by the Dallas Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting
The Diocese of Dallas Catholic Committee on Scouting (DDCCS) annually presents three levels of recognition for adults:
- The first level of recognition is a Certificate of Merit. It's a diocesan recognition for a job well done.
- The second is the Bronze Pelican: a diocesan award recognizing contributions to Catholic Scouting.
- The third is the St. George Emblem: a national recognition approved by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting. This award is given to individuals who have made significant or substantial contributions to the Catholic scouting program in the Diocese of Dallas.
We present these awards at the annual DDCCS Youth and Adult Award ceremony.
These awards may be presented to any adult who is working in the Boy Scout program under Catholic auspices, as well as to Catholics in Boy Scout units not chartered by the church, and to those who have made a significant contribution to Scouting in the field of Catholic relationships. It can be given to men, women, priests, religious, or non-Catholics.
Nominations must be received by December 1 of the current year.
Services that Qualify a Person for these Awards
The purpose of this program is to recognize the recipient’s outstanding contribution to the spiritual development of the Catholic youth in the program of the Boy Scouts of America. Here are some examples; award recipients often do several of these.
- Promotes the Religious Emblems Programs for Catholic boys and serves as a Trained Religious Emblems Counselor. Encourages non-Catholic boys to participate in the Religious Emblems Program of their faith.
- Notable service in promoting Catholic activities and service projects for the church and willingness to serve on like committees.
- Active participant in and instrumental in having others participate in the Catholic Scouter Development program, Boy Scout and Cub Scout Retreat and other activities of the DDCCS.
- Outstanding service in promoting and participating in Scout Sunday observance.
- Notable service in bringing Scouting to more boys under Catholic auspices.
- Assists parishes and Catholic organizations in recruiting Scoutmasters and other key leaders.
- Responsible for Catholic boys being transported to Mass at camporees and summer camps and providing for spiritual needs of the non-Catholics within these groups.
- Instrumental in organizing and assisting diocesan programs and promoting the full Scout program in all parishes including multiple units where needed.
- Making a significant contribution to Scouting in the field of Catholic relationships.
- Through the Catholic press and other communication media, create a better understanding of the aims and ideals of Scouting by clergy and laity.
- Gives leadership in promoting Scouting for all boys regardless of race or creed and instrumental in organizing Scout units in the inner city and ghettos.
- Any other activity that promotes Scouting under Catholic auspices or encourages a youth to recognize his proper place before God.
How to Nominate
Please complete our online nomination form:
If you wish to send a letter of recommendation along with your nomination, please email it to Dennis O'Hara
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Last updated: November 3, 2016