Awards

Religious Emblems 

 

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

The purpose is to help the Cub Scout develop a personal relationship with Jesus. With the parents' active assistance and participation in this program, it is hoped that the Cub will come to see Jesus as a real person and his friend.  More information here.

As the primary catechists of their children, parents/guardians actively guide and work on the activities with their children to earn this award.  For information on counseling their son in earning the Light of Christ, parents should review the Light of Christ training module at (link).

Parvuli DeiParvuli Dei  
Designed for 8-10 years old Cub Scouts

The purpose of the Parvuli Dei (Children of God) emblem is to help young boys explore a wide range of activities in order to discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of their families and parishes, and also to develop a good, positive self-image through the contributions they can make to the group or community. More information here

 As the primary catechists of their children, parents/guardians actively guide and work on the activities with their children to earn this award.  For information on counseling their son in earning the Parvuli Dei, parents should review the Parvuli Dei training module at (link).

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

The purpose of the Ad Altare Dei ( to the altar of God) program is to help Catholic Youth 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.  More information here

  

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

Pope Pius XII is Catholic Scouting's church-related ministries and vocation program.  The program deals with different life choices (single, married, religious, ordained), occupations and ministries in the church as calls from God.  It includes youth led discussions on current issues facing the church and society, which are normally included as part of a Pius XII retreat or day of recollection.  More information here

 

Instructions on how to obtain your Catholic Scouting Award

When you have completed your workbook your completed application should be sent to the Catholic Scout Committee Chaplin:

Fr. Thomas Galarneault
Our Lady of the Snows
320 Golf Course Lane
Bigfork, MN 56628

The Catholic religious award, a medal attached to a ribbon to be worn on the scout uniform, will be presented by Bishop Paul Sirba at the Annual Scout Recognition Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of The Rosary.  You will be notified of the date and provided with an opportunity to register to attend the recognition. 

At the time of registration for the Annual Recognition Mass, if the scout is unable to attend, you will have an opportunity to request that his award be mailed to his pastor for presentation to him at his parish, preferably following celebration of Sunday mass.

For immediate recognition of the scout’s accomplishment (prior to the Annual Recognition Mass) you will also be provided with a certificate suitable for framing  that should be provided to your pastor with a request that it be presented to the scout at an appropriate ceremony in the presence of the congregation.

In addition, parents or award counselors should request that the scout’s unit leader obtain the religious knot emblem to present to the scout at a unit recognition event.  The emblem may be worn on the scout uniform until he becomes an adult.

CCS logoDiocese of Duluth Catholic Committee on Scouting

Ernie Stauffenecker, Chair
Phone 218-341-1316, email: erniejans@charter.net

Fr. Thomas Galarneault, Chaplain
Phone 218-743-3255, email: pastor@bigfork.net