Ad Altare Dei
About the Emblem
The purpose of the Ad Altare Dei (to the altar of God) program is to help Catholic Boy Scouts of the Roman Rite develop a fully Christian way of life in the faith community. The program is organized in chapters based on the seven Sacraments. The seven Sacraments are a primary means toward spiritual growth. The most important aspect of the program is that the Scout grows in his spiritual experience of his relationship to God and the church.
St. John Bosco Youth Award
About the Award
The St. John Bosco Emblem is a religious recognition awarded by the Catholic Committee on Scouting – Camp Fire that may be earned by either a Cub or Boy Scout as he discovers the relationship between the values learned in Scouting and his Religion. This program is to allow the “new Scout” an opportunity to immediately start working on a program that will enhance his religious education and to make him aware of the tie between Scouting and the Church. It will also serve as a reminder to the Parish that a tie does exist between a Scouting and faith development/youth ministry of the Catholic Church.
The St. John Bosco Emblem is designed for Cub and Boy Scouts of the Catholic Faith; however, if a non-Catholic Scout desires to participate in this program, he may do so with the written permission of his parents or guardian.
If you would like to begin work on the St. John Bosco award, contact the Scoutmaster. For the award application and more information, please click here.