Bronze Pelican Award
About The Emblem:
The Bronze Pelican Award is a local recognition approved by the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting.
- Any adult who is working in the scouting program under Catholic auspices.
To recognize the recipients outstanding contribution to the development of Catholic youth in the program of the Boy Scouts of America.
Recipients of the award must be exemplary adults and those recipients who are Catholic must have the approval of their respective pastors before the award is given. NOTE: Work accomplishment and dedication is the major criteria for receiving this award although a minimum of three years of service to youth and Scouting , with two years in our diocese, is required.
Each Unit, Council and Parish is requested to submit the name of a possible candidate for the reception of this award. A candidate may be submitted by the Scout Committee in his parish, group of individuals who are active in youth affairs in the parish, or by the pastor, or registered scouter.
The Catholic Committee on Scouting for the Diocese will be permitted up to three awards annually with emphasis on the importance of being selective, and that there be no feelings that the full quota must be used every year. No honorary recognitions will be made.
The recipients of the award are to be sought after and selected by an
active committee of at least five members.
Recommendations should carefully detail how the nominee meets the guidelines for selection. The Bronze Pelican recommendations are evaluated on the basis of the guidelines described.
The emblem will be presented to adults at a formal ceremony and Mass. The location may vary from year to year. Each scout will be given their emblem by the Bishop during the Award Mass. Following the Mass there will be get together to share food and drinks. Scouts will have an opportuntity to have their picture taken with the Bishop. Please see the calendar for the exact date and location.