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 diocese. 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.
2019 Recommendations and Award fee of $35. are due by March 29, 2019.
IION AND SELECTION
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.
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.
THIS COMPLETED NOMINATION FORM TO YOUR DIOCESAN SCOUT CHAPLAIN OR CHAIRPERSON
Each diocese 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 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.
Chairman or Chaplain will send one order form for all honorees.
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.
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
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:____/____/_____