2011 Scholarships Awarded
The National Catholic Committee on Scouting (NCCS) is pleased to announce the winners of the Emmett J. Doerr Memorial Distinguished Scout Scholarships for 2011. These scholarships were established eight years ago by the family of the late Emmett J. Doerr, a dedicated Catholic Scouter who was an active member of the NCCS. Each of the five $2000 scholarships recognizes outstanding Eagle Scouts who are registered in a program of the Boy Scouts of America. This year's winners were chosen from over 150 applicants from across the country based on a number of criteria including service to their home parish, leadership in their Scout units and other school or community organizations, letters of recommendation and their scholastic record. The recipients are:
- Cameron Hamilton of Sugar Land, TX, Diocese of Galveston/Houston
- Jared Linney of Fresno, CA, Diocese of Fresno
- Antonio (Tony) G. Messina-Doerning of Pasadena, CA, Archdiocese of Los Angeles
- Benjamin J. Moeller of Cincinnati, OH, Archdiocese of Cincinnati
- Thomas "Tucker" White of New Rochelle, NY, Archdiocese of New York
Scholarships Chairman Jay Schnapp announces the following recipients of 2011 National Jewish Committee on Scouting (NJCoS) Eagle Scout Scholarships:
- Chester M. Vernon Memorial Eagle Scout Scholarship ($1,000/year for 4 years) - Andrew L. Klock of Nanuet, NY
- Rick Arkans Eagle Scout Scholarship ($1,000) - Brian M. Ginell of Thousand Oaks, CA
- Frank L. Weil Memorial Eagle Scout Scholarship - First Place ($1,000) - Max L. Olender of West Bloomfield, MI
- Frank L. Weil Memorial Eagle Scout Scholarship - Second Place ($500) - Ryan M. Alexander of Bellaire, TX and Adam J. Goldman of Dallas, TX
Our Lady of the Angels
One hundred sixty five Scouts were honored at the 85th Annual Archdiocese of Los Angeles Presentation Mass held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. The Catholic Committee on Scouting presented 144 Ad Altare Dei and 21 Pope Pius XII Religious Emblems. Additionally, six Scouts received the coveted local Chi Rho Award by earning all four of the Religious Emblems.
Program Anchors Instruction at Philmont Conference
The annual LDS leadership conference at eastern New Mexico's Philmont Scout Ranch is, at once, an intensive training seminar and a spiritual gathering of like-minded youth leaders and their families. Many come to the Scout training perhaps second-guessing their decision to burn a week of vacation time to sleep in tents and spend hours each day sitting in classroom instruction. Many more leave the storied ranch with spirits soaring after having known "a Zion's experience."
"A Scout is reverent." All Scouts show this by being faithful in their duty to God. Some go further and give special service. This can qualify them for a religious emblem. Such an emblem is not a Scouting award. It is conferred on a Scout by his religious leader. Each faith has its own requirements for earning its emblem.
Listed below are the emblems and where to find out about them. Before writing or visiting your local council service center, check with your religious leader.