DIOCESE OF RICHMOND
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International Awareness Emblem

The International Catholic Conference of Scouting, a world-wide organization, offers a Pin and Patch Activity Recognition for Cub Scouts, and a Medallion and Patch Activity Recognition for Boy Scouts, Venturing, and Scouters. These pins and medallions are offered to any Cub, Scout, Venturing, or Scouter in recognition for increased awareness of Scouting in the Catholic Church throughout the world.

The International Catholic Conference of Scouting provides an opportunity for its members to meet together as friends in the Catholic Church. It links the Catholic Church and the Scouting Movement all over the world. It contributes to the complete education of young people through Scouting from the point of view of the Catholic faith. It develops and enhances the spiritual dimension of Scouting in the World Scout Movement.

The Pope appoints priests to work with the International Catholic Conference of Scouting as chaplains or ecclesiastical associates. The World Chaplain for Catholic Scouting is Monsignor Robert Guglielmone of Wantagh, New York. The Chaplain for the Inter-American Region is Rev. Leo LeBlanc of Manchester, New Hampshire.

Funds generated by this program will further the work of the International Catholic Conference of Scouting.

NOTE: This is an activity of the NCCS International Committee, not a religious emblems program or award.  This is a non-restrictive activity.  You may wear the pin, patch, and medallion for formal occasions. 

Cub Scout Requirements

Look up the definitions of the word 'catholic' in the dictionary, and write the definition out.

Plus, do any two (2) of the following:

  1. List ten (10) countries that have Scouting programs for Catholics.
  2. Pass the religious achievement or requirement proper to your rank in Cub Scouts.
  3. Know the name of the Cub Scout religious emblem for Catholics, tell what language it is in, and its meaning.
  4. With your parent or guardian, visit a Catholic church of a different national background or a rite different from your own.
  5. Draw a picture or take a photo of the Jerusalem Cross.

Boy Scout/Venturing Requirements

Look up the definitions of the word 'catholic' in the dictionary; tell how it applies to the Catholic Church.

Plus, do any two (2) of the following:

  1. Talk to someone who has experienced Catholicism in a foreign country about living as a Catholic in that country.
  2. Do one of the following pertaining to a Catholic church of a different national background or a different rite from your own:
    1. Visit and attend a Liturgy or a Mass, if possible in a foreign language, and compare it to your own parish.
    2. Write or meet with a Scout of that church to find out in what way that church differs from your own and is like your own.
    3. View a video or a movie about that church.
  3. Earn the Citizenship in the World merit badge.
  4. Write to a Catholic Scout in a foreign country.
  5. View a video or movie on Scouting in a foreign country (for example, World Youth Day, World Jamboree)
  6. Learn a Scouting phrase and the Sign of the Cross in a foreign language.
  7. Help a Cub Scout earn his International Pin Activity Recognition.

Scouter Requirements

Help at least one Cub or Scout earn the International Pin or the International Medallion Activity Recognition.

Plus, do any two (2) of the following:

  1. Attend a Divine Liturgy or a Mass celebrated in a Catholic church of a different national background or of a different rite from your own. Share this experience with Cubs or Scouts.
  2. Share information about Scouting for Catholics in another country with Cubs or Scouts.
  3. Participate in an international Scout activity. Share the religious dimension of what you experienced with Cubs or Scouts.
  4. Explain the difference and similarities between two (2) kinds of religious art (for example, icons, statues, paintings) to Cubs or Scouts.

 

For more information, or to submit a completed application,
contact your local Diocesan Scout Chaplain, or

National Catholic Committee on Scouting
B.S.A.
P. O. Box 152079
Irving, Texas 75015-2079


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