Religious Awards for Scouts
Religious awards are offered to scouts of all ages. They are a supplement to religious education programs of the Church. In earning the awards, scouts explore their faith in relationship to church, family and friends in a scout context. After completing the award, the scout is awarded the medal at a special ceremony at the Diocesan "Celebration of Scouting" or in their local parish.
Awards are earned by completing projects outlined in awards books available for each award. Awards are earned by working through a religious awards counselor.
Please see the links on this page for information about specific awards.
RELIGIOUS AWARD COUNSELORS
Interested in helping scouts earn their Religious Awards?
Adults interested in becoming a religious awards counselor should attend the annual counselor training, sponsored by the Oakland Diocesee each September, and submit a counselor application. All counselors are checked through "Megan's Law" and must comply with all diocesan Safe Environment policies. If you missed the training, email CYO about how to qualify as a religious awards counselor.
The "Pillars of Faith" Award
The diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting has announced a new award – the "Pillars of Faith" Award for Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts who have, over their time in scouts, earned each of the religious awards. The award will be given each year at the annual diocesan Celebration of Scouting.
SCOUT RECOGNITION AWARDS
Adult recognition awards are presented annually, at the Celebration of Scouting, to adults who have made significant contributions to Catholic young people in scout and campfire programs. The St. George Award is for adults who have made significant contributions to young people in scout programs for boys. The St. Anne Medal is for adults who have made significant contributions to young people in scout or campfire programs for girls. Adults are nominated by any interested person. A limited number of awardees are selected by members of the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting.
To nominate an adult for the St. George Award, complete a St. George Award Application. To nominate an adult for the St. Anne award, forward a letter of nomination to the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting, outlining the adults contributions to young people in Girls Scouts or Campfire.
Information on these awards are linked on the right.Nominations can be forwarded to the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting, 2121 Harrison Street., Oakland CA 94612.