On January 30, 2014, Eagle Scout Jack Dailey from Troop 240 in the Bronx ran into a nearby apartment that was on fire to save an elderly neighbor and a young child.
He guided them out to safety through the hallways filled with smoke until the fire department arrived. This selfless action on the part of Jack Dailey is evidence of what Scouting teaches young adults.
As a result of Jack’s concern for the well-being of others, his quick thinking in a highly dangerous situation, and willingness to put himself in harm’s way, he was able to rescue his two neighbors, Marion Lawrence and Jake Garrett.
The New York City Scouts and the National Court of Honor were proud to present him on October 16, 2014 at our full board meeting surrounded by family and fellow Scouts with the Honor Medal with Crossed Palms, the highest honor we can bestow.
If you want to read more, check out this story in the New York Daily News.