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Religious Awards for Catholic Scouts

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Religious Awards for Catholic Scouts

What Are Religious Awards
for Catholic 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.


Be a Religious Awards Counselor!

Want to Help Your Scouts Earn Catholic Religious Awards?
Attend the Annual Counselor Training!

Help your scouts learn about their faith while having fun earning their Religious Awards. Scouts around the diocese will  earn their Religious Awards this year with the guidance of adult counselors. Counselors will be trained at the annual Religious Awards Counselor Training on Saturday morning, August 24. 2019 at St. Anne Parish, Union City. 

Click here for Information Flyer on the Counselor Training!

Download Application to be a Scout Religious Awards Counselor


Nominate a Dedicated Scout Leader for Recognition!

What Are Scout Recognition Awards for Adults?

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.


 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.  Click here for more information and an award application.


Oakland Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting
2121 Harrison Street, Oakland CA 94612

Email Oakland Diocese Catholic Scouts

Individual Scout Awards Information
Ordering Religious Awards Medals and Booklets

Award books and medals can be ordered from the Oakland Diocese CYO / Catholic Scouts, 2121 Harrison Street, Suite 100, Oakland CA 94612.
For more information or to order award books and medals, call Grace House, CYO Administrative Assistant, at 510-893-5154 or email Oakland Diocese Catholic Scouts.
(Note: The office is located in the Chancery Offices at the Cathedral of Christ the Light complex.)

Scout Award Counselor Training

Would you like to help your scout or the scouts in your unit earn their religious awards? There are Catholic religious awards available for all ages of scouts, girls and boys. Counselor Training  is scheduled each September. If you missed the training, email CYO about how to qualify as a religious awards counselor.