About the Emblem
The purpose of the Ad Altare Dei ( to the altar of God) program is to help Catholic Youth of the Roman Rite develop a fully Christian way of life in the faith community. The program is organized in chapters based on the seven sacraments. The seven Sacraments are a primary means toward spiritual growth.
- The most important aspect of the program is that the Scout grows in his spiritual experience of his relationship to God and the church.
- Any youth of the Roman Catholic Faith who is registered in a BSA Troop or Crew.
- Designed for youth 13-14 years old, older youth may use this program.
- Active member of a unit for 6 months.
- Completed 6th grade before starting the program.