Updated: Dec 27, 2020
A 10-year-old Orange County Buddhist Church member has been awarded
the Boy Scouts of America Medal of Honor — an extremely rare medal —
for saving the life of his mother.
Fifth-grader Nathan Shibata, a Webelos 2 Cub Scout Pack 578 member,
was presented the award on Oct. 2 by Orange County Council Scout
Executive Russell Etzenhouser at the pack meeting via Zoom.
The award stemmed from a Dec. 20, 2019, incident at the Shibata
household. On that day, the Shibata family — father Craig, mother Kyran
and Nathan — were having dinner. Nathan was sitting next to his mom<