A St. Charles boy just earned an honor few ever do: a Boy Scouts of American Medal of Merit, for saving another little boy’s life. Connor Doherty, 8, jumped into a swimming pool without hesitation as a 3 year old was sinking fast, back in November. Tuesday, he to lead the Cub Scout District Council meeting in the pledge of allegiance, plus a lot more.
Each year the Boy Scouts of America makes changes to the advancement requirements.
These changes will be listed in the Boy Scout Requirements Book (BSA Publication No. 33215) which is published yearly. Please note that the Merit Badge Pamphlets may or may not reflect the changes depending on when they are published. The requirements in the annual Boy Scout Requirements Book supersedes the requirements in the Merit Badge pamphlets.
The following Merit Badges have requirement changes set for 2009:
– Auto Mechanics became “Automotive Maintenance”
– Coin Collecting
– Emergency Preparedness
– Farm Mechanics
– Indian Lore
– Insect Study
– Landscape Architecture
A 15-year-old Maldive Boy Scout saved the President of Maldives from an assassination attempt earlier today.
Speaking with the people of Hoarafushi, the President said that he was grateful to Almighty Allah for saving him. He thanked Mohamed Jaisham Ibrahim, a Boy Scout of Hoarafushi who saw the assailant’s attempt and successfully deflected the attack. He also thanked the boy’s family, wished Jaisham a speedy and full recovery, expressing sadness over the fact that the boy suffered serious injuries.