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Religious Awards for Boy Scouts

Click on each emblem for a list of requirements from the National Catholic Committee on Scouting (external link).

Light of Christ Award

This program helps the Tiger and Wolf develop a personal relationship with Jesus. With the parents' active participation, the young Cub will see Jesus as a real person and friend. The Light of Christ Emblem is awarded to those youth in Scouting who have begun the early stages of faith development. These young boys, through their interaction and works of good deeds, both in family and parish life, have witnessed to Christ, our Light.

Age level: Designed for Tiger and Wolf Cubs.

Complete the Order Form and mail it, along with the last sheet of the workbook (fully signed) and the corresponding fees to the address indicated on the order form.

Parvuli Dei Emblem

This program helps young boys explore a wide range of activities in order to discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of their family and parish. The Parvuli Dei (Children of God) Emblem is awarded in special recognition by the Catholic Church to a Cub or Webelos Scout for advancement in religious knowledge and spiritual growth. The purpose of the emblem is to help young boys explore and discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of their family. It also helps them to develop a positive self-image through the contributions they make to their faith community.

Age level: Designed for Bear and Webelos Scouts.

Complete the Order Form and mail it, along with the last sheet of the workbook (fully signed) and the corresponding fees to the address indicated on the order form.

Ad Altare Dei Emblem

In a series of steps, the Scout grows spiritually as a young Catholic to help him understand the meaning of the Sacraments. The program involves an intense study of the seven sacraments, the Scriptures, and the Boy Scout oath and law. The study is combined with service to community in order to enrich the Scout as he shoulders greater responsibility in his roles as a family member, parishioner, and citizen. The Scout's encounter with Christ, then, leads to greater appreciation of faith in the Church and greater desire to come to the Altar of God, hence the name, Ad Altare Dei.

Age level: Designed for Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts (male and female), seventh grade and above.

Boards of Review are held throughout the archdiocese.

Light is Life Emblem (Eastern Catholic)

The "Light is Life" is a program developed by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting (NCCS) for Boy Scouts of the Eastern Catholic churches. Light is Life respects the cultural and ritual differences among the various Eastern Catholic Churches.

The overall goal of the Light is Life religious emblem program is to bring about in the Scout, through his Eastern Christian Scouting experience, a deeper awareness of his share in faith-life. Then going forth, he will witness this life through maturity in communal worship and in Christian formation of his world.

Age level: Designed for Boy Scouts, seventh grade and above.

Pope Pius XII Emblem

In this program, high schoolers in small groups study and discuss their role as young Catholics in today's society. Guided by the Holy Spirit, this formation can make youth more aware of their potential of being future Christian leaders. This program in Catholic Scouting underscores the development of individuals in the Christian faith through information, formation and transformation. It challenges the high school age Scout or Venturer to recognize their membership in the community of faith so as to foster a leadership role through example and responsible action, thus helping to usher in the Kingdom of God.

Age level: Designed for high school-age Sr. Scouts and Venturers.

Boards of Review are held throughout the archdiocese.

Religious Awards for Girl Scouts and Camp Fire

Click on each award for more information from the National Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts and Camp Fire (external link).

Family of God Award

This program is developed to complement the catechetical efforts of the parish and families. It is designed to help children [ages 7-9] explore a wide range of activities to discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of a family and a parish.

Age level: Designed for Brownie Girl Scouts and Camp Fire Starflights, in grades 2 and 3.

I Live my Faith Award

This program is intended to complement the work of formal religious education. It enables the participants [ages 9-11] to grow as Christian persons to take their place as active responsible members of their family, parish and community.

Age level: Designed Junior Girl Scouts and Camp Fire Adventures in grades 4, 5 and 6.

Mary, the First Disciple Award

The award is written for young Catholic youth [ages 12-15] to enable them to "proclaim the greatness of the Lord". This is accomplished by actively involving the participants in an understanding of Mary as the model of openness and spirituality--a woman of the Church. Through various projects, discussions and liturgical celebrations over a period of months, the participants are provided with a unique opportunity to develop new insights into their personalities, their friends, parents and the world around them.

Age level: Designed for Cadette Girl Scouts and Camp Fire Discovery Club members in grades 7, 8 and 9.

The Spirit Alive Award

This program is designed to assist youth in discovering how the Holy Spirit moves in their lives, calling them to greater participation in ministry of the Church. During the course of the program they are invited to explore the Scriptures in order to better understand God's message. They also examine the documents of the Church in order to discover some ways that the Spirit is alive today. The activities in this program assist in developing a stronger prayer life so they can better understand their own mission as a disciple of Jesus.

Age level: Senior Girl Scouts and Camp Fire Horizon Club members in grades 10, 11 and 12.