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 Emblem & Annual Convocation

The Scouting Convocation is a Mass celebrated by the diocesan bishop where he presents the religious emblems to the older youth, units and adults. It is generally held the first Sunday in May at the Bishop William G. Connare Center, near Greensburg. It is followed by an opportunity for photos and a social. All religious recognition programs are administered by the diocese through the Office for Evangelization and Faith Formation, as well as the diocesan scouting chaplain. All emblems must be approved by the diocese.
 
A brief description of each religious award or emblem is listed below. You can also view a full description of each award, and download the order forms for Boy Scout and Girl Scout materials.​
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 Bishop Connare Emblem

​​​​​Bishop William G. Connare (1911-95) served as the second bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg from 1960 until his retirement in 1987. He is fondly remembered by many in the diocese, including those in the scouting movement, for his pastoral care and concern for all. He recognized the potential of scouting to minister to all the needs of youth and as such became a great supporter and friend of scouting in the diocese.

The Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting for Boys created the Bishop Connare Emblem to recognize young scouters in the diocese who exemplify that part of the scout oath which reminds us of our duty to God. 
The purpose of this emblem is to recognize the recipient's outstanding contributions to the diocese, the community and the Boy Sc​outs of America. This emblem recognizes the recipient's ongoing work as a registered scouter in these areas. 
 
How to Nominate
One may not seek to earn this emblem, but will be considered for it by nomination. The person being nominated should not be informed of this nomination.​ The nominee must be a registered scouter between the ages of 20 and 39 and active in promoting religious and civic functions centered around the Catholic Church, community and the overall philosophy of scouting. He or she must have completed the Scouter Development Program, and must actively practice his/her faith.
 
Nominations may be made by: 
  1. The nominee's unit leader.
  2. A member of the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting for Boys.
  3. The nominee's priest or minister, or another member of the clergy to whom the nominee is well-known.
  4. A summer camp chaplain or other scout chaplain.

Submit nominations to Tina Moore in the Office for Evangelization and Faith Formation and Catholic Scouting.

 Adult Facilitator & Moderator Training

​​** Please note that in addition to the certification trainings listed below, all participants must have Protecting God's Children (VIRTUS) training, sign the Diocese of Greensburg Code of Pastoral Conduct and complete all PA Child Services Law requirements. The Boy Scouts of America also require training. ​​​
Adult Facilitator Training for Pope Pius XII Emblem

April 8, 2017

Adult leaders of Boy Scouts have the opportunity to earn their certification in order to work with scouts seeking the Pope Pius XII Emblem.  Individuals must be recertified every five years. There is no cost for the training. 

The Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting for Boys will hold the Adult Facilitator Training for the Pope Pius XII Emblem, Saturday, April 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Bishop Connare Center, Greensburg. The training is located in the Armstrong Room. Registration is necessary. All trainees will need both the Pope Pius XII Scout Book (cost is $5) and the Pope Pius XII Facilitator Manual (cost is $10). Copies of the books can be purchased at the training session with a check made payable to the Diocese of Greensburg or ordered from the scout secretary at the Pastoral Center, using the order form. For additional information, please contact Tina Moore.     

Adult facilitators trained prior to 2012 must update their Pope Pius XII Certification. 
REGISTER ONLINE

Adult Moderator Training for Ad Altare Dei Emblem
April 1, 2017

Adult leaders of Boy Scouts have the opportunity to earn their certification in order to work with scouts seeking the Ad Altare Dei Emblem.  Individuals must be recertified every five years. There is no cost for the training.
 
The Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting for Boys will hold an Adult Moderator Training to counsel the Ad Altare Dei Emblem, Saturday, April 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Bishop Connare Center, Greensburg. The training is located in the Armstrong Room. Registration is necessary. All trainees will need both the Ad Altare Dei Scout Book (cost is $5) and the Ad Altare Dei Counselor Manual (cost is $10). Copies of the books can be purchased at the training session with a check made payable to the Diocese of Greensburg, or ordered from the scout secretary at the Pastoral Center, using the order form.  For additional information, please contact Tina Moore
 
Adult counselors trained prior to 2012 must update their AAD Certification.
REGISTER ONLINE

Adult Girl Scout Emblem Training
Adult leaders of Girl Scouts have the opportunity to earn their certification in order to work with scouts seeking the Marian Emblem, Spirit Alive Emblem and Elizabeth Ann Seton Emblem. Individuals must be recertified every three years. There is no cost for the training. ​There is no scheduled date at this time.