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Boy Scout Adult Recognition

St. George Adult Recognition (NCCS/BSA)
(Committee Purchased Only)

The St. George Adult Recognition is the NCCS recognition for Adult (Boy) Scouters that is awarded at the diocesan level.  Scouters are nominated by their peers and a committee is formed to assess the merits of those nominated. The number of St. George Recognitions a diocese committee can award each year is limited to a formula based on the number of Catholic units in the diocese. recipients of the St. George Recognition are eligible to also receive the BSA Adult Religious knot.

The national requirements for the St. George Adult Recognition can be found on the NCCS website.


Diocesan Adult Recognition
(Committee Purchased Only)

The Pelican Emblem is presented to an adult who is working with the scout program of a parish, or to a Catholic in a scout unit not sponsored by the church.  The purpose of the Emblem is to recognize adults for their significant contribution in promoting Scouting in the Catholic Church on the parish level.

It can be awarded to men, women, priest, religious or non Catholics. The selection is made by the Atlanta Archdiocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting.

The Bronze Pelican Diocesan adult recognition recipients are not eligible to receive the BSA Adult Religious knot.


| Bronze Pelican Application |

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Adult Recognition Process

Mail adult applications to:

Atlanta Archdiocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting
Tommy Treat
3372 Corral Drive
Marietta, GA 30066

Application and procedures: Emblems Procedures
Application due to committee: January 2, 2016
Ceremony information: Date: February 27, 2016

Location: Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Flowery Branch

For more information contact:

For Boy Scouts:
Atlanta Archdiocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting
Tommy Treat
3372 Corral Drive
Marietta, GA 30066

William D. Boyce New-Unit Organizer Award


By Edward P. Martin, NCCS Vice-Chair

The BSA Relationships Division recently announced the availability of a new Scouter square knot award. It is called the William D. Boyce New Unit Organizer Award and is presented to Scouters who organize one or more traditional Scouting units.  Last March 2005, Don York, Director of the BSA Relationships Division, announced the award at the NCCS Executive Board meeting in Reno. He describes the award as having three colors, each representing the three phases of our program— Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing. The award is administered by the Relationships Division and presented by the local council.


1. With the approval of the district committee chair, serve as the organizer and complete the successful organization of one new traditional unit (Cub Scout pack, Boy Scout troop, Varsity team or Venturing crew).

2. Organize the unit by following all procedures as published in the New Unit Organization Process(#34196), particularly insuring that new unit leadership is trained; program for the new unit is organized and has begun; the new unit committee is functioning; a unit commissioner is assigned to, has completed and processed all paperwork for the new unit; and the unit charter is presented to the chartered organization.

3. Sometimes several individuals help to organize a new unit. However, for this award only one volunteer can be recognized as the organizer for each new unit.

4. A program device can be earned and worn on the new unit organizer knot for each additional new traditional unit organized. The program device would represent the type of unit organized: Cub Scout pack, Boy Scout troop, Varsity team, or Venturing crew. The knot and up to three program devices may be worn, representing recognition for organizing the total of four new traditional units. Multiple program devices for the same program may be earned and worn.

5.  The new unit organization award recognizes volunteers for organizing traditional units after, and not before, March 1, 2005.


Recognition Items

􀂃 New Unit Organizer Award Certificate

􀂃 New Unit Organizer Award Uniform Insignia Square Knot

􀂃 Program devices to recognize additional new units organized

􀂃 Organizer lapel pin for civilian wear

As your diocese promotes the formation of new Catholic-chartered units, let your fellow Scouters know of this new additional incentive. Who will be the first in your council to earn the award?

Certificate of Completion

Steps for Starting a New Unit

Steps for Starting a New Catholic Scouting Ministry