Scout awarded for helping injured player

posted Dec 11, 2014, 4:23 PM by Mark Rozek
Congratulations Crew member Sam Brothman!

Brothman given Medal of Merit for actions at soccer game 

ANDOVER — Sam Brothman, a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 81 in Andover, recently earned a Medal of Merit from the Boy Scouts of America’s National Court of Honor.

In June, Brothman responded to an injury during his sister’s travel soccer game in Butler. A player fell and suffered a severe compound fracture of his wrist.

Brothman used his Boy Scout training to secure the scene, calm the crowd and stabilize the victim so that he could be taken safely to a local hospital, which included constructing a makeshift splint from a nearby placard and duct tape.

Brothman received his award during Troop 81’s weekly meeting on Dec. 3, and will also be recognized by the BSA Patriots’ Path Council in early 2015.

BSA awards Medals of Merit to Boy Scouts who have performed an act of meritorious service above and beyond what is normally expected of a youth or adult member of the Boy Scouts. The act should demonstrate exceptional character that reflects an uncommon degree of concern for the well-being of others.

Two hundred and forty-nine awards were given nationally in 2013.