Bishop Robert W. Muench delivered a closing address and prayer to area scouts during the annual Catholic Committee on Scouting Religious Awards Ceremony on Sept. 7 at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Baton Rouge.

Representatives from the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts attended the event, which opened with Deacon Richard Grant delivering the invocation. The purpose of the Catholic Committee on Scouting is to bring the Religious Emblem Program to the scouts registered in the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Camp Fire and American Heritage Girl Scouts Youth Program in the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Assisting in the funding of the program are the Louisiana Knights of Columbus Councils and the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.

Five adults won the Bronze Pelican Award, which recognizes men and women who have directly contributed to the spiritual development of the scouts. The winners included Brandi Aydell from Our Lady of Mercy, Brian Aydell from Our Lady of Mercy, Ann Bernard from St. Aloysius Church in Baton Rouge, Angela Poche from St. Theresa Church in Gonzales and Renee Sims from St. Jude Church in Baton Rouge.

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Bishop Robert W. Muench pins a medal on the uniform of an award recipient during a ceremony in which scouts throughout the diocese received their religious awards. Photo by Debbie Shelley | The Catholic Commentator

 

Nancy Simien received the prestigious St. George Emblem, which is the highest National Catholic Committee on Scouting Award achieved in the Boy Scouts.

The diocese was also awarded the Quality Diocesan Award for the 10th consecutive year. The award is presented to dioceses that promote and achieve a quality Catholic scouting program.

GIRL SCOUTS

Family of God

Troop No. 10324

Counselor: Nathalie Roy Mitchell

Arizona Sky Mitchell

Theresa Jean Verret

I Live My Faith

Troop No. 10160

Counselor: Sherri Levins

Allison Ann Evans

Allison Sarah Dupuy

Kelly Elizabeth Dupuy

Rachel Hayley Dupuy

Audrey Elizabeth Levins

Jessica Claire Little

Jordan Leah Walley

CUB SCOUTS

Light of Christ

Pack No. 7

Counselor: Ann Bernard

James Archer

Nicholas Kolb

Harrison LaBorde

James Patrick Maher

Diego Mihura

Sean Vidrine

Pack No. 66

Counselor: Louis A. Hebert

Cameron Bonaventure

Benjamin Brown

Pack No. 72

Counselor: Ron J. Usie

Xander Eathan Wilcox

Pack No. 228

Counselor: Genevieve Gohn

Conor David Foret

Rockford Lucas Gines

Pack No. 469

Counselor: Robert Templet Jr.

Dayton Jean Bush

Pack No. 942

Counselor: Angela Poché

Michael Christopher Colligan, Jr

Parvuli Dei

Pack No. 7

Counselor: Ann Bernard

Gareth LeBlanc

Adam Tessmer

Pack No. 76

Counselor: Patricia Mathurin

76 Grant Thomas DiCarlo

Colby Lee Wells

Pack No. 103

Counselor: Reneé Sims

Anthony Felix Chiasson

Owen Charles James

William Lewis Post

Jackson Thomas Trigo

Pack No. 170

Counselor: Laurie Jernigan

Ian James Bourgeois Hoover

Ryan Stephan Louis Hoover

Nickolas Harold Bradbury Werling

Pack No. 226

Counselor: Corey Orgeron

Teddy Jude Orgeron

Pack No. 228

Counselor: Genevieve Gohn

Liam Joseph Foret

Randall Charles Gohn, Jr

Cameron Nicholas May

Pack No. 399

Counselor: Lauren McGrew

Mason Paul Cavalier

Alton John Dugas III

Pack No. 490

Counselor: Erin McLean

Gavin Joseph Hebert

BOY SCOUTS

Ad Altare Dei

Troop No. 7

Counselor: Ann Bernard

Michael Thomas Bernard

Nicholas DiLeo

Ethan Andrew Ford

Benjamin Alcede Grandy

Robert William Desha Martin

Luke Allen Williams

Troop No. 888

Counselor: Paul C. Aguillard

Counselor: Kathleen Gora

André Cary Aguillard

Matthew Cary Aguillard

Isaak Étienne Dawson

Michael James deGraauw

Adam Emile Kardorff

Jason Trevor Marxsen

Andrew Ryan Schoonmaker