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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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103 Comments on They Saved the Baby from the River!

  1. That is just sad.

  2. Mr. Freckles // September 3, 2014 at 5:09 pm // Reply

    I am touched by this story it is heroic

  3. Anonymous // May 23, 2013 at 2:56 pm // Reply

    great job

  4. nice work

  5. Fellowboyscout // December 9, 2012 at 2:39 am // Reply

    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

  6. that was a very brave thing to do

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. spongehenify // March 17, 2012 at 8:38 pm // Reply

    Nice Work, Guys!

  10. awesome guy // March 12, 2012 at 10:55 am // Reply

    You guys are awesome, keep saving lives!

  11. 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

  12. Great! You’re life savers!

  13. nice job that was a great deed

  14. cool

  15. Mailburro+Alfalfa= Pedro // June 20, 2011 at 1:13 pm // Reply

    Did the baby live?

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

  17. alagaderethan // February 1, 2011 at 12:24 pm // Reply

    what a life saver

  18. alagaderethan // February 1, 2011 at 12:18 pm // Reply

    it was so scary

  19. nice it was amazing

  20. That was a good thing to do.

  21. People like u r sooooooo nice

  22. I love yuor story

  23. spongehenry10 // August 12, 2010 at 4:23 pm // Reply

    you are a lifesaver!

  24. proud boy scout // July 3, 2010 at 3:50 pm // Reply

    whoa thats got to be one BIG rescue!

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

  26. That was cool

  27. 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.)

  28. they saved a live that day that rocks

  29. Mariomario991 // October 24, 2009 at 3:59 pm // Reply

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

  30. You guys did great!!

  31. wow those two boys are life savers

  32. awesome!!

  33. you guys rock my socks

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

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

  36. You guys did great!!

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

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

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

  40. nice job

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

  42. Great job scouts. You deserved those medals.

  43. I love you guys you are awesome

  44. Cooool

  45. Boy Scout Nielor // December 21, 2008 at 12:27 pm // Reply

    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

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

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