International Awareness Recognition
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 perspective 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 ecclesiastical assistants (chaplains). This recognition activity is an ongoing special project of the International Committee of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting (USA). Proceeds will further the work of the International Catholic Conference of Scouting and help enable representation by NCCS chaplains at ICCS meetings and NCCS chaplain support at international scouting events.
All youth and adults—Scouts or non-Scouts, Catholic or non-Catholic, male or female—are welcome to participate in the Religious Activity Programs promoted by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting. These activities include the Rosary Series, the Footsteps of American Saints, the International Catholic Awareness Award, and the Good Turn Project. The activities may be used by families, schools, or any Girl Scout, Boy Scout, Cub Scout, American Heritage Girl, Campfire or Venturer.
The youth and adults must perform the requirements for their grade level to complete this activity. Click on the program link above related to the grade level of the youth to see the detailed requirements. For a printable flier click here.
Completion of the Activity
After completing the requirements, a parent or scout leader will complete
Order Form and mail it along with the applicable fee to the NCCS. The
answers to the questions do not need to be forwarded when ordering the patch.
The Pins, Medallions, and Patches are to be presented to those who earned them and can be presented in a formal Awards Mass, Scout meeting, by family members, etc. The key is to make the presentation special, so the youth understand why they have earned this patch. Also, the presentaion should be done in a timely manner so the youth is recognized shortly after completing the activity.
Ordering of Recognition:
diocese has one or two indivduals who are designated to purchase religious
emblems / recognitions. Only these NCCS authorized submitters are allowed
to order for their diocese. Please consult with your local Diocesan Catholic Committee
on Scouting to determine NCCS authorized submitters who can submit
orders using the NCCS