I heard that there are religious emblems for adults. How can I earn one?

There are no adult religious emblems that can be earned.  If you are an adult and registered with the Boy Scouts of America, you may become eligible for emblem recognitions.  Emblems are awarded based upon service and upon the recommendation of others.  No one can recommend themselves for a religious emblems.

The emblems and recognitions  that are currently available for adult recognitions in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston  are:

  • Scroll of Honor — This recognition is for a deserving individual who has worked in Catholic Scouting at least three years.
  • Bronze Pelican —  This recognition is for a deserving individual who has worked in Catholic Scouting at least five years.
  • St. George —  This emblem is the highest emblem offered by Catholic Scouting at the local level and is available for a deserving individual who has worked in Catholic Scouting at least 8 years.

If you are aware of someone deserving of a recognition, you should consult the resources section of this web site and download the applicable recommendation application.  The proposed recipient should never be told of the nomination.  In the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston nominations are made once a year, and all recommendations for the emblem should be in the hands of the Chairperson for Catholic Scouting by December 31st of each year.  Award applications are reviewed by a screening committee and award decisions are made after a thorough review of each application and upon the approval of the Chaplain to the DCCS as the official representative of the Bishop.  No one should assume that because an application has been filed that an award will be given.  Incomplete, inaccurate, or illegible applications require the immediate disqualification regardless of the merit of the nomination or the worthiness of the proposed recipient. Additional information on these awards may be found on web sites in the links page.

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