Re: International Awareness Recognition Medallion
Mon, 18 Aug 1997 12:11:51 -0800
To Jill Walsh & Jean Poulton & Others who have requested information on
the new Catholic"International Awarenes Emblem/Medallion (IAE). As you
will note, it is not as difficult to obtain as the St. George. The IAE
is awarded through your local Catholic Conference on Scouting, from the
International Catholic Conference on Scouting.
The International Catholic Conference on Scouting offers a Pin & Patch
Activity Recognition for Cub Scouts, & a Medallion & Patch (this is the
same patch as worn by German Catholic Scout troops) Recognition for Boy
Scouts, Explorers, & Scouters. These awards are offered in recognition
for increased awareness of Scouting in the Catholic Church throughout
A. CUB SCOUT REQUIREMENT:
Look up the definition of the word catholic in the dictionary & write
Plus, do any 2 of the following:
1. List 10 countries that have Scouting programs for Catholics
2. Pass the religious achievement or requirement proper to your rank in
3. Know the name of the Cub Scout religious emblem for Catholics. Tell
what language it is in, & its meaning.
4. With your parent or guardian, visit a Catholic church of a different
national background or a different rite from your own
5. Draw a picture or take a photo of the Jerusalem Cross
B. BOY SCOUT/EXPLORER REQUIREMENTS:
Look up the definition of the word catholic in the dictionary; tell how
it applies to the Catholic Church
Plus, do any 2 of the following:
1. Talk to someone who has experienced Catholicism in a foreign country
about living in that country as a Catholic
2. Do one of the following pertaining to a Catholic church of a
different rite from your own:
a. Visit & attend a Liturgy or a Mess, if possible in a foreign
language, & compare it to your own parish.
b. Write or meet with a Scout of that church to find out in what why
that church differs from your own & is like your own.
c. View a video or a movie about that church
3. Earn the Citizen in the World Merit Badge
4. Write a Catholic Scout in a foriegn country
5. View a video or movie on Scouting in a foreign country (for example,
World Youth Day, World Jamboree)
6. Learn a Scouting phrase & the Sign of the Cross in a foreign
7. Help a Cub Scout earn his International Pin Activity Recognition
C. SCOUTER REQUIREMENTS:
Help at least one Cub or Scout earn the International Pin or the
International Medallion Activity Recognition
Plus do any 2 of the following:
1. Attend a Divine Liturgy or a Mass celerated in a Catholic church of
a different national background or of a different rite from your own.
Share this experience with Cubs or Scouts
2. Share information about Scouting for Catholics in another country
with Cubs or Scouts
3. Participate in an international Scout activity. Share the religious
dimension of what you experienced with Cubs or Scouts
4. Excplain the differece & similarities between 2 kinds of religious
art (for example, icons, status, paintings) to Cubs or Scouts
Send application to either your local Catholic Committee Scout Chaplain
or to the National Catholic Committee on Scouting, P.O. Box 152079,
Irving, Texas 75015-2079.
Funds generated by this program will further the work of the
International Catholic Conference of Scouting.
Note: In our Diocesan Committee on Scouting, Religious awards/emblems
are made once a year by the bishop. However, as soon as the Scout or
Scouter passes the Diocesan BOR, they are allowed to wear the religious
knot. The BOR is held in Spokane, which for some of us is several hours
away, so each parish religious emblem councilor insures that the people
are ready. A report by the individual seeking the award is prepared &
submitted to the BOR prior to them interviewing the candidate. Both my
grandsons (Eagle 16, Life 15) & I have received this award. The boys
said it was an easy BOR, the written report said it all so the members
just enjoyed talking to the boys. Personally, I thought I was studying
for the priesthood when they finnished with me.
The medallion is silver colored, weight & size slightly larger then the
old silver dollars. Cubs $6 (pin & patch), others $12 for medallion &
patch, $15 for medallion, pin & patch.
Your local Diocesan Committee on Scouting "should" have passed this
information down to you early this Summer when it became available to
BSA. If I can be of further assistance, you have my number.
God Bless; George A. Paccerelli, BSRT Commish, Stevens Dist. Inland
Northwest Council-WA&ID "I use to be an Antelope"jean poulton wrote:
> What is the Roman Catholic "International Awareness Recognition
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City