Downey scout earns awards from Catholic Church

DOWNEY - Anthony Gamboz, a 16-year-old Downey resident, was awarded the Pope Pius XII Emblem and Chi Rho Award at a May 17 ceremony at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.The Pope Pius XII program is Catholic Scouting's church-related ministries and vocation program. It consists of youth-led discussions on occupations, ministries and current issues facing the church and society. The Chi Rho Award is a recognition given to Scouts who have earned all four of the Catholic Religious Emblems, including Light of Christ, Parvuli Dei, Ad Altare Dei, and Pope Pius XII. Currently in the 10th grade, Gamboz began as a Cub Scout in the third grade with OLPH Catholic School Troop 9. He achieved Eagle status last December. He joined Boy Scout Troop 441 in January.

********** Published: May 22, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 5