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12-Year-Old Girl Scout Sadie Peterson Awarded a Bronze Cross Award

Collage of Sadie receiving the Bronze Cross Award and with the boy she saved

Cadette Girl Scout Sadie Peterson saved a boy’s life earning her the Girl Scouts of the USA Bronze Cross Award. Sadie’s troop leader Nicky Lunderby and Girl Scouts River Valleys staff member Pam Wurster nominated Sadie for the Girl Scout Medal of Honor for her heroic act. Girl Scouts of the USA reviewed the nomination and determined Sadie deserved the Bronze Cross, a national meritorious service award, for showing extraordinary heroism and risking her life to save another’s. Sadie was presented with the honor on January 9, 2023, in Rockford, Minnesota.

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2023 Cookie Merchandise Now Available at Girl Scouts River Valleys Shops

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