ST. PAUL (WCCO) — A brave Boy Scout from Crystal, Minn. is set to be honored Wednesday morning. The 13-year-old boy will be given the America Heroism Award.

Back in August 2010, Daniel Chapman rescued a 2-year-old girl from a pool while he and his family were staying at a campground in Lincoln, Neb.

The girl fell into a pool and sank to the bottom. Chapman, who is not a strong swimmer, jumped in and pulled her to the surface.

He will be honored with the Heroism Award at Wednesday’s St. Paul Million Dollar Day for Scouting Breakfast.

The ceremonies are at 8 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Riverfront Ballroom. Fewer than 100 of these heroism medals are handed out each year around the country.

Comments (5)
  1. yeah says:

    Way to go Daniel. You must feel wonderful being able to help this little girl. You should be proud and your parents too!

  2. a fellow minnesotan says:

    That is awesome! What great values that boy has. He deserves to be recognized and kudos for the parents for helping raise him right! It is great to see the younger generation doing great deeds.

  3. jackactionhero says:

    Daniel is what we call a man among boys.

    Well done. You are on your way to being a great man someday. Your parents must be busting with pride.

  4. Mel says:

    He deserves to be honored!

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