Golden Bow Achievement

Membership Initiative Recognitions

The National Catholic Committee on Scouting (NCCS) is in the midst of a National Catholic Membership Initiative, which is a joint emphasis of the NCCS and the Boy Scouts of America.  This program has four major goals:

   1.Organize more units in Catholic parishes and schools
   2.A significant growth in Catholic youth Scout membership
   3.A strong emphasis on role model adult leadership
   4.A quality Scout program for all Catholic youth

A set of Golden Bow recognitions is available for units and leadership working to meet these goals and increase the availability of Scouting to Catholic youth:

A Golden Bow certificate can be presented at the discretion of (Arch) diocesan committees to adult leaders and committee members who have made a commitment to the Membership Initiative.

A Golden Bow Achievement patch can be presented by unit leaders to Scouts who recruit a new member to their unit since October 1995.

A unit Membership Initiative Streamer can be presented by (Arch) diocesan committees to units increasing their membership by more than 10% (or a minimum of three new members).

The Golden Bow symbolizes the arrow shot from a bow straight toward its target.  The bow represents leadership and charter partners.  The arrow symbolizes Catholic Scouting programs.  The target, Catholic youth in our communities.

For more information, applications and the recognition's themselves, please contact your local (Arch) diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting.