Adult Award Descriptions

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The Bronze Pelican

   The Bronze Pelican is given to any adult; lay, religious or clergy, for exemplary involvement and support of youth in units organized within the Boy Scouts of America. Nominees can be unit leaders, parish coordinator or charter organization representatives or any other registered BSA scouter (it is possible, but unusual for the nominee to not be a registered BSA member). Involvement should extend beyond the nominee’s individual unit and should extend to other Scout units in the area and diocese. Usually a nominee has at least 3 years of involvement.

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The Elizabeth Ann Seton

   The Elizabeth Ann Seton award is given to any adult; lay, religious or clergy, for support and exemplary involvement with youth in organizations other than the BSA. (The Bronze Pelican would be more appropriate for those active with BSA). It is expected that nominated individuals have been active with their individual troop or group, as well as at the parish and diocesan level. The emblem is usually considered after at least 3 years of involvement.

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 The St. George

   The St. George is the highest award the Diocese can bestow on an individual for involvement and support of youth in programs of the BSA. The number of awards that may be presented in any calendar year is limited by the NCCS with a view to making the medal very selective. Nominees have usually spent in excess of 5 years of involvement at the local, diocesan and/or national level. Involvement solely in activities of the BSA does not qualify one for the St. George emblem; BSA has recognition for those activities. Rather this emblem recognizes support of Catholic formation within the BSA .

  All nominations must be received (with supporting letters of recommendation) by Dec. 15 of each calendar year.  For more information and for application forms, please link to the following: 

The Saint Anne

   The Saint Anne is the highest honor than the Diocese can bestow on an individual for involvement and commitment to youth in the Girl Scout of the USA, Campfire or other youth organizations. Criteria for recognition are designed to be very selective. Nominees are expected to have been active with their local units, the parish and communittee in promoting youth ministry and be involved at the diocesan or national level. It is usual for a nominee to have been active for a minimum of 5 years.

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Please send all completed applications with the necessary fees to:   Linda Atherton – 1105 Galen Dr. – Champaign, IL 61821

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