Little Sioux Scout Ranch Scouts Nominated for “Most Inspiring Person of the Year”

The Boy Scouts involved in the Little Sioux Scout Ranch tornado have been nominated for beliefnet’s “Most Inspiring Person of the Year” award.

After a tornado ripped through their camp near Blencoe, Iowa, last June, dozens of Boy Scouts, ages 13 to 18, performed bravely and selflessly. As their fellow scouts lay bleeding and emergency workers struggled to reach their remote camp, these teenagers dug survivors from the rubble, performed first aid, and comforted the injured.

The Boy Scouts who survived the tornado–and those who did not–are nominated as Beliefnet’s Most Inspiring People of the Year for refusing to give in to self-pity, fear, or panic in the chaos of a great disaster.

There are 10 nominees for this award, and the Scouts have a real chance to win. As I write this post, the Boy Scouts are in second place with 25% of the votes, the winner only has 28%.

To vote for the Boy Scouts as the most inspiring, visit Voting ends on December 4th! You must vote today!

The winner of this award receives a donation to the charity of their choice.

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I just voted and the Little Sioux Scouts were at 26%, the winner was at 27%. We are closing the gap. Vote fast.

By Jim on December 5th, 2008 at 10:39 am

Just checked and they are tied with 27%… if you haven’t voted please don’t wait!

By Dan on December 5th, 2008 at 12:24 pm

Scouts in the lead with 28%!

Second place is at 26%

By Dan on December 5th, 2008 at 3:11 pm

Voting closed.

“Your top three picks are our most Inspiring finalists. As we do every year, the editors of Beliefnet will now make the final choice. Come back December 10 to see who won!”

By Dan on December 5th, 2008 at 4:22 pm


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