For Information on Obtaining
this Unit Award

National Catholic Committee on Scouting


National Catholic Unit Excellence Award -
Pope Paul VI

About the Emblem

Cooperation, development, and program are the key words in the recognition of Catholic chartered units in earning the National Catholic Unit Excellence Award - Pope Paul VI. The adult leadership responds to training not only in Scouting lores, but training in Catholic National Catholic Leadership Development, and religious counseling. The Scouts in each Pack, Troop, Team, and Crew/Ship respond by participating in the religious emblems program respective of their status in Scouting.

Does your unit qualify for the Pope Paul VI Award? Visit the NCCS website to download and fill out the application and forward it to your local Catholic Committee on Scouting.


  • Unit must be chartered by a Catholic institution.
  • The award criteria is for one calendar year.

Completion of the Application

After completing the application, the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting will review all the applications in their diocese to determine the if the unit meets the criteria for this award. Once approved, the unit leader will order patches, banners and certificates online: Online Patch Order Link. The applications do not need to be forwarded when ordering the patches, banners and certificates.

Nomination Form Download

To learn more about the qualifications for this award, please visit the National Catholic Committee on Scouting website to download the current forms at