Tag Archives: lifesaving

By Pualani Graham
Aug 25, 2016

Bradlee Wharton Receives Medal of Merit

Earlier this week, four members of the council advancement committee and I had the opportunity to present the Medal of Merit to Bradlee Wharton. Brad, at the age of 12, saved the life of a boy at Burraston Ponds in Mona, Utah. In Bradlee’s own words: “My Scout group and I were at Burraston Pond in Mona, […]

By Maria Milligan
Dec 14, 2015

Scout Heroism—Integrity in the Face of Danger

Since its founding over 100 years ago, the Boy Scouts of America has been in the business of saving boys and teaching them to save others. Scouting helps boys develop internal character at the same time it encourages them to focus outside of themselves and serve those around them. This month’s pillar is Integrity—Be prepared […]

By Community Submission
Dec 31, 2014

​Boy Scouts Made Me The Man I Am Today, Here’s How

In this sixth day of Kwanzaa, our focus is creativity (in Swahili it is Kuumba), but is explained this way: To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it. A while back I read this great  blog post by […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jul 05, 2013

Eagle Scout Recognized with Scouting’s Highest Honor for Life Saving

For six years, Kyle prepared — earning merit badges for swimming, life saving and more — for an emergency he never really thought would materialize. But it did materialize around the south side of Santa Cruz Island, in an open ocean rough with whitecaps.  It was day two of a family weekend boat trip when […]