The emblem was the first emblem approved by the U.S. Catholic Committee and Bishop’s Council in 1939 and was approved by the Boy Scouts the same year “It’s the 78th anniversary of this emblem and it used to be only earned by young men,” Matt Price, Diocese of Raleigh Catholic Committee on Scouting, said. “More than 300,000 have earned this emblem. But it was just approved in April 2014 by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting venturing crews for both males and females.

The Co-Educational Crew from Fuquay Varina, were the first venture crew in Black River District to receive it.

It takes about six months to earn this emblem.” The special part about girls earning the emblem, according to Price, is the girls earn more than just patches, they’re a part of the Boy Scouting experience.

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