St. George

St. George

The National Catholic Committee on Scouting® and the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America having observed the use and value of an award presented to adults for outstanding service to the spiritual development of Catholic youth in the Scouting program, approved the St. George Award in 1955. St. George, who died a martyr in the year 303, was the Patron Saint of Knighthood and of England. The principal order of Knighthood in England was placed under the patronage of St. George. The feast day of St. George, April 23, was a national holiday and a holy day of obligation for English Catholics for many years.

Early stories of St. George’s knighthood describes his public witnessing of his faith, his arrest, brave suffering and martyrdom. St. George is an appropriate saint for Scouting, whose ideals describe many of the virtues demanded by those who would be knights. Likewise, Scouts and Scouters are called upon to make a public commitment to their ideals. The St. George Award identifies and gives the highest recognition to members of the laity and clergy, Scouters and non-Scouters alike, who have made significant and outstanding contributions to the spiritual development of Catholic youth in Scouting.

Current to 2019. No awards in 2020 and 2021 because of the pandemic.

Past recipients:

  • Abraham F. Arvizu
  • Abraham J. Arvizu
  • Frank Astemborski
  • Fr. Chris Axline
  • Larry Becker
  • John Bedway
  • Josefina Balanon
  • Thomas Block
  • Gary Boyce
  • Michael Briner
  • Frank Brinkman, Jr.
  • Shirley Brinkman
  • Dcn. Colin Campbell
  • Charles Cancik
  • Vera Cannella
  • Ronald Capek
  • Ralph Chilelli
  • Robert F. Collins
  • Thomas Connors
  • Lynn Coomer
  • Mike Coomer
  • Pati Coury
  • Robert  DeDecher
  • Lucille Delaware
  • Raymond Delaware
  • Steve Ewing
  • John Fassell
  • Rose Fassell
  • Ben Fimbres
  • Suzanne Fitzpatrick
  • Kenneth Frankel
  • Steve Fullmer
  • Robert Gallas
  • Bernard Gibbons
  • Mark Gilsdorf
  • David Gironda, Sr.
  • Gerry Griffin
  • Ernest Haag
  • Paul Haesloop
  • David Hart
  • Dorene Healy
  • Mark Healy
  • Alan Herro
  • Patricia Hintze
  • John Hogatt
  • Howard Hooks
  • Joseph Ted Hoope
  • Robert Horst
  • Ann Johnson
  • George Keene
  • Janet Lynn Keene
  • Fr. Charles Kieffer
  • Phyllis Kilcullen
  • Lee Kloft
  • RoseMary Kloft
  • Melvin Knouse
  • Tom Koncel
  • Rita Laguna
  • Ed Lahey
  • Lee Laughner
  • Robert E. Lujan
  • Anthony Madonia, Jr.
  • Mary Madonia
  • Archbishop Paul Marcinkus
  • Anthony Marsitto
  • Thomas Mayer
  • Sandy McAdams
  • Jean Michels
  • Walter Michels
  • Steve Miller
  • Timothy Mitchell
  • Richard Moseke
  • Kevin Moshier
  • John Moss
  • Rev. Arthur Nave, Jr.
  • Craig Nelson
  • Bishop Edwardo Nevares
  • Rev. Dennis J. O’Rourke
  • Bishop Thomas J. O’Brien
  • Dr. Vaughn M. Oliver
  • Bishop Thomas Olmsted
  • Camille O’Melia
  • Kelly Parker
  • Leonard Petee
  • Herbert Pierpan
  • Kathleen Polowski
  • Ophelia Powell
  • Raymond Powell
  • Ed Price
  • Teresa Price
  • William Price
  • Theodore Puchalski
  • John Raths
  • Fr. Philip Reiser
  • Frank Resnick
  • Ted Rogash
  • Cathleen Rogers
  • Arthur Romero
  • John Ross
  • Calvin Rutger
  • Forrest Schmid
  • Carol Schuller
  • Helen Schuller
  • Lowell Schwartz
  • Tom Shaffer
  • Fr. John Sharp
  • Martin Sheehan
  • Patrick Skelly
  • Tom Skinner
  • James Tapia
  • Rosanna Tarr
  • Jim Taylor
  • Louis Trog
  • Michael Vollmer
  • Charles Wade
  • Brenda Walag
  • Alex Walsh
  • Tom Walsh
  • Michael  (Mick) Waltz
  • James Webb
  • Marilyn Webb
  • Nancy Welton
  • Robert Wentland
  • George T. Wilson
  • Robert Wilson
  • George Wolfmeyer
  • John Zowin