Annual Scouting Awards Ceremony

Annual Scouting Awards Ceremony

Photo by Alan M. Dumoff

scouts-webTroop 161 of Our Lady of Peace Parish, Williamstown, is the recipient of the Bishop’s Flags. Standing in the back is Father Paul D. Harte, Scouting Youth Ministry Chaplain.

The 75th Annual Scouting Youth Ministry Awards Ceremony was held June 14, at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Linwood.
Father Paul D. Harte, Diocese of Camden Scouting Youth Ministry Chaplain and pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Linwood, presided. The Scouting Youth Ministry Chairperson is Joseph P. Brennan. The Diocese of Camden Director of Youth Ministry is Gregory Coogan.
In a written message, Bishop Dennis Sullivan said, “We salute all scout volunteers for the time, energy and spirit they have given to the Catholic Scouting program, as well as the thousands of youth who have earned recognitions throughout the year. Congratulations!”

National Religious Award Recipients
(Listed in numerical order according to troop with predominant parish listed and other parishes noted)

Girl Scout Division

I Live My Faith
(Junior Girl Scouts and Youth Grades 4-6)
Troop 62212, St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Gibbstown: Charlize Bjanes, Grace Cassidy, Maura Poulton, Kaitlyn Willox
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Absecon: Josephine Ring, Michela Ring

Mary, the First Disciple
(Cadette Girl Scouts and Youth Grades 7-10)
Troop 62560, Church of the Holy Family, Sewell: Julia D’Ippolito, Anna Holemans, Ashlyn Burns-Lynch (St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Sicklerville)

Boy Scout Division

Light of Christ
(Cub Scouts, Tiger/Wolf)
Pack 12, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Galloway: Gerard Traynor
Pack 34, Our Lady of Peace Parish, Williamstown: Chase Quintavalle
Pack 72, St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish, Northfield: Joseph Faldetta (Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Linwood), Connor Lawlor, Connor (Mark) Marrone, Jayden Oseguera, Jeremy Stunda, James Stunda, Jr.
Pack 161, Our Lady of Peace Parish, Williamstown: Charles Agnew, Robert Corcoran, Mark Evangelista, Daniel Finkbiner, Liam Garber, Daniel McClave, Jerry Pinkerton, Chase Raab, Christopher Tedesco
Pack 213, St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Gibbstown: Alex Mitchell
Pack 220 , Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Turnersville: Jaiden Vallejo
Pack 634, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Galloway: Maximilian Traina, Joseph Lorge (St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Absecon)

Parvuli Dei
(Cub Scouts, Bear/Webelo)
Pack 4, St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Gibbstown: Rubem Santos
Pack 62, Our Lady of Hope Parish, Blackwood: John R. Stewart Jr.
Pack 146, Catholic Community of Christ Our Light, Cherry Hill: Andrew Sawyer, Colin Sawyer
Pack 161, Our Lady of Peace Parish, Williamstown: Dante Biello, Joseph Butkus, Dylan Curry, Jakob Dickinson, Connor Hill, Ronald Marshall, Seamus Murphy, Michael Paccione
Pack 213, St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Gibbstown: Andrew George
Pack 254, St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Mays Landing: Enzo Acosta (St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Egg Harbor Twp.), Thomas Fisher (St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Egg Harbor Twp.), Ethan Alioto, Jaden Alioto
Pack 634, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Galloway: Caleb Downey, Zachary Johannessen, Ryan Kopervos, Connor Lescrinier, Andrew Migone, Sean Ralston, Nathan Vekteris, Christopher Casella (St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Absecon), William Lorge (St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Absecon), Michael Ring Jr. (St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Absecon)

Ad Altare Dei
Troop 54, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Lindenwold: Ryan Cunningham, Wyatt Giberson, Chris Craven (Our Lady of Hope Parish, Blackwood)
Troop 73, Notre Dame de la Mer Parish, Wildwood: Jimmy O’Keefe
Troop 81, Church of the Holy Family, Sewell: Jared Castro, Thomas Gilbert, Jonathan Norman, Robert Troy Young, Billy Hackett (Our Lady of Hope Parish, Blackwood), Jason Meredith (Our Lady of Hope Parish, Blackwood), Lee Hughes (Our Lady of Peace Parish, Williamstown), Andrew Krawice (Our Lady of Peace Parish, Williamstown), Ben Jennings (St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Sicklerville), Riley Radcliff (St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Sicklerville)

Pope Pius XII
(Boy Scouts/Venture Scouts)
Troop 26, Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit, Mullica Hill: Matthew Traina
Troop 70, Catholic Community of Christ Our Light, Cherry Hill: Andrew Ellis, William Lewis
Troop 89, Our Lady of Hope Parish, Blackwood: Nicholas Panichelli
Troop 234, Our Lady of Peace Parish, Williamstown: Nathaniel Diienno, Brandon Palazzo, Chris Palazzo

Bishop’s Award
Matthew Traina, Troop 26, Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit, Mullica Hill
This award is presented to any Boy Scout who has earned the Eagle Badge and either The Ad Altare Dei or The Pope Pius XII Award and to any Girl Scout who has earned both her Gold Award and The Spirit Alive recognition.

Pillars of Faith Award
Matthew Traina, Troop 26, Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit, Mullica Hill
Youth who earn all four of the recognitions in the NCCS or NCCGSCF programs receive this award. The NCCS requirements include The Light of Christ, The Pavuli Dei, The Ad Altare Dei, and The Pius XII Awards. The NCCGSCF requirements include The Family of God, The I Live My Faith, The Mary, the First Disciple, and The Spirit Alive Recognitions.

P.R.A.Y. Religious Award Recipients
(Programs of Religious Activities with Youth) are for youth in Protestant and independent churches.

God and Me Award
Pack 161, Williamstown: Lucas Tobin, Zackary Tourscher

God and Family Award
Pack 81, Sewell: Kenny Cashman, Kevin Cashman
Pack 1613, Williamstown: Isaiah Lee, Leo Tourscher

Bronze Pelican Award for Adults
Pack 7161, Our Lady of Peace Parish, Williamstown: Donna Diienno
This medal is presented to adults who have served as Boy Scout religious award counselors or have contributed to the program on a parish level for at least three years.

Pope Paul VI National Catholic Quality Unit Award
Pack 161, Chartered by Our Lady of Peace Parish, Williamstown
Boy Scout packs, troops and crews chartered to Catholic parishes, schools or organizations may earn this award. Requirements include adult training and leadership, service by the unit, religious emblems, vocation awareness, relationships and membership. It may be re-earned each year.

The St. Joseph’s History Society Presentation
The St. Joseph’s History Society from St. Joseph’s Parish in Camden presented a donation to the Diocese of Camden Scouting Youth Ministry in honor of Scouting Youth Ministry Chairperson Emeritus Anson (Andy) J. Wager, Jr. for his support of their parish and their annual Armed Forces Day Mass.

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