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Deacon Bob Received the St. George Emblem

On September 29th, Deacon Bob Desautel was honored by the National Catholic Council on Scouting with the St. George Emblem Award.  A representative for Bishop Jugis came to present the award.  


St. George Emblem

The St. George Emblem is a national recognition developed by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting, and presented by the local Catholic Committee on Scouting. 

The purpose of the St. George Emblem is to recognize an individual's outstanding contribution to the spiritual development of Catholic youth in the program of the Boy Scouts of America. 

It may be presented to any adult, (man, woman; clergy, religious, laity; Catholic or non-Catholic) who has made a significant contribution to using the Scouting program as a Catholic youth ministry. A Scouter does not earn the St. George emblem but is recommended by another person by application to the local Catholic Committee. This emblem is presented only once to a given individual. 

A limited number of emblems can be presented by the diocese each year. A completed nomination form should be returned to the selection committee by the date set by the local Catholic Committee on Scouting, often December 31. A new nomination form must be submitted each year if the nominee is not selected. Any person may submit a nomination. Approval of the pastor or significant church official is recommended before nomination will be considered. 

Work accomplishment and dedication rather than a specific number of years in Scouting should be the criteria for receiving this emblem. The nominee usually has served Catholic Scouting for a number of years. No honorary recognitions are to be made. 

The emblem is usually presented in the diocese once a year at an archdiocesan adult recognition ceremony.