Scouts earn special honor

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Members of Boy Scout Troop 115 and Venture Crew 115, sponsored by St. Mary Help of Christians Church in Aiken, participated in the fourth annual Catholic Scout Convocation sponsored by the Diocese of Charleston and the National Catholic Committee on Scouting on Feb. 2. 

Members of Boy Scout Troop 115 and Venture Crew 115, sponsored by St. Mary Help of Christians Church in Aiken, participated in the fourth annual Catholic Scout Convocation sponsored by the Diocese of Charleston and the National Catholic Committee on Scouting on Feb. 2. The Venture Crew Scouts received their Ad Altare Dei Religious Emblem from Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone of the Charleston Diocese and Jim Weiskercher, the regional chairman of the Catholic Committee on Scouting. The Ad Altare Dei program was established in 1939 to help Catholic Youth of the Roman Rite develop a fully Christian way of life in the faith community. This is the first year it was opened to Venture Crew members to allow young women to earn the award. Ashley Bodnor, Catherine Jackson, Angela Kranjc, Kali Paczynski, Rachel Paczynski and Katie Morgan are the first young women in the nation to earn the award, according to a news release. Shown are Jackson (first row, from left), Kranjc, Nick DeFeo (second row, from left), Alex Paczynski, Ashley Bodnor, Bishop Guglielmone, Colton Kostelnik, Kali Paczynski, Jarret Peskar, Jim Paczynski (third row, from left), the Rev. Matthew Gray, Mike Morris and Bradley Cardona. Not shown are Morgan, Rachel Paczynski and Hunter Peskar, who also received the award.  Special
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Members of Boy Scout Troop 115 and Venture Crew 115, sponsored by St. Mary Help of Christians Church in Aiken, participated in the fourth annual Catholic Scout Convocation sponsored by the Diocese of Charleston and the National Catholic Committee on Scouting on Feb. 2. The Venture Crew Scouts received their Ad Altare Dei Religious Emblem from Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone of the Charleston Diocese and Jim Weiskercher, the regional chairman of the Catholic Committee on Scouting. The Ad Altare Dei program was established in 1939 to help Catholic Youth of the Roman Rite develop a fully Christian way of life in the faith community. This is the first year it was opened to Venture Crew members to allow young women to earn the award. Ashley Bodnor, Catherine Jackson, Angela Kranjc, Kali Paczynski, Rachel Paczynski and Katie Morgan are the first young women in the nation to earn the award, according to a news release. Shown are Jackson (first row, from left), Kranjc, Nick DeFeo (second row, from left), Alex Paczynski, Ashley Bodnor, Bishop Guglielmone, Colton Kostelnik, Kali Paczynski, Jarret Peskar, Jim Paczynski (third row, from left), the Rev. Matthew Gray, Mike Morris and Bradley Cardona. Not shown are Morgan, Rachel Paczynski and Hunter Peskar, who also received the award.

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