Recipient should be of excellent character and exemplary
in every way.
Recipient should be currently active with the organization
served (ideally, registered members). There are no national
restrictions regarding recipients. Recognition may be given to clergy,
religious, non-Catholics, and lay persons.
Catholic recipients should be exemplary Catholics, with
the support of their parish community and their respective pastors.
Non-Catholic recipients should be supported by their congregation and
A minimum of seven years active service to youth as an
adult member is a requirement.
The following points should be considered, and should be included in the
Resume for Nomination. Please review these points, and comment on any
of these requirements regarding the nominee.
Promotes the Religious Recognitions program available to Catholic
members in the Diocese and/or serves as a counselor. Encourages
non-Catholic members to participate in the Religious Recognitions
program of their Faith.
Gives notable service in promoting Catholic activities and
service projects for the Church and shows willingness to serve on
Participates actively in adult spiritual motivation programs,
retreats or days of recollection; enables others to participate.
Gives outstanding service toward promoting and participating in
Girl Scout/Camp Fire Sunday observances.
Gives notable service by extending the national organizations to
more members under Catholic auspices.
Assists parishes and Catholic organizations in recruiting adults
for key leadership positions.
Is fully trained in the skills of the organization and is
outstanding for his/her sense of responsibility, humility and good
Is responsible for assisting in the transportation of Catholic
members to Mass at camporees and summer camps and provides for the
spiritual needs of the non-Catholics within these groups.
Creates a better understanding of the aims and ideals of the
organization by the clergy and laity through the Catholic press and
other communications media.
Is instrumental in organizing and promoting these programs for
all members, regardless of race or creed, and gives leadership.
Encourages the true spirit of ecumenism as well as parochial
responsibility and Catholic leadership within the girls' organizations
Fosters a good relationship with the local Council and is capable
of interpreting Catholic programs to Council members.
Guide for nomination and selection for the St. Anne medal:
The Saint Anne medal may be given to any adult, lay or religious,
Scouter, Campfire adult or non-Scout, Catholic or non-Catholic who has
shown a consistent commitment to the formation and development of girls in
Catholic troops, or Catholic girls in other troops and units. It is
expected that the candidate is active and dedicated on more than just the
local level as demonstrated by noteworthy activity and example at the
counselor, diocesan or national level.
The following are general guidelines for appropriate candidates for the
St. Anne medal. Please remember these are suggested guidelines only.
Candidates should be noteworthy in personal example, service to youth and
to community, and ideally influencing others within Girl Scouting or
Campfire in a manner consistent with Catholic values. General Scouting
achievements alone do not qualify a person to receive this medal. Although
accomplishment and sustained dedication are more significant than a
specific number of years in Scouting, it is expected that most candidates
will have a record of 5 or more years of commitment, and that the St.
Elizabeth Ann Seton medal will have been awarded to a candidate before that
candidate is nominated for the St. Anne emblem.
Bishop Braxton presides over a special annual ceremony to honor hundreds
of Catholic boys and girls and Catholic adults from all over the Diocese who
have earned a Catholic Scout Religious Award or Recognition.
Please complete the
Nomination Form and
mail it by 1 December to ...
Catholic Committee on Scouting
Office of Youth Ministry
Diocese of Belleville
2620 Lebanon Avenue
Belleville IL 62221-3299