Catholic Boy Scouts from across the San Diego Diocese recently came together at Our Lady of Mount Carmel to celebrate their accomplishments during a Mass celebrated by Bishop Robert Robert W. McElroy.
The annual Catholic Committee on Scouting 2016 Emblem Recognition Mass recognized 151 Boy Scouts from our diocese that worked the entire year on learning more about their faith through an emblem recognition program. In addition, special awards were handed out to adults that have had an impact on the Catholic Scouting program.
The Emblems program has four different programs available to Catholic youth registered in the Boy Scouts. Cub Scouts can earn the Light of Christ emblem where the goal is for them to develop a personal relationship with Jesus and Parvuli Dei emblem where the youth becomes award of God’s presence in his daily life. Boy Scouts can earn the Ad Altare Dei emblem where the scout learns to develop a fully Christian way of life in the faith community with an emphasis on the seven sacraments and the Pope Pius XII emblem is where a scout learns about life choices, ministries in the church, and current issues facing the church and society. Bishop McElroy and Boy Scout Chaplain Father Alex De Paulis presented each scout with their religious emblem.
2015 Religious Emblems Ceremony June 3, 2015 Saint Michael's, Poway