Bishop Michael J Begley Award

The Ancient Order of Hibernians Sons of Erin Division in cooperation with the Charlotte Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting is proud to present an annual award in recognition of the “Top Boy Scouts of America Troop” in the Diocese of Charlotte.

The Bishop Michael J Begley Award is named in honor of our first bishop. As a pastor of numerous parishes across North Carolina he was known as a wonderful man and a friend to both young and old. Bishop Begley led the Diocese of Charlotte from 1972 until his retirement in 1984. The Ancient Order of Hibernians is proud to sponsor this award in honor of a fellow Irish American whose "Duty to God" and service to the people of North Carolina should never be forgotten.

The recipient of the Begley Award is determined upon a troop’s demonstration of Duty to God, Community Service, and Scouting skills. The award committee, comprised of members from The Ancient Order of Hibernians Sons of Erin Division and the Charlotte Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting, will review a troop’s Religious Award and Community Service programs during the year since the last Diocese of Charlotte’s Catholic Scout Camporee. This evaluation in combination with a troop’s Scouting Skills scores from the current year Camporee will determine the winning Troop.


Submissions should be e-mailed before April 15th to begleyaward@charlotteaoh.com