Conclave of Catholic Scout Leaders
Saturday, September 26, 2015
9 AM - 11 AM
St. Paul Seminary - O'Connor Hall
All unit leaders, chartered organization representatives and committee members, as well as all Catholic adults registered with BSA are welcome. In addition, all clergy interested in learning more about Catholic Scouting are welcome and encouraged to attend. To register: call the Catholic Committee on Scouting office 412-456-3140 or email: email@example.com. More details will be on the website in June.
Light of Christ
This is a very meaningful award for Cub Scouts preparing to receive their Reconciliation and First Eucharist. This award can be easily completed within a one to four month time span. The boys should work on these individually with their own families.
This book is a little deeper approach to the Catholic faith. The child begins to explore his inner self and those of his family to recognize those special qualities they possess and to utilize those qualities to benefit everyone around them. Again this award is to be worked on in an individual family basis to be most effective.
Light is Life
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.
Ad Altare Dei
This award requires the Boy Scout to study each of the seven sacraments and recognize how the Scout oath and law directly correlate with the morals and teachings of the Catholic faith. Each boy, with their family, decides to work on this award. It is handled as a more formal class type setting with the Scouts working together with a counselor on the book. The Scout is required to do preparatory work and communicate with their families as they are working on the book.
This award is available for Boy Scouts of high school age. Although it is designed as a continuum of the Ad Altare Dei, it can be worked on without the AAD. The boys are more responsible for this award in that they run the sessions in a seminar type manner and the adult acts more as a moderator. This award is designed to be worked on in a group setting. Therefore, if you only have one Scout interested in working on this, it is best to match him up with a group that is working on the same award.
PILLARS OF FAITH PIN - Duty to God
This pin is available for those in in Boy Scouting who have earned all of their National Program Emblems (Light of Christ, Parvuli Dei, Ad Altare Dei, Pope Piux XII).
It will be awarded at the annual Scout Convocation yearly. Application to apply for this pin is at the bottom of the page. Each scouts must apply for their pin by: March 1st.
SCOUT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The National Catholic Committee on Scouting offers five $2,000 scholarships, each year, through the Emmett J. Doerr Memorial Distinguished Scout Scholarship program. These scholarships were established eight years ago by the family of the late Emmett J. Doerr, a dedicated Catholic Scouter who was an active member of the NCCS. Each of the five $2000 scholarships recognizes outstanding Eagle Scouts who are registered in a program of the Boy Scouts of America. Please consider applying for this scholarship if you are a high school senior who is an Eagle Scout, and have earned the Ad Altare Dei and/or Pope Pius XII awards. This year’s winners were chosen from over 160 applicants from across the country based on a number of criteria including service to their home parish, leadership in their Scout units and other school or community organizations, letters of recommendation and their scholastic record. The deadline for application is March 1st of each year.