Kempner High School student receives Award of Bravery
Ben Nguyen, a Kempner High School sophomore and member of Boy Scout Troop 911-Sugar Land, was honored with an Award of Bravery from the Sam Houston Area Council in recognition of his immediate response to assisting his grandmother during an emergency. Nguyen treated his grandmother for shock after she lost consciousness at a family dinner.
Nguyen was prepared for the emergency by having earned his First Aid, Emergency Preparedness and Lifesaving merit badges. His Boy Scout Troop 911 (ironically named) handles all First Aid training for his district. Nguyen had also taken SHAC’s National Youth Leadership Training course and is the Order of the Arrow.
His response to his grandmother’s emergency and his prompt delivery of acquired Boy Scout skills demonstrate the epitome of the Boy Scout motto, “Be Prepared.”
His heroic act also earned Nguyen recognition from his Troop Scout Master and The First Aid Merit Badge Counselor during a recent awards ceremony at St. Theresa Church Family Center.
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