The Honor Medal is presented to Scouts and Scouters shown courage in attempting
to save a life with personal risk. This award has been presented posthumously to
Scouts who have died while attempting to save the life of another. In very exceptional
cases the award is presented with crossed gold palms to Scouts, and Scouters who
have attempted to save a life at great personal risk demonstrating exceptional heroism.
Mike Walton (Settummanque) has prepared a sample Script of a presentation ceremony
for awarding these Medals and/or Certificates.
Click Here to download
a file containing the script, which can be opened in most word processing programs.
(RTF file - 5 KB)
For more information on the Medal of Merit, Honor Medal, or Heroism Award and
the nominating process for the awards, see the following page on the BSA website:
The form for recommending someone for the Medal of Merit, Honor Medal, or Heroism
Award, is an 8 page form, BSA Form No 92-104, entitled "Recommendation for Lifesaving
or Meritorious Action Awards. It can be downloaded in PDF format from the
and other council web sites. (Try searching for the term "Recommendation for Lifesaving"
The above knot is the old version of the same knot issued for the earlier khaki-green
Page updated on:
May 23, 2014