By Deborah Carl
LDS Boy's Heroism Makes Boy's Life
SIGARD, UTAH -- Cameron Cowley wasn't looking to be a hero when he
saved his father's life, but the 9-year-old Webelos Scout didn't
hesitate to help.
On January 18, 1998, Mr. Cowley was helping a sick calf on his
Siguard, Utah ranch when the calf's mother suddenly charged him. Mr.
Cowley tried to run, but he slipped in the snow. Cameron yelled to
scare the cow and keep her from trampling his father, but she ignored
him. Cameron threw the corral's tag box at her and she was
frightened enough for Cameron to help his father to safety.
Mr. Cowley, cut and bruised, was able to drive with Cameron to the
hospital. Doctors said Mr. Cowley could have been killed if Cameron
hadn't acted quickly. Cameron, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints received a Medal of Merit from the Boys Scouts
of America for saving his father. His story appears in the March
issue of Boy's Life, the official scouting magazine.
A true story of scouts in action: Cameron Cowley
Boys' Life Mar01 P2
By Grant Miehm