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.
- Registered Boy Scout of Catholic Faith.
- Designed for youth 13-14 years old, older boys may use this program.
- Active member of the Troop for 6 months.
- Completed 6th grade before starting the program.
- Each Scout must have his own Activity Book. The book is designed for the youth to work on with the guidance of a counselor.
- The program is designed to be completed in 6-8 months.
- The use of a Catholic Bible is required for this program. You will need to have one to use.
- Regular participation in Sunday worship.
- Diocesan and BSA Youth Protection policies must be followed.
- Complete the requirements in the Ad Altare Dei Scout Manual.
- Successfully complete an Ad Altare Dei Board of Review.
- A trained religious emblems coordinator/counselor/
moderator is required to work on religious emblems. Contact your Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting to become trained and for ceremony schedules.