Bishop Mark celebrated the annual Catholic Scouting Emblem Mass on October 14 at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona.
There were 35 emblem awardees — including both Boy and Girl Scouts — from throughout the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. Pack 383 from Our Lady of Victory Parish in State College, with Brent Laskowski as cubmaster, received a troop award — the Pope Paul VI Unit Award. The honor is given to a chartered organization that has provided a top quality program encompassing religious, vocational, and educational aspects of scouting under the Catholic Auspices.
There are many Girl and Boy Scout religious awards. Scouts are encouraged to earn them under the direction of their parents and leaders. For information, Scouts may contact Denise Kreckel at firstname.lastname@example.org or Claudia Reed at email@example.com.