Gold goes to St. Al?s pack Cub Scouts earn Medallion Award

Cub Scout Pack 485, chartered out of St. Aloysius Church has been awarded the 2008 Gold Medallion Award.

An award ceremony and reception was held at the church on May 17 to honor the pack. Alan Tarlo Sr.
presented the leaders and cub scouts with a plaque and a Gold Medallion flag for display. Tarlo is the
Regional Representative of the National Catholic Committee of Scouting.
The Gold Medallion Award Program was established to identify and recognize the outstanding Catholic Cub
Scout Pack, Boy Scout Troop, and Venturing Crew in each of the 15 Episcopal Regions of the United
States. Pack 485 is in region 6 which includes Ohio and Michigan.
The award is also intended to promote the National Catholic Committee of Scouting initiative to increase
Scouting units, youth members and adult leaders.
National Gold Medallion winners epitomize those units that excel at providing youth with quality programs
including religious activities, religious emblems participation, outdoor activities, and special events
that encompass the religious, vocational, and educational aspects of Scouting under Catholic auspices.

Pack 485 was started in 1961. It currently has 39 registered boys from grades 1-4.
Cub Master Mike Kleman was instrumental in helping the pack get this award.
Many of the boys have worked very hard under his leadership to earn individual religious awards.
Those awards include Light of Christ, Parvouli Dei, Rosary Patches and God and Me.
The cub scouts also took part in service projects and retreats.