March 19, 2021

Scouts Honored

The Archdiocesan Catholic Scouting Awards ceremony was held on Feb. 7 at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral with Archbishop Charles C. Thompson presiding.

Scouts from throughout the archdiocese were honored for earning age-specific Catholic Scouting awards. A total of 67 Scouts earned awards. Boy Scouts of America Scouts usually earn the Ad Altare Dei emblem in middle school and then the Pope Pius XII Award in high school. The Marian Award is one of the emblems for middle school- to high school-age Girl Scouts.

Two Scouts, Matthew Schelonka and Edward (Teddy) Isakson, both of St. Monica Parish in Indianapolis, were recognized with the Pillars of Faith Award for earning all four religious emblems. Karen Harbeson of St. Michael Parish in Bradford received the adult St. George Award.

More information about Catholic Scouting awards can be found at the Indianapolis Catholic Committee on Scouting at †

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Catholic Scouting award photos


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