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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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51 Comments on They Saved the Baby from the River!

  1. Wow I was scared! What a good way to save that baby.Good job!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Scottish Drummer // December 6, 2008 at 12:29 pm // Reply

    cool gyes sweet work u all r AWSOME!!

  3. you guys did the right thing in the right way. AWESOME JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Boy Scout (scout) // November 27, 2008 at 10:56 am // Reply

    I totaly admire any scout thats risks his life to save another

  5. good job

  6. could you not have not fished the baby out with a fishing rod LOL!!!!

  7. You guys are truly awesome scouts. I’m very glad you lived up to a scout life.

  8. You guys are awesome!

  9. awsome job

  10. you guys are really brave

  11. sweet!

  12. Awesome John and Christian! If I were with you guys… Our dads could’ve gave us $10 bucks! Keep up the good work boys.

  13. nice job well done

  14. GOOD JOB! It’s amazing that you were able to save that baby.

  15. lookinggood42 // August 11, 2008 at 11:57 am // Reply


  16. good job

  17. THATS A good job!!!

  18. Congratulations Christian and John! I prefer the comic

  19. Nice job John! That baby could of drawn

  20. it was cool

  21. i saved the baby // July 12, 2008 at 6:54 pm // Reply

    guys thanks for the positive comments, I am christian from the article thanks!

  22. well done

  23. amazing job

  24. mississippi // July 11, 2008 at 10:25 am // Reply

    awesome, cool. That was totaly God at work!

  25. mississippi // July 11, 2008 at 10:22 am // Reply

    awesome, cool story. I really liked it…

  26. wow i cant belive he did that

  27. i think that was awsome!

  28. cool good job !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. penguin boy 412 // July 6, 2008 at 12:40 pm // Reply

    WOW! You guys are awesome! If I was that baby I would be overjoyed!

  30. Good work, way to think quick!


  32. wow i would give you a billion dollars for that not just a medal.


  34. wow! that is really cool. was it at the platte river?

  35. The Honduran guy // June 30, 2008 at 4:38 pm // Reply

    Hi! I am a boyscout in Honduras, a little country in Central America. Those guys were very brave! WOW!

  36. You guys are amazing. god and sent you to there for a reson!

  37. Amazing, just amazing!

  38. John and Cristian. To bad they cant both be superman

  39. If I were you I would have done the exact same thing. Nice job, chap!

  40. mutantfrog-monkey // June 28, 2008 at 8:01 pm // Reply

    You guys are awesome!!! Thank the Lord for such a coincidence of two just trained

    scouts there at the right time!!!

  41. Flamefreak // June 27, 2008 at 5:07 pm // Reply

    nice work guys

  42. GOOOOOO! BOY SCOUTS that is really scouting in action

  43. Thank God for John and Christian,for being there and knowing what to do,they are true Heroes,and lets not forget to Thank the BSA for teaching what to do in an emergency situation,and not to panic (which these boys didnt) so Kudo to you John,and Christian as an uncle and as a Webelos Leader I thank you

  44. If those two wern’t there that infant would have died.John&Christian are awsome HEROS!

  45. Hero!!!!!!

  46. they were put there for a reasen

  47. that baby could of been was so least it lived.

  48. you are a hero! you saved the baby from the river!

  49. Koskovich9 // June 23, 2008 at 6:14 pm // Reply

    She was blessed that god had you two that close and to notice her!

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