RELIGIOUS EMBLEMS — Pictured, from left: Connor Edbauer, Kristine Edbauer, Bishop Richard Malone, Chandler Edbauer and Jonathan Smith. Back row: Ethan Smith and Alex Wendley. Photo submitted by Lori Nason.
SPRINGVILLE — The Buffalo Catholic Committee of Boy Scouting held the religious emblem board of reviews on March 7 at Saint Gabriel’s Parish in Elma.
Five Scouts from Troop 524, parishioners of St. Aloysius Parish in Springville, participated in the program.
Scouts spent several months in preparation, completing volunteer work and attending retreats, before the final board of review.
On March 23, Bishop Richard Malone awarded the Scouts their emblems, during a ceremony at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Buffalo. Malone spoke about the importance of reverence and service to the community.
Connor Edbauer and Alex Wendley earned the Pope Pius XII Emblem. Chandler Edbauer, Ethan Smith and Jonathan Smith earned the Ad Altare Dei Emblem.
Kristine Edbauer is the religious counselor for the Catholic emblems. She was awarded the bronze pelican. This award is given to an individual who has shown service to the spiritual development of Catholic boys in the Scouting apostolate.