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Congratulations to the the St. Pius X Girl Scouts for being recently recognized as Bishop’s Parish at the annual Scout Day with the Bishop on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Resurrection in New Albany, OH and conducted by the Diocese of Columbus and its Catholic Committee on Scouting. This award is made collectively to the Girl Scouts of one parish each year at Scout Day with the Bishop. It is intended to honor all the Girl Scouts who are members of the parish for its quality of service to the parish and community. St. Pius X also received this honor in 2016 and 2010.


Members of St. Pius X Girl Scouting who received additional honors at the ceremony were the following:

  • The Red Sash of Merit was awarded to Agnes Bryan, Pailyn Groene, Victoria Loberg, and Melanie (Mel) Magin. The Red Sash of
    Merit serves as an award for outstanding Catholic Scouts in the Diocese who demonstrate leadership, accept responsibility, and who
    are active in their troop, community, and parish. 
  • Scouts completing at least one of the Marian Patches, focusing on how and why the Church has honored Mary for more than 2,000
    years, were: Katherine Croswell, Olivia George, Allison Lush, Katie Nase, and Haylee Starzyk.
  • The American Saints Series emblems honor the men and women who led heroic lives of faith. Scouts completing at least one of these patches were Sheridan Hacht, Kaylee Mackey, Penelope Riederer, and Rayna Rodenkirchen.
  • Recognized for commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Mother at Fatima were: Maria Kelley, Joelea Kelley, Jennsen Swails, Katie Nase, Katherine Croswell, Sheridan Hacht, Olivia Achermann, Penelope Riederer, Athalia Muhirwa, Agnes Bryan, Savannah Rowse,  Aubrey Woodrum, Nicki Schmitz, Kaylee Mackey, Lauren Mackey, Novalie Long, Calenna Alvarez, Georgia Moore, Mel Magin, and Cora Calrider.


Girl Scout Adult volunteers recognized for their contributions included Janet Rodenkirchen, troop leader and St. Pius X parish volunteer, who was awarded the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Medal, which recognizes the meritorious contributions of adults who serve Catholic youth, affirming the work of those who help youth develop their spiritual lives within Scouting.


Article submitted by Marilyn Magin, St. Pius X Girl Scout Leader
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In every age Lord, you raise up women and men who are strong in their faith and bold in their actions to give witness to the Gospel.

Fill St. Pius with Your Spirit and give us a burning desire to make a difference in our world because of our love for You.

Bless our Church with holy and courageous priests, deacons, religious sisters and brothers, devoted married couples, dedicated single men and women and enthusiastic youth.

We ask in Jesus' name.

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