Bishop Michael J Begley Award

Scoutmasters and Troop leaders,

In 2012 the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Sons of Erin Division, established the Bishop Begley Award to recognize the “Top Boy Scout Troop” in the Diocese of Charlotte. The Bishop Michael J. Begley Award is named in honor of the first bishop of the Diocese of Charlotte. As a pastor of numerous parishes across North Carolina he was known as a wonderful man and a friend to both young and old.

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 competition is judged by the Hibernians based on three criteria: Duty to God, Community Service and Scouting Skills.

Please review the Bishop Begley Award letter & application for more information at this link.

We encourage your participation. Applications should be submitted by April 15th this year.

For questions, please contact...

Mike Nielsen, Chair, Charlotte Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting

mnielsen@carolina.rr.com


Click here to download the Begley Award info letter & application.