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100 years ago - January 7, 1912 - this article was published in the Washington Times:
Brave Scouts Rescue Boy As Death Beckons
Youthful Heroes Save Lad Who Had Broken Through Thin Ice
Use “First Aid” To Restore Him
Norman Smith, Nearly Drowned, Not In Serious Danger Today
A band of Boy Scouts yesterday proved themselves to be constituted of the stuff that heroes are made of.
They risked their lives in a blinding windstorm to save a seven-year-old boy – an amateur skater – from drowning in the deep pond near the old circus grounds at Fifteenth and H streets northeast.
Original article at link with more detail.
Boys can save lives when Scouting first saves them.