Re: Lamb Award?
settummanque, or blackeagle (blkeagle@DYNASTY.NET)
Tue, 16 Sep 1997 10:11:06 -0500
Goes to show that even *I* learn new things every single day!! Thanks,
Len Christiansen wrote to me:
>Most of the time you're 100% on the mark, but I'm going to have to
>disagree with you on this one, Mike. The Lamb Award is only for
>Lutherans. The Lutheran Church also has a Servant of Youth Award >which may
be awarded to non Lutherans who have given service to >Lutheran youth.
Confusing isn't it?
Not really; I'm a holder of the Bronze Pelican Award from the Catholic
Church; it is the "non-Catholic" service award for service to Catholic youth
through Scouting. The St. George Award honores Catholic men and women that
have given service to youth through youth programs (including Scouting).
Thanks again, Len...he also sent me a pointer to a page with more
information on the award:
>From the Lutheran Religious Growth Programs page of the Evangelic
>Lutheran Church in America Site
>(don't try to type it!) :)
>Lamb and Servant of Youth Awards (Adult Recognition Emblems)
> The Lamb Award is a national award for Lutheran adults through
>the youth ministry departments of the national offices of the Lutheran
>Church bodies. It recognizes distinguished service by adults in ministry
>to young people through service to the Church and one of the civic
>youth-serving agencies (Boy Scouts of America, Camp Fire Boys and >Girls,
Girl Scouts U.S.A., 4-H and others).
> The award may be given to any Lutheran adult who is an active
>member of his or her church and who has rendered a minimum of ten >years of
distinguished volunteer service to young people both through >the Church and
one or more of the civic youth-serving agencies.
> The Servant of Youth Award is a national award designed to
>recognize adults (not necessarily Lutheran) who have given outstanding
>service to Lutheran youth for a minimum of five years both through the
>Church and one of more of the civic youth-serving agencies.
> The Lamb and Servant of Youth adult Awards are by nomination
>only. In other words, they are not a work/study program for adults to
>"earn" like the God and Country Series for youth. Instead, and outside
>party must nominate an adult to receive these awards by submitting the
>required application, letters of recommendation, and resume.
I hope that this additional information is of use to many out there that are
deserving of a recognition for their long, hard and sometimes thankless work
This also serves as a visable reminder that "no one person holds all of the
cards" here on Scouts-L...the list was formed to provide assistance and
support to each other....I appreciate it every single day, because as today,
I've added yet *another tool* to my "database" of "What do you give a
Scouter that has received the Silver Beaver, District Award of Merit and all
of those other things??"
If he or she's been working alongside Lutheran youth for a significant
period of time, you can recommend him or her for the Servant of Youth or the
Lamb Award, depending on if the person is a member of the Lutheran Church.
(c) 1997 Mike Walton ("no such thing as strong coffee,...") (502) 827-9201
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