Scouts in the News
- - (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.”
- - 14 -year-old Northfield Boy Scout Karsten Singh saved his dad from drowning after a freak hot tub accident. He received the national organization’s prestigious Honor Medal
A Northfield teenager who saved his father from drowning after a hot tub accident credits his Boy Scout training for helping him be prepared for the crisis.
In recognition of his efforts, the Boy Scouts of America awarded Karsten Singh the Honor Medal. He received the national award during ceremonies in St. Paul last week.