Lifesaving and Meritorious Action Award


To recognize registered youth and adults who have performed an attempt to save a life or to recognize notable acts of service that need not involve attempts of rescue or risk to self, but put into practice Scouting skills and/or ideals.

Who Can Earn This Award?

Presented to National Court of Honor–approved youth and adults; not qualifying are individuals who do lifesaving as part of their job, such as an EMT, lifeguard, or doctor.

How to Get the Award

Nomination is made to the local council, which nominates someone to the National Court of Honor; the National Court of Honor makes final determination of level awarded and sends award and certificate back to the local council for appropriate presentation.

Supply Item Description and Uniform Placement

Certificate; knot, worn on uniform above left pocket; appropriate level medal; medal may be worn on formal occasions and with civilian wear.

Click here to download the award application.