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St. George Award Recomendation Form

 

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 immediate family members.

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.

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IION AND SELECTION

 

The following are guidelines for nomination and selection of St. George emblem recipients. These suggestions are offered as a guide only; they are indicative of some of the kinds of things that the nominator and selection committee should be looking for. Accomplishment and sustained dedication are more significant than a specific number of years in Scouting.

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 "Scouter 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.


SEND THIS COMPLETED NOMINATION FORM TO YOUR DIOCESAN/EPARCHIAL SCOUT CHAPLAIN OR CHAIRPERSON

Each (arch)diocese/eparchy can award one emblem annually plus one additional emblem for every

20 Catholic-chartered units or fractions thereof within the diocese. The total number of units is based on the records at the national office on Dec. 31 of the year preceding the nomination. An (arch)diocese/eparchy is not required to present the full quota of emblems each year, but cannot carry over to a following year. Selectivity is important.

No posthumous or honorary recognitions are to be made.

Diocesan Chairman or Chaplain will send one order form for all honorees.

 Do not send this form to the National office.


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RECORD OF NOMINEE:

Using the guide-points below, describe the outstanding service the nominee has given to the spiritual development of Catholic youths through the Scouting apostolate.

Include pertinent dates. Use additional sheets of paper as

needed. Greatest emphasis should be placed on the first point below.

1. Service to or positions held in the spiritual development of Catholic youths in the Scouting apostolate.

2. Service to or positions held in the Boy Scouts of America.

3. Service to or positions held in the parish, (arch)diocese/eparchy or both.

4. Service to or positions held in other organizations (such as business, civic, religious, educational and fraternal).

 

NOMINEE:

Name: ______________________________________________________

Name of spouse:___________________________________________

 Address: City: State: Zip:__________________________________________________________

 Parish: (Arch)diocese/eparchy:___________________________________________________________

Registered in Scouting as: Council:_______________________________________________________

Occupation and employer: _____________________________________________________________

Phone: (home, business, pager or cell) (__________________________________ ) - E-mail: __________________________

 

RECOMMENDED BY:

Name: _____________________________________________________________________

Phone: (home, business, pager or cell) (____________________ ) - E-mail: __________________________

Address: _______________________________City________________: State_______: Zip:__________

 - Date submitted:_____ /______ /____

 

Pastor Signature:

I, , the candidate's pastor, state I know of no reason why the candidate should not receive the St. George Emblem.

_______________________________ ______________________________

Signature Date

FOR OFFICIAL USE (ARCH)DIOCESAN/EPARCHIAL SELECTION COMMITTEE APPROVAL:

The St. George selection committee of the (Arch)Diocese/Eparchy of _______________________ certifies that the record of service of this

nominee has been carefully reviewed and that the nominee meets the standards for this emblem as established by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting®.

 The nominee is hereby selected for reception of the St. George emblem.

Date: ___/___ /____ Signed: _____________________________________ Chairperson, selection committee

DIOCESAN APPROVAL:

On     /    /    , the above-named candidate’s pastor, ___________________________,                                                                                                     

stated he knew of no reason why the candidate should not receive the St. George Emblem.

Therefore, based on the approval of the selection committee, the candidate is approved for the reception of the St. George emblem.

Date: ___/___/____ Signed: _______________________________Diocesan/ Scout chaplain

LOCAL CATHOLIC COMMITTEE ON SCOUTING OFFICE RECORD

Emblem ordered: ___/___/____ Date emblem received: ___/___/_____  Date presented:____/____/_____

 

Mail St. George Award Recommendation Forms to :   Paul D. Stanton,   Chairman,  CCOSBQ,  2 Hinckley Place, 1L,  Brooklyn, N.Y.  11218