Catholic Committee on Scouting

Ad Altare Dei Class:

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Program Objectives

The most important aspect of the program is that the Scout grows in his/her spiritual experience of his/her relationship to God and the church, through chapter exercises and service projects based on the Catholic 7 Sacraments.


  • Each Scout must have their own Ad Altare Dei Youth Manual (available for purchase at the scout shop) which will be completed throughout the program with counselor guidance.
  • The program is designed to be completed in 6-8 months.
  • A Bible: New American Catholic Youth Bible is required for this program.
  • Weekly participation in Sunday worship during the approximately 6 month program.
  • Participate in a Day of Recollection or Retreat, TBD.


  • Each Scout must have their own Activity Book. The book is designed for the youth to work on with the guidance of a counselor.
  • The program is designed to be completed in 6-8 months.
  • The use of a Catholic Bible is required for this program. You will need to bring one.
  • Regular participation in Sunday worship

Cost & Registration

The cost for the class is $35 which can be paid during the first or second “in person” meeting. The medal fee is included in the cost of the class. To register your Scout, please contact Jon Mielke at 714-715-1847 and/or show up, and bring your family and school calendars, to the kickoff class.

The Long Beach Area Council Catholic Committee on Scouting (LBACCCS) exists to provide resources and guidance to those youth and families looking to learn about their faith.

From Tiger Scouts to Venture Scouts and even adult Scouters, there are Catholic religious emblems programs which can be earned. For Catholic Scouts these awards provide a fantastic opportunity to learn about “duty to God” and to share with the local Scouting Catholic community.

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Religious Awards:

Are you an Eagle Scout in Long Beach? To receive the Catholic Eagle Scout Award, contact Christopher Espinoza.

Catholic Committee on Scouting for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

The Catholic Committee on Scouting for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles (CCSALA) is a member of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting. The CCSALA’s main goal is the promotion of the Religious Emblems program for Catholic youth. It serves several local Boy Scout councils including WLACC. It provides awareness and support for the Catholic religious emblems programs including information, retreats and awards dinners.

National Catholic Committee on Scouting

The National Catholic Committee on Scouting® (NCCS) is a church committee of concerned Catholic lay people and clergy who see as their mission the constructive use of the program of the Boy Scouts of America as a viable form of youth ministry with the Catholic youth of our nation.

The committee, which is advisory to the Boy Scouts of America, seeks to sustain and strengthen the relationship between BSA and the Catholic Church in the United States.