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Hansville scouts honored for saving a life

June 1, 2013 · Updated 5:06 PM

From left, Nick, Sophie and Ben Woltersdorf were honored for their life-saving response to a medical emergency. Ben is wearing his grandfather’s Cub Scout uniform, Sasha is wearing her grandmother’s hat. / Contributed photo

SILVERDALE — Three local scouts were honored at the Boy Scouts Orca District awards banquet May 17 for saving a life, using CPR skills learned in scouting.

Eagle Scout Nick Woltersdorf, 16, of Hansville, received the Honor Medal. His 9-year-old brother Ben, a Cub Scout, received the Medal of Merit.

At the banquet, Nick insisted his 11-year-old sister, Sasha, a Girl Scout, stand with them and be recognized as well. “It didn’t feel right getting recognized without Sasha, since it was a team effort,” he said.

Sasha was previously awarded the Lifesaving Award by the Girl Scouts.

The Herald is not reporting details to protect the privacy of the individual whose life was saved.

An emergency responder told the Boy Scouts how level-headed the Woltersdorfs were when they needed to be, answering all the necessary questions to responding EMS and police.

Nick is a member of Troop 1555 at the Kingston Scout Hall and a member of the Venturing Crew 1042 in Port Gamble. Ben is in Pack 4555 of Kingston. Sisters Sasha and Sophie are members of Girl Scout Troop 50243 in Kingston, where their mother is also a Girl Scout leader.

“We hope our story inspires more boys and girls to join scouting and learn life-saving skills,” their mother, Tiffany, said.


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