Catholic Scouting Resources

A Scout is reverent. He is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion.

To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, religious groups have developed the religious emblems programs. The Boy Scouts of America has approved of these programs and allows the emblems to be worn on the official uniform. The various religious groups administer the programs. Check with your local council service center or contact the religious organization directly to obtain the curriculum booklets.

Light of Christ – Designed for 6-7 years old Cub Scouts

Parvuli Dei – Designed for 8-10 years old Cub Scouts.

Ad Altare Dei – Designed for any youth of the Roman Catholic Faith who is registered in a BSA Troop or Crew.

Pope Pius XII – Designed for Venturing Crew Members and Boy Scouts 15 years old and older.

Light is Life – Designed for Boy Scouts, 12 -13 years old of the Eastern-rite Catholic Churches. Scouts in the Eastern Catholic Churches work on Light is Life rather than the Ad Altare Dei emblem.