Friday, 04 October 2013 00:00
The 56 Annual Boy Scout convocation was recently held at Saint Agnes Cathedral by Bishop Robert J. Brennan. Thirteen boys and One leader from Holy Spirit Church Parish/Boy Scout Troop 298 were among 160 scouts from Nassau/Suffolk that received religious awards.
Gregory Burger, Daniel Celic, Matthew D’Amico, Wade Fitzgerald, Connor Garvin, James Garvin, Joesph Jonas, Robert Pomara and Michael Sokol received the Ad Altare Dei Emblem. This emblem is offered to help equip the scout to take his place in the world with understanding his Christian commitment, to recognize his advancement in the spiritual content of scouting and to help fully live by the Boy Scout Promise and Law.
The program strongly emphasizes the sacraments, for it is through the sacraments that one encounters Christ.
John Dunn, Thomas Dunn, Anthony Pallisco and James Sokol received the Pope Pius XII Emblem. This program was developed in recognition of the need for catholic lay leaders in the church and community. It reflects the ideal of youth’s growing concern with the world of God as well as the world humanity.
Eamonn Lennon received the Bishops Emblem; an honor granted by nomination and giving to a scout that shows outstanding service to his church, community and demonstrates the 12th point of the scout law, meaning “a scout is reverent.” Tony Lennon, troop chaplain, received the Bronze Pelican Emblem, which is given to a exemplary adult who has significant outstanding contribution to the spiritual development of the catholic youth and in good standing in their respective positions in scouting and in their faith communities.