By Curtis DeWulf
Special to The Witness
DUBUQUE — On Jan. 29, the Catholic Committee on Scouting of the Archdiocese of Dubuque held its annual Scout Recognition Mass with the archbishop at St. Raphael Cathedral in Dubuque.
Principal celebrant and homilist was Archbishop Michael Jackels. He was assisted by Father Dwayne Thoman, Scout chaplain for the Northeast Iowa Council, and Deacon Michael Klappholz, archdiocesan Scout chaplain. Scouts attended from across the archdiocese, and a large sized group of past St. George Emblem recipients came to celebrate the Mass as well. (This award recognizes those who have made great contributions to Scouting.)