The subjects in the Scouts in Action section of Boys’ Life magazine are selected from a lengthy list of award winners the magazine receives from the National Court of Honor. We receive paperwork for hundreds of candidates, and we can select only 36 each year. We must choose between deserving winners of Heroism Awards, Honor Medals, Honor Medals with Crossed Palms and Medals of Merit. Often we must leave out worthy candidates simply because we don’t have room for all of them.
Boys’ Life can not accept submissions for Scouts in Action. That information is delivered to us automatically when a Scout earns a life-saving medal. If yourself, a friend or relative of yours has earned a life-saving medal, his paperwork will automatically come to our office, usually within a year from the date of the rescue, though sometimes it takes longer. If you’d like to nominate someone for a life-saving medal, please contact your local council.
For a fun behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Scouts in Action, please watch this video: