Before work on the workbook begins, the approval form must be signed by the applicant, parent, counselor, Unit leader, and pastor
A Boy Scout of Catholic faith
The content is designed for 13 and 14 year olds
Older Scouts may also work on the program
Active member of the Troop for six months
Completed sixth grade before starting the program
The use of a Catholic Bible is required
The Scout should be advancing in Scouting (not mandatory)
Regular participation in Sunday worship
Involved in formal religious education program
Complete the requirements in the Ad Altare Dei Scout Manual
Successfully complete an Ad Altare Dei Board of Review
After all sections have been completed, the counselor will contact the (arch) Diocesan Chaplain or the (arch) Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting to find out the schedule for the AAD Board of Review
The Scout will sit before the Board of Review to determine:
Does he have a better understanding of his Christian commitment?
Has he learned to understand, support, and apply Christian principles to the problems of our day?
Has he thought about his vocation in life: a vocation to the priesthood, religious life, marriage, or single life?
How has his relationship with his Church grown?
What is his attitude toward Scouting and the ideals of the program?
How does his relationship between Scouting and the Church compare?
As a result of the program, has the Scout grown in his understanding and living out his faith? (faith growth)
The religious emblem will be presented to the Scout a the annual Youth Recognition Ceremony
The religious knot should be presented at a Troop Court of Honor
Ideally, the youth will receive an invitation to be presented a certificate from Archbishop Beltran at the annual Youth Recognition Ceremony held in the Archdiocese each year.
Attend weekly meetings. If a Scout misses more than 2 meetings, it should be determined if the Scout should continue with the program.
Work through the Ad Altare Dei Scout Manual with your counselor using a Bible where appropriate
Be prepared to share experiences at the Board of Review
Attend a retreat or Day of Recollection while working on the AAD program
Support the Religious Emblems Counselor in his/her role
Support your son as he shares lessons with the family
Section 1: Introduction
Chapter 1: Sacraments and Sacramental in Our Daily Life
Section 2: The Sacraments of Initiation
Chapter 2: Baptism
Chapter 3: Confirmation
Chapter 4: Eucharist
Section 3: Sacraments of Healing
Chapter 5: Reconciliation
Chapter 6: Anointing of the Sick
Section 4: Sacraments of Service (Commitment)
Chapter 7: Holy Orders
Chapter 8: Marriage