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SIA Podcast Episode 9: He Saved the Boy From the Riptide!

As Todd Staszak, 15, was bodyboarding at Hatteras, N.C., he heard cries for help. A man was trying to save his son and his son’s friend as a powerful riptide pulled the boys away from shore.

Listen as Todd and others describe how he rescued the boys in a true story of Scouts in Action.

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37 Comments on SIA Podcast Episode 9: He Saved the Boy From the Riptide!

  1. I’m a boy scout to I’m a Weblos.

  2. He truly is an amazing person. So happy to have him in my life. He is one brave man even today. Very life changing and puts so much into this world.

  3. nice and brave

  4. spongehenry10 // July 31, 2010 at 10:01 am // Reply

    that iz sweet dude

  5. dude was that a cazy rip tide?

  6. amazing great job Todd

  7. you are brave

  8. dang he is stong and brave

  9. campaholic // July 15, 2009 at 4:35 pm // Reply

    he is a true scout

  10. At first I thought it’s to late there not going to make it but then I was shocked

  11. Kudos to Todd and to the BSA!

  12. I want to do that when I grow up.

  13. that’s the best thing I’ve herd

  14. Wow that is the braviest boy that I have ever seen in my whole life.

  15. it was owsome

  16. i wish i could do something like that

  17. that is so cool!!

  18. Todd was brave and should have been very proud. If I was Todd my mom would be looking down ay saying I’m a hero.

  19. Cool saving that boy dude! One day I hope I can do something like that!

    (p.s I’m only a Bear scout)

  20. The audio is bad

  21. you are a good hero for them

  22. You are a real Scout for saving kids. If i was the parents, then i wouldve givin you a really big prize.

  23. pleasee helppp // June 9, 2008 at 11:52 am // Reply

    W ow t H is r E ally is so g RE at!

    I think that S omeone with this heart has alot of P ot E ntial to D o R eally c O? ool things!

  24. skotdilind // June 8, 2008 at 8:04 pm // Reply

    this boy did a very good helpful thing.

  25. maniacattack // June 8, 2008 at 12:55 am // Reply

    that is so amazing

  26. philmont 09 75 // June 7, 2008 at 11:10 am // Reply

    That is awsome and one of the great aspects about scouts

  27. ALEXANDERT // June 6, 2008 at 7:08 pm // Reply


  28. I think he was realy brave to do that and that was great

  29. I read this in the magazine AMAZING!

  30. That was amazing! It must have been lifechanging!

  31. It is cool that Todd got there rite in time.

  32. smartypants // May 31, 2008 at 9:43 pm // Reply


  33. wow, amazing !!!!!!!!!

  34. this is truly a scout in action good job kid.

  35. I thought is was so cool that this took place. I’m just glad that he was there to help!

  36. Skitter53 // May 29, 2008 at 5:38 pm // Reply

    Woah this must be crazy a rip tide! Iearned about that in science and its not a really good thing. get to the side

  37. thats pretty awsome

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