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Award Forms Youth Awards
  • Rosary Patch
  • Footsteps of American Saints
  • Eagle Scout Certificate
  • Bishop Morkovsky Award
Adult Awards
  • Rosary Patch
  • Footsteps of American Saints
  • Scroll of Honor
  • Bronze Pelican Emblem
  • St. George Emblem
Unit Awards
  • Pope Paul VI Unit Award
  • Bishop's Trophy


Resources for Emblems Counselors

New American Bible
Ad Altare Dei
Pope Pius XII
P.R.A.Y. - Programs of Religious Activities with Youth


Award Forms

Youth Awards
The Rosary Patch Beginning in 2003, the Rosary Patch Series will focus each of the next four years on a different set of Mysteries of the Holy Rosary. This is an opportunity for youth and adults alike to learn more about their faith. The requirements for this year's patch can be found here.


This religious activity honors those men and women who led heroic lives of faith. Their words, their deeds, and their devotion to prayer and to the sacraments, inspire all American Catholics. In the Church calendar for the United States, some have the rank of "Saint" and are venerated by the Universal Church. Some have the rank of "Blessed" and are venerated by the Local Church. Some have the rank of "Venerable" and, while on the way to becoming a "Saint", may be venerated by Catholics. Most of these men and women lived and worked in North America in what is now the United States. Some others never set foot in America, however they had a huge impact on the Catholic American landscape. All of them sought to follow Jesus. The available activities are listed here.


Eagle Scout Certificate Certificates from the National Catholic Committee on Scouting recognizing Catholic Scouts who have attained the rank of Eagle Scout are available for $3. Contact Melvin Hart for details, or fill out an online certificate request form. Turn around time is one week.


Bishop Morkovsky Award The Bishop Morkovsky Award may be presented by the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting to any Catholic Scout/Venturer between the ages of 14 and 20, in recognition of contributions to the Catholic Scouting Program of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, particularly by participation in DCCS Scouting events, as well as his/her having filled other offices or posts in the Scouting Program.

Click here for a list of Bishop Morkovsky Award recipients in our archdiocese.



Adult Awards
The Rosary Patch Beginning in 2003, the Rosary Patch Series will focus each of the next four years on a different set of Mysteries of the Holy Rosary. This is an opportunity for youth and adults alike to learn more about their faith. The requirements for this year's patch can be found here.


This religious activity honors those men and women who led heroic lives of faith. Their words, their deeds, and their devotion to prayer and to the sacraments, inspire all American Catholics. In the Church calendar for the United States, some have the rank of "Saint" and are venerated by the Universal Church. Some have the rank of "Blessed" and are venerated by the Local Church. Some have the rank of "Venerable" and, while on the way to becoming a "Saint", may be venerated by Catholics. Most of these men and women lived and worked in North America in what is now the United States. Some others never set foot in America, however they had a huge impact on the Catholic American landscape. All of them sought to follow Jesus. The available activities are listed here.


Scroll of Honor Certificate The Scroll of Honor may be presented by the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting to any registered active Scouter working with Catholic Scouting in any unit for a period of three years or more for services such as:
  • consistently promoting the Catholic Religious Emblems program
  • actively promoting Catholic activities and being willing to serve on committees for these activities
  • participation in DCCS retreats

Click here for a list of recent Scroll of Honor recipients in our archdiocese.



Bronze Pelican The Bronze Pelican may be presented by the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting to any registered active Scouter working with Catholic Scouting in any unit for a period of five years or more for services such as:
  • active involvement, encouragement and assistance in promoting the Catholic Religious Emblems program
  • actively promoting Catholic activities by having served on committees for these activities
  • active participation in, and service as staff at, DCCS retreats.
Click here for a list of Bronze Pelican Emblem recipients in our archdiocese.


St. George The St. George Emblem may be presented by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting (upon recommendation of the Diocesan Catholic Committee) to members of the laity and clergy, Scouters and non-Scouters alike, in recognition of outstanding contribution and sustained dedication to the spiritual development of Catholic Youth for a period of seven years or more for services such as:
  • promoting the religious emblems programs for Catholic Scouts
  • encouraging non-Catholic Scouts to participate in the religious emblems programs of their own faiths
  • giving notable service in promoting Catholic activities and service projects for the Church
  • actively participating in and promoting Scout retreats and days of recollection
  • giving notable service in organizing and maintaining Catholic-chartered Scouting units
  • giving notable service in bringing the Catholic program to those Scouts not in Catholic-chartered units
  • outstanding service in promoting and participating in Scout Sunday observances
Click here for a list of St. George Emblem recipients in our archdiocese.


Unit Awards
Pope Paul VI Unit Award The Pope Paul VI Unit Award exists to promote Catholic membership and to:
  • recognize the chartered organization
  • motivate and improve the effectiveness of the unit and its adult leadership
  • provide each youth with a top-quality program which encompasses the religious, vocational, and educational aspects of Scouting under Catholic auspices
Units: To order the ribbon, patch, certificate, and year rockers, please fill out and attach to your application a copy of the NCCS Patch Order Form (make checks payable to ACCS and send to Mel Hart).

Click here for a brief history of this award.


(no image available) The Bishop's Trophy is presented annually, on Scout Sunday of the following year, to the Catholic sponsored Cub Scout Pack, Boy Scout Troop, and Venturing Crew or Sea Scout Ship in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston that has accumulated the most points during the current year.








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