CYO Spiritual Scouting

Catholic Youth Organization

Adult Awards

Adult Awards

These awards are presented at the Annual Recognition Mass in recognition of long-standing service to the Catholic Scouting program.

Bronze Pelican

The Bronze Pelican was established by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting® for the recognition of Scout leaders who have contributed three to five years of service to scout units chartered by Catholic organizations or to Catholic scouts in other units. 

St. George Emblem

The National Catholic Committee on Scouting®, acting through the local diocese or eparchy, may award the St. George emblem to members of the laity and clergy, Scouters and non-Scouters alike, who have made significant and outstanding contributions to the spiritual development of Catholic youths through Scouting.

St. Elizabeth Anne Seton Award

The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award was created in 1980 to recognize the significant contributions of persons serving the spiritual needs of Catholic members in organizations serving girls. This medal affirms the work of those who help youth develop their spiritual lives within the context of these organizations and is intended to recognize the notable contributions to this field of youth ministry. It is ordinarily received before the St. Anne Medal is earned, but is not a requirement for receiving the St. Anne Medal. 

St. Anne Medal

The St. Anne Medal was inaugurated in 1957. It is the highest national recognition for adults working with Catholic members of national organizations serving girls. The purpose of the award is to honor the outstanding service of adults contributing to the spiritual development of Catholic members of organizations for girls, and to further Catholic adult leadership in youth ministry through those organizations.