See scenes from the Feb. 7 Mass for Boy Scouts in troops and packs located at parishes throughout the Philadelphia Archdiocese. Bishop Michael Fitzgerald celebrated the Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul and handed out awards to scouts in various age groups. Read the full story here. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
Senior Boy Scouts — including participating girls — pray during Mass in the front row of the cathedral.
Well-decorated scouts exchange a sign of peace during Mass.
Scout leader Frank Keegan prays during Mass.
Members of Pack 225 from St. Joseph Parish in Aston pray during Mass.
Consecrating the Eucharist is Bishop Michael Fitzgerald (center), joined at the altar by concelebrants (from left) Father David Friel, Oblate of St. Francis de Sales Father Mark Plaushin and Msgr. John Conway.
Bishop Fitzgerald and Msgr. Conway distribute holy Communion during Mass.
Father David Friel, priest chaplain for scouting programs in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, reads the names of scouting award winners at the cathedral.
Bishop Fitzgerald presents a Cub Scout with his award for participating in scouting.
Troop 146 from Pottstown participated in the Mass.
Adult leaders of scout troops also were presented awards from the bishop.