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
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.
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.
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.
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
Educating clergy and laity about Scouting as a youth apostolate in the Catholic Church.
in promoting Scouting for all youths regardless of race or creed. Helping organize Scouting units for minority and disadvantaged
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.
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.
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
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
Name of spouse:___________________________________________
City: State: Zip:__________________________________________________________
in Scouting as: Council:_______________________________________________________
Occupation and employer: _____________________________________________________________
(home, business, pager or cell) (__________________________________ ) - E-mail: __________________________
Phone: (home, business, pager or cell) (____________________
) - E-mail: __________________________
Address: _______________________________City________________: State_______: Zip:__________
- Date submitted:_____ /______ /____
I, , the candidate's pastor, state I know of no reason why the candidate should not
receive the St. George Emblem.
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
On / / , the above-named
candidate’s pastor, ___________________________,
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
CATHOLIC COMMITTEE ON SCOUTING OFFICE RECORD
___/___/____ Date emblem received: ___/___/_____ Date presented:____/____/_____