Bronze Pelican Emblem
The Bronze Pelican emblem
is a recognition awarded by the diocesan Catholic Committee on
Presentations are based on criteria set by the diocesan committee.
Generally, the emblem is awarded to Scouters and other adult supporters of
Catholic Scouting, for exceptional service to Catholic Scouting. It is typically
presented prior to the St. George emblem. An adult does not earn the Bronze Pelican
emblem but is recommended by another person to the local committee. Presentation is
usually made at an annual archdiocesan ceremony.
Pelican nomination form
St. George Emblem.
The St. George Emblem is a national recognition developed by
the National Catholic Committee on Scouting, and presented by the local Catholic Committee
The purpose of the St. George Emblem is to recognize an individual's outstanding
contribution to the spiritual development of Catholic youth in the program of
the Boy Scouts of America.
It may be presented to any adult, (man, woman; clergy, religious, laity; Catholic
or non-Catholic) who has made a significant contribution to using the Scouting program as
a Catholic youth ministry. A Scouter does not earn the St. George emblem but is recommended
by another person by application to the local Catholic Committee. This emblem is
presented only once to a given individual.
A limited number of emblems can be presented by the diocese each year. A completed
nomination form should be returned to the selection committee by the date set by the local
Catholic Committee on Scouting, often December 31. A new nomination form must be
submitted each year if the nominee is not selected. Any person may submit a
nomination. Approval of the pastor or significant church official is recommended
before nomination will be considered.
Work accomplishment and dedication rather than a specific number of years in Scouting
should be the criteria for receiving this emblem. The nominee usually has served Catholic
Scouting for a number of years. No honorary recognitions are to be made.
The emblem is usually presented in the diocese once a year at
an archdiocesan adult recognition ceremony.
St. George nomination form
St. George nomination criteria