Scouts grow closer to God while earning emblems
COLUMBIA—Scouts from around the Diocese of Charleston were honored for months of work and dedication at the annual Catholic Scout Convocation held Feb. 5 at St. Joseph Church in Columbia.
The event recognizes those who earned religious emblems during the previous year. Each emblem requires Scouts to learn more about the Church and their relationship with God, and complete a variety of activities related to faith.
Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, members of Venture crews and American Heritage Girls were all honored.
Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone led the ceremony and delivered the homily. Adam Rogers, a Boy Scout from St. Mary Church in Greenville, offered a reflection about his experiences in Scouting.
Eight Boy Scouts received the Pope Pius XII emblem, 26 Scouts earned the Ad Altare Dei emblem, and four girls received the Mary, the First Disciple emblem. Five adults received the Bronze Pelican and one received the St. George Emblem.
Above, Isaiah Colon, of Jesus Our Risen Savior Church in Spartanburg, receives the Pope Pius XII emblem.
Miscellany/Jeff Blake: Scouts make their processional into St. Joseph Church.
Miscellany/Jeff Blake: Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone prays during the Catholic Scout Convocation.
Miscellany/Jeff Blake: Bishop Guglielmone addresses the Scouts.
Miscellany/Jeff Blake: The bishop blesses the emblems.
Miscellany/Jeff Blake: Adrian Gluchowski, of Jesus Our Risen Savior Church in Spartanburg, receives the Ad Altare Dei emblem.
Miscellany/Jeff Blake: Taylor White, of St. Joseph in Columbia, receives the Ad Altare Dei emblem.
Miscellany/Jeff Blake: From left, Natalie Ruiz, of St. Mary Magdalene in Simpsonville; Jessica Mack, of Our Lady of the Rosary in Greenville; Hannah Johnson, of St. Mary Magdalene in Simpsonville; and Lindsay Douthat, of Jesus Our Risen Savior in Spartanburg, wait to receive their Mary, the First Disciple emblems.
Miscellany/Jeff Blake: Bishop Guglielmone awards the Mary, the First Disciple emblem, to Lindsay Douthat.
Miscellany/Jeff Blake: Adam Rogers, of Jesus Our Risen Savior in Spartanburg, receives the Pope Pius XII emblem.
Miscellany/Jeff Blake: William McPherson, of St. Mary in Greenville, receives the Pillars of Faith emblem.
Miscellany/Jeff Blake: Family and friends applaud the recipients at the convocation.