Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Scouting Medal Presented to Distinguished Scout Leader

HUNTSVILLE 9 NOV 2011 (ACNS) - The Imperial Distinguished Scouter Award of the Holy Roman Empire was presented to Dr. Walter E. Whitacre, Scoutmaster of Troop 364 in Huntsville, Alabama. During Dr. Whitacre's long tenure with Boy Scouts of America, he not only led Troop 364 and an affiliated Sea Explorer ship, he served at all levels of Scouting and was instrumental in the development of several key programs.
The significance of the award is discussed with the Scouts.
The Imperial Distinguished Scout Award (called "Scouter Award" for adult leaders) is part of the Scouting ministry of the Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Church. It is given to those Scouts and Scout leaders who fulfill set requirements. These involve demonstrating distinguished service, both within Scouting and in the community, religious education within their particular denomination, and writing a paper on the ways in which a chosen aspect of the history of the Holy Roman Empire can be applied to the modern era in making the world a better place.
Dr. Whitacre receives the Imperial Distinguished Scouter
Award medal and certificate as Imperial Chief Scout,
Chev. John Refieuna looks on.
Dr. Whitacre, though his service in Boy Scout, Cub Scout, Sea Exploring, and other Scouting programs, not only has personally rendered great service to humanity, he has inspired countless others to do the same. This is the chief principle of the award. Our actions should not only be in service of others, our actions should set an example to inspire others to service.

Following this link for more information on the Imperial Distinguished Scout Award of the Holy Roman Empire.

Vicariate-General of the Southeast Established

(ACNS) - The Patriarchal See announced today that the Vicariate-General of the Southeast will be established as the principal jurisdiction within the Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Church for the region of the southeastern United States. The Vicar-General appointed is the Very Rev. Msgr. Harris Rowzie, OP, who had previously served as Vicar-General of the Archdiocese of the Southwest.

The establishment of the new Vicariate-General is seen as a step towards the eventual creation of a new Archdiocese within the southeastern United States. The Vicariate-General comprises the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Update: Since this article, Harris Rowzie is no longer affiliated with the Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Church.