The Girl Scout Medal of Honor is not an award that is bestowed lightly; as the recipient must save a life, or attempt to save a life, without risking their own. However, for the second time this year, the Girl Scouts of South Carolina, Mountains to Midlands, were pleased to present this award to Tiffany Sue Brown, age 10, of Belton, South Carolina.
Last summer, while in Michigan with her family, Tiffany took the lead, and responded without hesitation when she noticed that her younger cousin was in danger of drowning. Tiffany recalls that the young boy was splashing, and had begun to go underwater as she raced towards him. Tiffany covered roughly 25 feet, to reach 5 year old Whytt, in order to push him toward the safety of the steps. While Whytt was coughing, and got sick shortly after being rescued, he suffered no lasting injuries. The fortuitous outcome of this potentially disastrous can be accredited to Tiffany’s act of valor, and initiative.
Our council applauds Tiffany for her courage to take the lead, and act with bravery and determination. The ceremony was held as a surprise to Tiffany and her family on May 31, 2016.
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