DIOCESE OF RICHMOND
WESTERN VICARIATE
CATHOLIC COMMITTEE ON SCOUTING  

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 Post 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 5, but unit information should cover the period from January 1 through December 31. Data should be extrapolated through December if necessary (e.g. Religious Emblems awarded).

National Gold Medallion winners will be notified in January and appropriate awards will be sent for presentation at Scout Sunday observations or an appropriate religious ceremony.

All applications must be submitted by December 5th 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.

 

Application (pdf file) | On-line form
(both to be printed and sent in)


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