Counselor Training April 2019

Catholic Religious Emblems

Counselor Training

Saturday, April 13, 2019

From 8:30a -1p

At the John Paul II Center, Rm 125

1300 S Steele St., Denver

For information contact: Janet at

Register at

Ad Altare Dei

If you would like to help the Catholic Scouts in your troop (or neighboring troops), this is

the training for you. The AAD emblem is targeted for Scouts (boys and girls) who are

13-14 years old though older Scouts can earn this as well. The program is organized in

chapters based on the seven Sacraments. The seven Sacraments are a primary means

toward spiritual growth.

Pope Pius XII

The Pope Pius XII emblems is designed for Boy Scouts, Venturers and Sea Scouts of the

Catholic Faith who are 15-16 years of age, though the youth can earn this through

Venturing age. The program deals with different life choices (single, married, religious,

ordained), occupations and ministries in the Catholic Church as calls from God. It includes

youth-led discussions on current issues facing the Catholic Church and society, which are

normally included as part of a Pope Pius XII retreat or day of recollection. It gives the

candidate an opportunity to share faith and practice their religion among peers, while

receiving guidance and feedback.

Counselor Training

• The Counselor needs to be approved in accordance with the local (Arch) diocesan guidelines and

follow all Catholic Church and BSA Youth Protection guidelines. (ie. Two-deep leadership)

• The Counselor must have approval form signed by their priest.

• All Religious Emblem Counselors and Facilitators must have current BSA YPT and Diocese Safe

Environment Training. The documentation must be brought to class.

Parent’s Roles

The Parents of the Scout should support the Religious Emblems Counselor in their role as the Counselor as

well as support their Scout as they share the lessons with their family.

Coffee, bottled water and bagels will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own snacks also.