Saint George Medal (Adult)
The National Catholic Committee on Scouting, acting through the local diocese, awards the St. George Emblem to members of the laity and clergy, Scouters and non-Scouters alike, who have made significant and outstanding contributions to the spiritual development of Catholic youth in Scouting. Nomination forms should give a detailed description of how the nominee provides outstanding contribution to the spiritual development of Catholic youths through Scouting in the Catholic Church. It is improper to nominate oneself or one's spouse.
General Scouting achievements do not qualify a person to receive the St. George emblem. The Boy Scouts of America has district, council, regional and national awards for such recognition
Saint George was chosen by Baden-Powell, founder of the Scouting Movement, to be the association's patron. On Saint George's Day, scouts are instructed to remember their Promise and the Scout Law. In the handbook "Scouting for Boys," Baden-Powell recounted that the Knights of the Round Table had adopted Saint George as their patron because he was the only one of all the saints who had been a horseman. Thus, he is also the patron saint of cavalry...from which the word "chivalry" is derived. The adult who receives the St. George emblem is the example of courtesy, generosity, valor and dexterity, to the youth he/she serves. He/She uses the gifts of the Holy Spirit to guide youth toward these heroic virtues in the Catholic Faith through the Scouting program.
The Bronze Pelican Award is a prerequisite to the St. George Award. After a period of two years, the Bronze Pelican Award winners are eligible to be nominated for the St. George award. The number of St. George Emblems is limited each year, based on the number of Catholic units. So the failure of a person to be recognized in any given year should not be considered a rejection, but rather an encouragement for the nomination to be re-presented in a future year, perhaps with more complete and additional information
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