Adult Recognition

The NCCS has established several awards to recognize adult Scouters who have made outstanding contributions to Catholic Scouting, either in time, talent, or treasure. Note that, of the awards below, only the St. George award entitles the recipient to wear the BSA Religious Emblem knot.

AwardEligibilityHow SubmittedRecommended Years of ServiceHow Presented

Bronze Pelican

Determined by diocese

Nomination

 

Diocesan Scouting event

St. George

Adult who has made a significant contribution to Catholic Scouting in the diocese

Nomination

5-10 years

Diocesan Scouting event

Silver St. George

NCCS member who has made a significant contribution to the work of the NCCS

Nomination by member of NCCS Executive Board or Advisory Board

at least 5 years

NCCS Annual Meeting

Brother Barnabas

NCCS member who has significantly affected course of Catholic Scouting through long and meritorious service

Nomination by NCCS National Chair or Chaplain

 

NCCS Annual Meeting

St. Brendan the Navigator

Completion of SILC course and its mission project

Application

 

NCCS Annual Meeting

Jerusalem Cross

Completion of SICC course and its mission project

Letter

 

NCCS Annual Meeting

Golden Ad Altare Dei

Donation of at least $2500

Donation

 

NCCS Annual Meeting

Miter Society

Donation of at least $1000

Donation

 

NCCS Annual Meeting

Spes Mundi

Donation of at least $2500

no longer available

 

 

Bronze Pelican – may be used by dioceses to recognize individuals for their significant contributions to Scouting in the local Catholic community.

St. George – national recognition of individuals for their significant contributions and many years of support to Scouting in the local Catholic community.

Silver St. George – national recognition of a member of the NCCS Executive Board or its Committees who has provided significant service to the NCCS over a number of years.

Brother Barnabas – national recognition of individual who has significantly affected the course of Catholic Scouting through long and meritorious service.

St. Brendan the Navigator – recognizes participants of the Scouting in the Local Church course who complete a mission project for their diocese or eparchy, their Diocesan/Eparchial Catholic Committee on Scouting, diocesan Youth Ministry office or some other entity in their diocese or eparchy.

Jerusalem Cross – recognizes participants of the Scouting in the Catholic Church course who complete a mission project benefiting Catholic youth of their community.

Golden AAD – recognizes those who contribute at least $2,500 to an NCCS endowment fund which supports the ministry of our priest chaplains.

Miter Society – recognizes those who contribute at least financially, in a significant way, the promotion of the Saint George Trek.

Spes Mundi – recognized those who contributed at least $2500 to an NCCS endowment fund which directly supports Catholic Scouting projects in the Inter-Americas. This limited edition has been sold out and is no longer available.

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