About this Recognition:
The National Catholic Committee on Scouting®, acting through the local diocese or eparchy, may award the St. George emblem to members of the laity and clergy, Scouters and non-Scouters alike, who have made significant and outstanding contributions to the spiritual development of Catholic youths through Scouting.
The recipients of the emblem are to be sought after and selected by an active committee of the (arch)diocese/eparchy. This committee is to be newly-appointed each year by the diocesan Scout chaplain or chairperson.
Nomination forms should give a detailed description of how the nominee provides outstanding contribution to the spiritual development of Catholic youths through Scouting in the Catholic Church. It is improper to nominate oneself or one's spouse.
General Scouting achievements do not qualify a person to receive the St. George emblem. The Boy Scouts of America has district, council, regional and national awards for such recognition.
- The St. George Emblem is the National Catholic Committee on Scouting® emblem awarded by a(n) (arch)diocese/eparchy.
- The purpose of the St. George Emblem is to recognize the recipient's outstanding contribution to the spiritual development of Catholic youth in the program of the Boy Scouts of America.
- Any adult who is working in the Scouting Program.
- May be given to clergy, religious, laity, or Scouters of other faiths.
- A Scouter does not earn the St. George emblem but is recommended by application to a board of review by another person.
Guidelines for nomination and selection:
- Promoting the religious emblems programs for Catholic youths or serving as a counselor, moderator or coordinator. Encouraging non-Catholic youths to participate in the religious emblems programs of their own faiths.
- Giving notable service in promoting Catholic activities and service projects for the church and being willing to serve on committees for those purposes.
- Actively participating in and promoting Scout retreats and days of recollection.
- Giving notable service in organizing and maintaining Catholic-chartered Scouting units including multiple units where needed.
- Giving notable service in bringing the Catholic program to those youths not in Catholic-chartered Scouting units.
- Using fully one's general Scouter training as well as "National Catholic Leadership Development" to provide an outstanding Catholic Scouting program for youths.
- Arranging opportunities for Mass and other Catholic worship services at camporees and summer camps. These must be consistent with the documents of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. Providing also for the spiritual needs of non-Catholic Scouts.
- Encouraging appropriate ecumenism and Catholic leadership within the various Catholic-chartered Scouting units.
- Using the Catholic press and other communications media to create a better understanding of the aims and ideals of Scouting as an apostolate to youths.
- Educating clergy and laity about Scouting as a youth apostolate in the Catholic Church.
- Giving leadership in promoting Scouting for all youths regardless of race or creed. Helping organize Scouting units for minority and disadvantaged youths.
- The emblem is usually presented at a Scout Award Mass, Adult Recognition Dinner or Bishop's Dinner.
- Adults who receive this recognition are also entitled to wear a BSA Religous Knot over their left pocket. Please consult with your local Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting to determine how knots are presented in your area. If they are not presented with the St. George recognition, then they can be purchased at your local BSA Council Service Center Scout Shop with proof that the adult recieved the recognition.
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Ordering of Recognition:
- Each diocese has one or two indivduals who are designated to purchase religious emblems / recognitions. Only these NCCS authorized submitters are allowed to order for their diocese. Please consult with your local Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting to determine when and where the next Award Ceremony will be held. NCCS authorized submitters submit orders using the St. George Order Form.
About this Recognition:
The Spes Mundi Fund is used to directly support the International Catholic Conference of Scouting. Their contributions were recognized with a beautiful limited edition medallion suspended on a ribbon worn around the neck and a certificate of appreciation.
This edition has been sold out and unavailable anymore.
About this Recognition:
Those who participate in the Scouting in the Catholic Church (SitCC) course may earn the Jerusalem Cross to add to the four beads received during the course. To earn the Jerusalem Cross, you must complete the requirements below. The Jerusalem Cross is awarded at the NCCS Annual Meeting held shortly after Easter. Recipients unable to attend the annual meeting will receive the Jerusalem Cross through his/her local ecclesiastical authority for presentation after the NCCS Annual Meeting.
- Develop and deliver a mission project that serves the needs of your parish youth ministry or diocesan Catholic Scouting community. Your project is to be chosen from one of the following four areas:
Color Component Red St. Matthew: Leadership Development, Advocacy White St. Mark: Catechesis, Evangelization Blue St. Luke: Pastoral Care, Justice & Service Yellow St. John: Prayer and Worship, Community Life
- Upon project completion, submit a description of your project with three letters of testimony:
- A letter from you evaluating yourself and your mission project.
- A letter from an ecclesiastical representative of your parish or diocese.
- A letter from someone who benefited from your mission project.
- In order to receive recognition, documentation must be submitted (no later than March 1 in order for presentation to be scheduled at an April NCCS annual meeting) to:
National Catholic Committee on ScoutingInclude $15 (payable to NCCS) to cover the cost of the emblem, shipping, and handling.
c/o Boy Scouts of America
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079
NOTE: The Jerusalem Cross recipients are not eligible to receive the BSA Adult religious knot.
Fr. Dr. Raymond Fecteau
Fr. Anh Tran
Fr. Michael Hanifin
Fr. Stephen Salvador
Mary Ellen Yeomans
Fr. Michael Santagelo
Most Rev. Gerald Gettelfinger
Deacon Tommy Watts
Ramon Alberto Silva
James R. Hickey
Thomas A. Magnifco
Deacon Roger Hunter
Col. (Ret.) John Halloran
J. Bernard Denker
Thomas J. Moore
Margaret Ann Herlihy
Deborah K. Perkins
David A. Cruz
Benjamin G.M. Feril
Joseph P. Brennan
Hunter Piper, Jr.
Roselito de los Reyes
Joseph F. Wagner
Herbert E. Pierpan
Fr. Shaun P. Tunink
Most Rev. Robert Guglielmone
W. David Williams
Lawrence P. Gallagher
John V. Meakin
Larry W. Rieke
Theresa R. Rieke
Nancy G. Welton
Fr. Arthur Nave, Jr.
Fr. Kevin Smith
Michael J. Woolfolk
Dr. James C. Fetterman, Esq.
Deacon Thomas W. Gornick
Dr. Carroll A. Brennan
Deacon Michael F. Klappholz
August J. Pfeifer
David A. Moskal
Patrick C. Franzen
Michael J. Allen
Paul E. Bell
Michelle D. Brown
Deacon Leo Feguson
Fr. S. Matthew Gray
Deacon Don Krehenly
Salvador F. Pimentel
James D. Shivers
Daniel M. Frommelt
Robert D. Hammack
Mark J. Kramer
Robert S. Zetelski, Jr.
James F. Holtgrave
James F. Hughes
Christopher G. Murray
Elizabeth V. Olivas
About this Recognition:
- The Miter Society recognition is given to any adult who financially supports, in a significant way, the promotion of the St. George Trek.
- For each recognition, a minimum donation of $1,000 must be made to the NCCS operated St. George fund. This fund is managed and controlled by the executive committee of the NCCS. The income generated by the trust shall be used to support the St. George Trek.
- The donor may choose to honor a recipient other than self with receiving this recognition. Both the recipient and donor, however, must be at least 21 years of age and of sound moral character.
- The final decision concerning the above qualifications of both donor and recipient rests exclusively with the finance and executive committees of the NCCS.