Scouts in Action

They Saved the Baby from the River!


John Fitzgerald, 9, Christian Nanson, 11, and other members of Pack 100 and Troop 100 were swimming in Nebraska’s Platte River when Christian spotted a baby floating facedown in the water.


Listen as they describe how they saved the baby in a true story of Scouts in Action.

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Comments about “They Saved the Baby from the River!”

  1. Anonymous says:

    great job

  2. scout says:

    nice work

  3. Fellowboyscout says:

    You were right comic fan, They did do the right thing. But however, not just Boy Scouts are very brave. A lot of people could do what they (the scouts) do

  4. coadred says:

    that was a very brave thing to do

  5. Comic Fan says:

    U know what, these boys really did the right things because saving people even the baby was a really brave thing to do. That is why boy scouts have a lot of bravery on things.

  6. Carrie says:

    U know what, these boys really did the right things because saving people even the baby was a really brave thing to do. That is why boy scouts have a lot of bravery on things.

  7. spongehenify says:

    Nice Work, Guys!

  8. awesome guy says:

    You guys are awesome, keep saving lives!

  9. Marisol says:

    I think that you guys are hero’s. Thank the Lord that you were there. I believe that the Lord placed you there for a reason. Keep on doing work for the Lord

  10. Tram Guy says:

    Great! You’re life savers!

  11. wackyman says:

    nice job that was a great deed

  12. Mailburro+Alfalfa= Pedro says:

    Did the baby live?

  13. luigi says:

    OMG!you u r heros!I’ve always wanted 2 do something like that!
    GREAT JOB!

  14. alagaderethan says:

    what a life saver

  15. alagaderethan says:

    it was so scary

  16. Anonymous says:

    nice it was amazing

  17. john2ny7 says:

    That was a good thing to do.

  18. spongehen says:

    People like u r sooooooo nice

  19. Johnny says:

    I love yuor story

  20. spongehenry10 says:

    you are a lifesaver!

  21. proud boy scout says:

    whoa thats got to be one BIG rescue!

  22. Eli says:

    All things work together for good for those who love God!

  23. Chrise says:

    That was cool

  24. Old Moose says:

    I was thinking this evening about how much I enjoyed the Scouts in Action illustrated strip that ran in “Boys’ Life” in the 1960s when I was a young man. I loved those true-life stories, and decided to search the web. These audio versions are great, and I’m glad that there’s still at least one illustrated panel to go along with the story. I’m glad to know that S.I.A. is still inspiring young scouts and anyone else who comes to visit the web site.

    (A few months ago I was able to put out a small grass fire near the Berkeley, CA Amtrak station with the help of passersby before the fire department arrived. I felt GREAT about that small act, and I can only imagine how proud the scouts and their parents were about saving the baby from drowning.)

  25. trainkid says:

    they saved a live that day that rocks

  26. Mariomario991 says:

    You guys rock!!! GOD BLESS YOU!!!

  27. Cj says:

    You guys did great!!

  28. cryscas says:

    wow those two boys are life savers

  29. LOL says:

    awesome!!

  30. matman says:

    you guys rock my socks

  31. Anonymous says:

    awesome !!!!!!!! nice job you saved a life

  32. Cam says:

    I can not belive it you guys,I ALWAYS wanted to do something like that.

  33. ladybug says:

    You guys did great!!

  34. ringman says:

    I think my own eyes could not see something something so small thats so awesome

  35. Cdog says:

    this was a very interesting story and also very emotional because the same thing happend to me

  36. Cowboy says:

    I think it would be cool if the “Scouts in Action” were full length animated videos

  37. jfin2 says:

    nice job

  38. JDOG says:

    Great JOB!! You guys are Heroes! I’m sure ever parent in this world thinks the world of ya’ll.

  39. Rcjet says:

    Great job scouts. You deserved those medals.

  40. Manny says:

    I love you guys you are awesome

  41. Hitman says:

    Cooool

  42. Boy Scout Nielor says:

    John & Christan, you Guys were blessed, if you didden’t save that little girl, she would of drowned to death, good jod you guys, keep up the good work

    -Boy scout nielor

  43. trudog says:

    that is one of the things you can get a award for!
    Nice work guys

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