Lifesaving and Meritorious Action awards

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== Award requirements ==
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{{Otheruses|''These are the '''Lifesaving and Meritorious Awards''' that may be awarded at any level.<br>Boy Scouts can earn the [[Lifesaving|Lifesaving Merit Badge]].<br>Venturers can work on the [[Lifesaver (Ranger Award elective)|Lifesaver]] Ranger Award elective.''}}
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National awards for lifesaving and meritorious action are made only for outstanding and unusual acts that demonstrate unusual heroism, skill, or bravery and reflect Scouting ideals, based on the following criteria:
 
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:1. '''Honor Medal with Crossed Palms'''. Has demonstrated unusual heroism and extraordinary skill or resourcefulness in saving or attempting to save a life ''at extreme risk to self''.
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:2. '''Honor Medal'''. Has demonstrated unusual heroism and skill or resourcefulness in saving or attempting to save life ''at considerable risk to self''.
 
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:3. '''Heroism Award'''. Has demonstrated heroism and skill in averting serious injury or saving or attempting to save life ''at minimum risk to self''.
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:4. '''Medal of Merit'''. 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.
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== Notes ==
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:5. '''National Certificate of Merit'''. Has performed a significant act of service that is deserving of special national recognition. ''Note:'' If the action is deserving of merit but does not qualify for a national award, the Scout may be eligible for the Local Council Certificate of Merit, No. 33732.
 
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Heroism is defined as conduct exhibiting courage and daring, skill, and self-sacrifice.
 
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Skill is defined as the ability to use one's knowledge effectively in execution or performance. Special attention is given to skills earned in Scouting.
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== Help with these requirements ==
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''Source: 2007 Boy Scout Requirements (33215)''
 
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== Notes ==
 
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== Help with these requirements ==
 
== External links ==
== External links ==
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*[http://www.scouting.org/factsheets/02-521.html Lifesaving or Meritorious Action Awards] - A BSA Fact Sheet
*[http://www.scouting.org/factsheets/02-521.html Lifesaving or Meritorious Action Awards] - A BSA Fact Sheet
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Revision as of 21:36, October 14, 2008

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

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