Religious Awards Sunday 2017


Sunday, February 5th, 2017 2:30pm-4:00pm Cathedral Basilica


Each year the Catholic Committee on Scouting-BSA and the Catholic Committee for Girls Formation has held two separate occasions to celebrate the achievements of our youth in faith formation programs, as well as an opportunity to honor adult leaders who have displayed outstanding service to the youth. 

This year we are excited to bring everyone together for Religious Awards Sunday where both young men and women will be presented their awards and celebrated for their growth in faith at one great ceremony.

Religious Awards Sunday is the collaboration of our two committees, whose mission of serving our young people through scouting and non-scouting organizations, aims to unify our young people in our one Church.

Due to the size of our celebration only the following awards will be presented:

Ad Altare Dei

Pope Pius XII

Unit Awards

Spirit Alive

Mary, the First Disciple

Adult Awards: Bronze Pelican, St. George, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Anne.


If you have any questions about your group's attendance or Religious Awards Sunday please contact:

Joe Dobrynski

Coordinator of Faith Programs, Office of Youth Ministry


Board of Review Dates

Board of Review Dates for Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius XII Awards

Choose the day or evening session.

January 8th, 2017 - Day Session

1:00pm to 3:00p.m. at the Cardinal Rigali Center, Lally Room
20 Archbishop May Drive, St. Louis, Missouri

January 10th, 2017 - Night Session

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Cardinal Rigali Center, Lally Room

20 Archbishop May Drive, St. Louis, Missouri


Wear your uniform, bring the work book and all project related materials along with the completed application and a check for $11.00 to purchase the emblem or 12.50 for the Combo package.

Parent pins will be for sale for $5.00 each

Ad Altare Dei Reviewers Needed

Any adults interested in helping with the Board of Reviews on January 8h or January 10th, please contact Greg Webb at 314-428- 6234. 

Mary, the First Disciple Moderator Training

Moderator training for the Mary, the First Disciple Award is on Thursday, February 16th from 7-9pm at the Rigali Center. Register here:

Catholic Cub Day 2017





Time:       Program starts at 9:00 am

Check in: Starts 8:15 am until 9:00 am

Place:      Cub World at Beaumont Explore how you can:


Cub Scout Program Schedule

8:15 AM to 9:00 AM      Registration

9:00 AM to 9:40 AM      Opening Presentation

9:50 AM to 12:10 AM    3 Activity Sessions*

12:10AM to 1:10 PM     Lunch & Presentation

1:10 PM to 2:40 PM      2 Activity Sessions

* 2:40 PM to 3:00 PM   Closing Ceremony *

Five (5) round-robin activity sessions include:  Duty to God l Crafts l Nature l Games l Field Sports


REGISTRATION COSTS: Registration costs are $8.00 for each Scout, Adult or Parent.

Walk-in's are welcome but at $10.00 for each Scout, Adult or Parent.

Advanced registration is encouraged!

Bring with you on the day: Filled water bottle, warm clothes, extra shoes and a morning snack. Bring money for the store because we have “cool stuff” for sale!

An optional hot dog meal can be purchased at $2.00 per person.

See the attached information about our service project!

Lunch is “Stone Soup” drink, crackers, condiments, bowls, utensils, are provided.

Bring a vegetable for the stone soup!

Each participant should bring the following ingredients: Last name begins with the letter Please bring this ingredient:                       

A - H-1 rib of celery    I -M-1 medium onion   N - S -1 carrot    T-Z -1 medium potato  

Email Canceled:

The email is No Longer Active. If you need to email award information or an other catholic scouting related questions, please email Tom Lancia at

Catholic Adventure Week

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Our goal in providing this week for our Catholic Scouts is to give them an experience of living their faith, growing in their faith, and loving their faith within the Scouting movement and especially out in the wonders of God’s creation. Open to all Boy and Venture Scouts!

Catholic Adventure Week June 25-July 1st


at Swift Explorer Base Catholic Adventure Week, offered at the Swift Base of the S-F Scout Ranch, is sponsored by the Greater St. Louis Area Council of the BSA, the Office of Youth Ministry, and the Catholic Committee on Scouting, BSA.Catholic Adventure Week is coming up on July 10-16 at the scenic Swift Explorer Base on the S-f Scout Ranch near Farmington, MO.

Catholic Venturers and Boy Scouts from around the Region are invited to have an inspirational week of high adventure/Kodiak training, faith, and fun.  Go to the link below on information/forms or contact Tom at  Don't miss this very unique camp experience.  Our goal in providing this week for our Catholic Scouts is to give them an experience of living their faith, growing in their faith, and loving their faith within the Scouting movement and especially out in the wonders of God’s creation.While at Swift for CAW, Scouts will be camping with their individual troops or Crews, under their particular adult leadership. Since a number of our participants are attending this camp in addition to their troop or crews summer camp, there will be cases where a Scout from a troop or crew does not have a leader present at camp.  A “provisional unit” will be made for one of the camp sites, with leadership being provided by members of the Catholic Committee on Scouting, BSA.  In the past this system has worked very well, and Scouts seem to mix easily with other Scouts, without the tension that can be experienced at a normal summer camp.While at CAW, Scouts will be exposed to the entire High Adventure program offered at Swift.  Intertwined with the outstanding program offered by the Swift staff, merit badge program time, and there will be opportunities for prayer, religious instruction, and reflection.  Meals are in the dining hall, a t-shirt is provided as a memento, and Mass on Friday.  Program manuals will be made available in March. We will be offering again the “Voyageur program” for new Scouts.

To enroll your Troop, Crew and/or individual Scouts for this special summer camp week, turn in a Troop/Crew reservation form (if your Troop/Cfrew plans to attend with adult leadership) and turn in individual Scout forms, see link, for those Scouts wishing to be in the provisional unit.    Contact Tom Kroenung for more information at

Venturers Can Now Earn Ad Altare Dei


As of mid-2014, Venturing Scouts (youth up the age of 21) are now eligible to earn the Ad Altare Dei youth religious award in addition to the Pope Pius XII award.

Eligibility as listed on the NCCS website:

  • Registered youth in a Troop or Crew of the Catholic Faith.
  • Designed for youth 13-14 years old, older youth may use this program.
  • Active member of a unit for 6 months.
  • Completed 6th grade before starting the program.

So basically if you've been in a Crew for 6 months then you are free to begin working on your emblem!

More information on the AAD award can be found on this page.

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