top of page

Bronze Pelican


About The Emblem:

The Bronze Pelican Award is a local recognition approved by the Diocese of Charleston Catholic Committee on Scouting.



Any adult who is working in the scouting program under Catholic auspices.
To Catholics in Scout units not chartered by the Church.
To those who have made a significant contribution to Scouting in the field of Catholic relationships. This award may be given to Catholic lay men and women, priests, and religious.



To recognize the recipient's 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.


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.


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.


No honorary recognitions will be made.


Complete the nomination form and send all materials in one envelope to:


George Faller III, Chairman, DoCCCS
107 Townes Rd.
Columbia SC 29210

Award Ceremony:

The emblem will be presented once a year at the Annual Scout Convocation which is held on Scout Sunday at St. Joseph’s in Columbia.  Bishop Guglielmone will present each scouter with their emblem.


Since the award is given at the unit level the pack or troop will need to cover the cost of the emblem. Cost of the award is $19.00 and a check should be submitted with the application.



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.

bottom of page