National Catholic Committee on Scouting (USA

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At the national Catholic Committee on Scouting (USA) annual meeting held in Tampa, Florida on 16-19 April 2015, the ICCS Brotherhood of St George was presented to the Reverend Father Leo Leblanc of Manchester, New Hampshire.

The Brotherhood is awarded to those who have made “an exceptional contribution” to Catholic Scouting around the World. It is only after an individual is nominated and selected by the ICCS Steering Committee that the Brotherhood is awarded. Since the award was established in 1985, only a very few have been selected to be in the Brotherhood of St George.

Fr Leo LeBlanc’s service to Scouting started as a youth. He earned the Eagle Scout award, and as a priest, he became the National Chaplain of NCCS (USA) for 3 years, served as the ICCS Americas Region Chaplain for 9 years and as World Chaplain for 4 years. He has also served as Chaplain for 4 World Scout Jamborees.

Presenting the award at the Saturday evening Mass, was His Excellency, Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Liaison to the NCCS, and a Brotherhood of St George past recipient, and ICCS World Chairman Bray Barnes.

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