Religious Awards Sunday 2020


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Sunday, February 2nd, 2020


Each year the Catholic Committee on Scouting-BSA and the Catholic Committee for Girls Formation  celebrates the achievements of our youth in faith formation programs, as well as an opportunity to honor adult leaders who have displayed outstanding service to the youth. 

Religious Awards Sunday is the collaboration of our two committees, whose mission of serving our young people through scouting and non-scouting organizations, aims to unify our young people in our one Church.

If you are recieving an award at the Cathedral please arrive no later than 2pm to check in at BOLAND HALL.

If you have any questions about your group's attendance or Religious Awards Sunday please contact:

Joe Dobrynski

Coordinator of Faith Programs, Office of Youth Ministry




2019 PHOTOS 

Board of Review Dates

Board of Review Dates for Ad Altare Dei 

Choose the day or evening session.

January 5th, 2020 - Day Session

1:00pm to 3:00p.m. at the Cardinal Rigali Center

20 Archbishop May Drive, St. Louis, Missouri

January 8th, 2020 - Night Session

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Cardinal Rigali Center,

20 Archbishop May Drive, St. Louis, Missouri


Wear your uniform, bring the work book and all project related materials along with the completed application and a check for $14.50 to purchase the emblem or 16.00 for the Combo package.

Parent pins will be for sale for $7.00 each

Ad Altare Dei Reviewers Needed

Any adults interested in helping with the Board of Reviews on January 6th or January 9th, please contact Joe at 314-792-7613

Catholic Cub Day 2020


NEW LOCATION: Beaumont Scout Reservation



Each scout must bring a completed liability form (attached below)

Time:       9:00am-3:00pm

Check in: Starts 8:30 am until 9:00 am

Place: Beaumont Scout Reservation

REGISTRATION COSTS: Registration costs are $10.00 for each Scout, Adult or Parent.

Advanced registration is encouraged as the walk in rate is $15/person.


Bring with you on the day: Filled water bottle, warm clothes, and a fun attitude. Bring money for the store because we have “cool stuff” for sale!


Lunch is:  Hot Dogs and Chips and:

“Stone Soup”, crackers, condiments, bowls, utensils, are provided.

Catholic Adventure Week 2020

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Join us at FAMOUS EAGLE this year for a new Catholic Adventure Week! Full Merit Badge offerings, new night program, and a special over night out and about. You do not want to miss this week!

June 21- June 27 Register HERE 


Transfer to Catholic Adventure Week at no additional cost!

The week is sponsored by the Greater St. Louis Area Council of the BSA, the Office of Youth Ministry, and the Catholic Committee on Scouting, BSA

Catholic Venturers and Boy Scouts from around the region are invited to have an awesome camp week with training, faith, and fun.  Don't miss this very unique camp experience.  

Our goal in providing this week is to give scouts an experience of living, growing, and loving their faith within the Scouting movement and especially out in the wonders of God’s creation.
Open to all Boy and Venture Scouts!

Our goal in providing this week is to give scouts an experience of living, growing, and loving their faith within the Scouting movement and especially out in the wonders of God’s creation.

We will have our own campsites for the week at Famous Eagle. Scouts will be camping with their individual troops or Crews, under their particular adult leadership. Since a number of our participants are attending this camp in addition to their troop or crews summer camp, there will be cases where a Scout from a troop or crew does not have a leader present at camp.  A “provisional unit” will be made for one of the camp sites, with leadership being provided by members of the Catholic Committee on Scouting, BSA. Scouts will be offered the full merit badge offerings, and there will be opportunities for prayer, faith breakout sessions, and reflection.  Meals are in the dining hall, there will be additional snacks for this week, Mass with a bishop, and other exciting excursions as the Catholic Adventure Week group.  


To enroll your Troop, Crew and/or individual Scouts for this special summer camp week, turn in a Troop/Crew reservation form (if your Troop/Cfrew plans to attend with adult leadership) and turn in individual Scout forms, see link, for those Scouts wishing to be in the provisional unit.    Contact Kevin Buhr for more information at

Archbishop's and Chaplain's Unit Recognition Awards

Catholic Scouting Award

Get your application in by December 1st!

These competitive awards give recognition to Catholic sponsored units that exemplify Scouting’s ideals. Awards are presented on Scout Sunday in the Cathedral Basilica.


There are three levels of recognition for both awards: Merit, Honor, and Outstanding. Awardees are selected on a competitive basis utilizing the following criteria:

  • Training
  • Leadership
  • Service
  • Spiritual Growth
  • Religious Activities
  • Vocational Awareness
  • Relationships
  • Membership

The following is a list of Unit awards that can be earned for Boy Scout Troop and Venturers:

One unit award in each award group for Boy Scout Troops / One unit award in each award group for Venturing Crews.

  • Archbishop's Outstanding Unit
  • Archbishop's Honor Unit
  • Archbishop's Merit Unit

The following is a list of Unit awards that can be earned for Cub Packs:

One Unit award in each award group for Cub Scout Packs.

  • Chaplain's Outstanding Unit
  • Chaplain's Honor Unit
  • Chaplain's Merit Unit

New: Participation Levels
All Units who qualify for the Quality Unit Award but are not in the top three in their respective category will receieve a Unit ribbon in one of the following levels:

  • Participation
  • Silver
  • Gold

These levels are also awarded based on a point system.  Because so many Units are close to the top three in points, we came up with this system in order to still recognize all of the great work that you do and to show that you are still a Quality Catholic Unit.

Download the attached application form below:

National Catholic Quality Unit Award - Pope Paul VI

Catholic Scouting Award

New Application for 2019-20!


Cooperation, development, and program are the key words in the recognition of Catholic chartered units in earning the National Catholic Quality Unit Award - Pope Paul VI. The adult leadership responds to training not only in Scouting lores, but training in Catholic Scouter Development, and religious counseling. The Scouts in each Pack, Troop, Team, and Crew/Ship respond by participating in the religious emblems program respective of their status in Scouting.

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