Catholic Committee on Scouting

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 Emblems Award Recipients May 2020

We will be having a livestream Presentation Mass on Sunday, May 17, at 1 pm. Unfortunately, we were not able to do it from the Cathedral, so it will take place from St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Westlake Village. This Mass will be specifically for the Scouts, and our recipients of the Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius XII emblems. Our celebrant will be Fr. Norm Supancheck, Region 11 Chaplain of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting (and an Eagle Scout himself), and Deacon Chris LaLiberté, chaplain, Catholic Committee on Scouting Archdiocese of Los Angeles, will be assisting him.

Please join us for this Mass at https://youtu.be/2RZz6QbVXzY on Sunday, May 17, at 1 p.m. During the Mass, your medals will be blessed and we will also be reading each recipient’s name.

Ad Altare Dei Emblem

Troop 25
Alexa Hernandez
Evelyn Hernandez
James Hernandez

Troop 67
Evan Murray
Andrew Sepulveda

Troop 134
Maison Chickester
Nathan Godinez
Patrick Tobin

Troop 224
Daniel Bosack
Aiden Hinsley
Gabriel Hinsley

Troop 371
Stephanie Chavez
Johnny Figueroa
Christian Gomez
Joshua Gomez
Devon Santana
Lance Viernes

Ad Altare Dei Facilitator
Troop 371
John Milke

Pope Pius XII Emblem

Crew 181
Daniela Elias
Matthew Elías
Paola Elías
Alexandra Giese
Gregorio Salas

Crew 134
Aaron Talag

Pope Pius XII Facilitators
Crew 181
Matiana and Daniel Elias

Chi Rho Recognition
Aaron Talag – Crew 134

**The Catholic Committee on Scouting Archdiocese of Los Angeles (CCSALA) has designed and produced a new “Chi Rho” patch to recognize those scouts who complete all four Catholic religious emblem programs: Light of Christ, Parvuli Dei, Ad Altare Dei, and Pope Pius XII.

Only a small percentage of boys who join scouting achieve the rank of Eagle and an even smaller percentage of Catholic boys earn all four religious emblems.

Pope Pius XII Class:

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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.