National Gold Medallion Award
The Gold Medallion Award program is established to identify and
recognize the outstanding Catholic Cub Scout Pack, Boy Scout Troop, and
Venturing Crew in each of the fourteen Episcopal Regions of the United
States. It is also intended to promote the National Catholic Committee
on Scouting initiative to increase Scouting units, youth members, and adult
leaders. National Gold Medallion winners epitomize those units that excel
at providing youth with quality programs including religious activities,
religious emblems participation, outdoor activities, and
special events that encompass the religious, vocational, and educational
aspects of Scouting under Catholic auspices.
Recognitions include (1) an 11 x 17 inch certificate for each of
the National winners, (2) a 3 by 5 foot Gold Medallion unit flag for each
National winner, and (3) a National Finalist Certificate for each (Arch)Diocesan
Gold Medallion Regional Nominee.
All units chartered by a Catholic organization (Parish, School, Knights
of Columbus Council, Men's Club, etc.) are eligible and encouraged to apply
for consideration as Gold Medallion Award winners. All applications must
be submitted along with all supporting materials (documents, slides, photographs,
videos, newspaper clippings, etc.) to the Chairman or Chaplain of the (Arch)Diocesan
Catholic Committee on Scouting. The local Catholic Committee on Scouting
will select one Pack, Troop, and Crew for regional consideration. Applications
of (Arch)Diocesan winners are to be sent by the (Arch)Diocesan Committee
to the Regional Chairman. Regional Chairmen and Chaplains will
select the outstanding units in their Region from these applications.
These units will receive the National Winners recognition--The National
Gold Medallion Unit Flag and Certificate. All other regional nominees will
receive National Gold Medallion Finalist Certificates.
Applications must be submitted by December 10, 1999, but unit information
should cover the period from January 1 through December 31.
Data should be extrapolated through December if necessary (e.g. Religious
National Gold Medallion winners will be notified in January 2000 and
appropriate awards will be sent for presentation at Scout Sunday observations
or an appropriate religious ceremony.
All applications must be submitted by December 10th to your (Arch)Diocesan
Catholic Committee on Scouting. This committee will select their nominees
and forward the information to the NCCS Regional Chairman by December 15,
This award program has been established by the Membership
Committee of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting. Fr.
Joe Weber, Chairman, and Kevin
National Gold Medallion Award
The Gold Medallion Award is presented for excellence in Youth Ministry
through the Boy Scouting Movement. Criteria for excellence are determined
at the (Arch)Diocesan level and should include performance related to the
BSA "Quality Unit", NCCS "Pope Paul VI Unit Recognition", and Golden Bow
Membership Initiative Recognition criteria are also recommended as guidelines.
Personal and spiritual growth of each member,
Responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the faith community,
Empowerment of young people to witness to their faith by living and working
for justice, peace, and human dignity.
Please provide below as much information as you can to explain in detail
how your unit qualifies for this award. The questions provided below are
guidelines for your use and your submission should not be limited to these
alone. Use additional sheets as necessary and submit any documentation
you feel appropriate (photographs, newspaper clippings, videos, etc.).
The information should report unit activities from January 1 through December
QUALITY CATHOLIC SCOUTING PROGRAM:
In what ways does your unit deliver a quality Catholic Scouting Program
to the youth of your charter institution/organization?
Describe the strength of your relationship with your Charter Organization
and how this relationship is maintained.
Describe service projects (unit and individual) for your charter partner/community.
How effective is your use of the BSA advancement program?
Describe unit activities that develop spiritual dimensions of your youth
members and adult leadership.
Are religious vocations encouraged in, or through, your annual program?
How are religious emblems promoted in your unit?
How many youth religious emblems were presented in your unit?
Light of Christ
Ad Altare Dei
Light is Life
Pope Pius XII
Other (Please explain)
How many adult leaders received adult religious emblems?
Other (Please explain)
How does your unit provide for continued growth? What type of recruiting
techniques do you use?
Did you meet your goal of increased membership? (Yes or No)
Did you qualify/not qualify for, and/or present/not present any Golden
Bow Recognition Awards?
How do you recruit and train new leaders?
What makes your unit unique as a national example of Catholic Scouting?
How are the youth and leaders of your unit perceived in their communities?
(School, parish, community leadership and recognition)
Why do you think your unit is worthy of this special national recognition?
Charter Organization Representative
Charter Organization Head
Unit Contact Person