As with all Scouting activities, adult volunteers are the backbone of any successful program or event. To recognize any adults who have made outstanding contributions to the spiritual development of Catholic youth in the Boy Scouts of America program. The awards may be given to clergy, religious, laity or Scouters of other faiths. Nominations are due by January 31. 

Frequently asked questions;

Q. How can I identify people who may qualify for one of these two awards?

A. If your unit has scouts that are working on the religious emblems awards, chances are you have a parent, priest or one of the emblems counselors that is helping them get through the requirements.  These are great people to nominate. 

Q. How do I know which award is the right choice?
A. First, start by reading the nomination for each award. Links to both can be found below. Also, there is no absolute right answer but in general, a person is awarded the Bronze Pelican first and then after more years of service the St. George. 

Q. Where do I find out of if they have already received one or both of these awards?
A. Please contact; 

Jennifer Murphy
Office of Catechesis & Youth Ministry

Learn more about the Bronze Pelican or to download the Nomination Form
Learn more about the St. George of go download the Nomination Form

Say thanks to the people who are helping you make a difference in the lives of our Scouts! Nominate a deserving individual.