in this country. It is the Honor Medal. Since 1923, fewer than 2,500 have been given out by the Boy Scouts. And now 18-year-old Lawrence Sellers – a senior at King High School – is getting one because he shielded his girlfriend from bullets just over a year ago – and he was shot in the leg. It was the same incident where Hadiya Pendleton was killed. Sellers says he’s not an “awards person.” “It’s not – well, it’s a big deal but I just feel like you don’t deserve an award for doing what’s right.”