Emblems, Awards & Patches
Light of Christ
The Light of Christ emblem (grades 1-2) encourages Tiger Cubs and Wolf Cub Scouts to develop a personal relationship with Jesus. With the active participation of the parent(s), we hope that the Scout will come to see Jesus as a real person and friend.
The Parvuli Dei emblem (grades 3-5) is designed to help Bear and Webelos Cub Scouts become more aware of God’s presence in their daily lives, especially in their homes and communities. The program is performed with the assistance of the Scout’s parent(s).
Ad Altare Dei
The Ad Altare Dei emblem (grades 7-8) assists Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts of the Latin Rite to develop a fully Christian way of life in their faith communities. The program is organized in steps based on the seven sacraments. Adherence to these sacraments is a primary means of developing spiritual growth. The scout is assisted in the program by an approved religious emblem counselor.
Light of Life
The Light of Life emblem (grades 7-8) aids Boy Scouts of the Eastern-Rite Catholic churches in bringing about a deeper awareness of their role in the life of faith. The Scout will witness this life through maturity in communal worship and in Christian formation of his world. He is assisted in the program by an approved religious emblem counselor.
Pope Pius XII
The Pope Pius XII emblem (grade 9-college) is for both Boy Scouts and Venturers. The program deals with church-related ministries and vocations-avenues through which baptized persons commit themselves to serve humanity in obedience to God’s call within our Catholic faith community. Boy Scouts and Venturers are assisted by an approved religious emblem moderator.
The Ad Altare Dei & Pope Pius XII counselor and facilitator must be trained by the DCCS (Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting) Training Committee.
Bronze Pelican Emblem
The Bronze Pelican Emblem is recognition given by Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting through the local Diocese. It is presented to those adults who have made a contribution to the spiritual development of Catholic youth involved in the scouting program and have five years of service. For Bronze Pelican emblem application click here
The St. George Award is a recognition given by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting through the local Diocese. It is presented to those adults who have made a significant contribution to the spiritual development of Catholic youth involved in the scouting program and have eight years of service. For St. George NCCS application link click here