Five Topeka Area Boy Scouts Earn Pope Pius XII Religious Emblem
Five Boy Scouts from Shawnee District of the Jayhawk Area Council recently completed the Pope Pius XII Religious Emblem Program developed by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting for Catholic Scouts of high-school age. For successfully completing the vocation-based program, these Scouts will receive the Pope Pius XII Emblem from Archbishop Joseph Naumann at a special Awards Mass on April 30, 2017 in the Cathedral of St. Peter in Kansas City along with other award recipients from around the Archdiocese. The 2016-17 Topeka-region Pope Pius XII class met from last September until this February and was composed of five Boy Scouts from Troop 46 at Most Pure Heart of Mary parish that also represented 2 area high schools. The class was led by Council volunteer John Spain. He is also the contact for those interested in the 2017-18 class starting in the fall. Congratulations Scouts!
2016-17 Topeka-region emblem recipients: Deven Baumchen, Colin Ferguson, Isaac Ferguson, Samuel Gatschet, and Aiden White