About The Emblem:
The Bronze Pelican Award is a local recognition approved by the Knoxville Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting.
– Any adult who is working in the scouting program under Catholic auspices.
To recognize the recipients outstanding contribution to the development of Catholic youth in America.
Recipients of the award must be exemplary adults and those recipients who are Catholic must have the approval of their respective pastors before the award is given. NOTE: Work accomplishment and dedication is the major criteria for receiving this award. Refer to application for other requirements.
Each Unit, Council and Parish is requested to submit the name of a possible candidate for the reception of this award. A candidate may be submitted by the Scout Committee in his parish, group of individuals who are active in youth affairs in the parish, or by the pastor, or registered scouter.
The Catholic Committee on Scouting for the Diocese of Knoxville will be permitted up to three awards annually with emphasis on the importance of being selective, and that there be no feelings that the full quota must be used every year. No honorary recognition will be made.
The recipients of the award are to be sought after and selected by an active committee.
This committee will be newly appointed annually by the diocesan chairman and chaplain at least 90 days before the date of the award presentation.
Recommendations should carefully detail how the nominee meets the guidelines for selection. The Bronze Pelican recommendations are evaluated on the basis of the guidelines described with in the application.
The emblem will be presented to adults at a formal ceremony or Mass by the Bishop or his representative. The location may vary from year to year.
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