Overseas Cub Scout Earns Medal of Merit

Scouts across the world show their bravery every day by lending hands to family and friends in need. So far this year, we’ve seen a Boy Scout featured on the Meredith Viera show after saving a Cub Scout from drowning, a Cub Scout recognized by the California Highway Patrol  for directing emergency responders to his injured father, and now, we’re highlighting a Cub Scout who earned the Medal of Merit for helping his mother through an emergency.

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Micah H. and his mother Pia at the Medal of Merit ceremony. (Photo: Facebook/Micah’s Cub Scout Pack)

After hearing her scream, Micah H., of the Transatlantic Council, entered the family’s kitchen to find his mother injured after she spilled a boiling pot of water. He helped her to the shower where he treated her burns with cool water. Then, he brought her the phone so she could call for help.

Micah’s heroic actions took place on Oct. 8, 2013, in Wiesbaden, Germany, when the Scout was 8 years old. Now 10 years old, Micah was awarded the Medal of Merit from the Transatlantic Council in Camp Darby, Italy, on Jan. 15, 2015.

The Medal of Merit is reserved for Scouts who perform an outstanding act that reflects an uncommon degree of concern for the well-being of others.

As for Micah’s view of his heroism, he responded to AFN Wiesbaden, “I didn’t do it for glory. I did it to help my mom.”

Read more about Micah’s great deed by heading to Herald Union.


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