About this activity
The purpose is to help the youths understand more about Scouting and Catholicism in other countries and how they may differ from Scouting and Catholicism in the United States.
The medallion and patch insignia of The International Catholic Conference of Scouting (ICCS) is offered to all youth in grades 9-12 in recognition of demonstrated awareness of Scouting in the Catholic Church throughout the world.
This is a temporary activity patch that is worn on the right pocket of the Scout uniform.
How to start
- Answer the requirements below.
- Have a parent or adult leader review the answers for correctness.
- After completing the requirements, a parent or Scout Leader will order the medallion (Online).
A. Help at least 2 youths earn the International Awareness Recognition.
B. Do any three (3) or more of the following:
- Correspond by email or US email with 2 Catholic Scouts in two other countries.
- Visit the web sites of the World Organization of the Scouting Movement (WOSM) at www.scout.org and the International Catholic Conference on Scouting (ICCS) at www.cics.org Discuss the contents with your crew/counselor.
- List 20 countries including at least one in each of the 4 ICCS regions that have Scouting programs for Catholics.
- Participate in Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA) or Jamboree-on-the-Internet (JOTI).
- Teach another youth about the life of the Patron Saint of Scouts and Girl Guides.
- Attend a Divine Liturgy or a Mass celebrated in a Catholic Church of a different national background or a different rite from your own. Discuss your experience with your Crew and counselor.
- Earn the religious emblems proper to your rank or age.
- View a video or movie on Scouting in another country (e.g., World Jamboree, World Youth Day).
- Attend a National or World Jamboree or other International Scouting activity and speak with Scouts from 2 other countries about the role of religion in their Scouting programs.
Ordering of Recognition:
The answers to the questions should be reviewed by an adult for correctness. After completing the requirements, the participants will order the medallion (Online).