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Bronze Pelican Emblem

The Bronze Pelican emblem is a recognition awarded by the diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting.

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.

Bronze 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 on Scouting.

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

The web site is a legacy site of the Viking Council BSA, now Northern Star Council.  
This site was the original council site and was active from 1996 to 2002 and run by volunteers.  As the web became more important to Scouting, the council took over with paid staff.  This site is no longer maintained but is an interesting snapshot of an early Scouting web site.    You can share your comments
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