Lifesaving and Meritorious Action awards

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These are the Lifesaving and Meritorious Awards that may be awarded at any level.
Boy Scouts can earn the Lifesaving Merit Badge.
Venturers can work on the Lifesaver Ranger Award elective.


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Lifesaving and Meritorious Action awards requirements

Lifesaving awards

  1. The Honor Medal With Crossed Palms may be awarded in exceptional cases to a youth member or adult leader who has demonstrated unusual heroism and extraordinary skill or resourcefulness in saving or attempting to save a life at extreme risk to self.
  2. The Honor Medal may be awarded to a youth member or adult leader who has demonstrated unusual heroism and skill in saving or attempting to save a life at considerable risk to self.
  3. The Heroism Award may be awarded to a youth member or adult leader who has demonstrated heroism and skill in saving or attempting to save life at minimal personal risk.[1]

Meritorious Action awards

  1. The Medal of Merit may be awarded to a youth member or adult leader who has performed an act of service of a rare or exceptional character that reflects an uncommon degree of concern for the well-being of others.
  2. The National Certificate of Merit may be awarded to a youth member or adult leader who has performed a significant act of service that is deserving of special national recognition.

Footnotes

  1. The Heroism Award was retired in late 2012, but was reinstated by the National Court of Honor in February 2018; BSA reinstates Heroism Award, one of three national-level lifesaving awards; Bryan on Scouting blog post; August 29, 2018


The official source for the information shown in this is:
Boy Scout Requirements, 2018 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #641568)

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