“Sometimes you see adults in similar situations hesitate,” Ethan’s father, Jared Walters said.
Ethan Walters, now 9 years old and currently a Webelo Cub Scout with two local packs, including Pack 270 at Mary Martin Elementary, has been involved with cub scouts for four years.
His den leader, Cara White, who learned about the incident from Walter’s mother, initiated the year-long process to obtain recognition for the fourth grader’s efforts.
They’d given up on it when the family finally got the good news in December.
“I’m thrilled to death he got [the award],” White said. “It was a big deal.”
Last year, just 155 scouts across the nation received the award for saving or attempting to save a life at minimum risk to self, according to the Boy Scouts website.
“[Walter] embodies what you want a scout to be,” White said, adding that he is very polite, works hard, pays attention and has fun.
“He’s just the sweetest kid on the face of the earth,” White said.