Catholic Scouts: Earn your Emblem Awards!

FAIRFIELD COUNTY—As the 2022 Annual Catholic Scouting Awards approach, the diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting want to encourage scouts, families and unit leaders around the diocese to consider their progress toward earning Catholic Religious Emblem Awards.

A number of emblem awards are available to scouts, including Light of Christ (designed for Cub Scouts 6-7 years old), Parvuli Dei (designed for Cub Scouts 8-10 years old), Ad Alarte Sei (designed for any youth of the Roman Catholic Faith who is registered in a BSA troop or crew), and Pope Pius XII (designed for Venturing Crew Members and Boy Scouts 15 years old and older). Additionally, if a scout earns all four badges, they can receive a 5th award for their completion.

In order to earn an emblem award, scouts must work with their family or council through a workbook. This workbook is targeted for their age group and often parallels what scouts are learning in their faith formation or religious education classes.

Once they complete the workbook, a local pastor verifies their completion.

“Duty to God is a big part of the scout honor code,” said Stephen Prostor, chair of the diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting.

For Scouts that are nearing completion of an award, award applications are due into the diocese no later than Friday, May 13, 2022.  Please send applications to: The Catholic Center 238 Jewett Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06606 Attn, Astrid Alvarez or via email, at:

In addition, please save the date for the 2022 Catholic Scouting Awards, which are scheduled for June 3, 2022 at 7 pm at St. Aloysius Parish located at 21 Cherry St, New Canaan, CT 06840.

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