Workbooks are available at the Council Scout Shop
for Information on Obtaining
this Religious Emblem

Kristin Osenbach
Dir. of Evangelization & Formation
Secretariat for Evangelization, Education and Formation
Allentown Diocese
(610) 866-0581, ext. 2035


Ad Altare Dei

About the Emblem
The purpose of the Ad Altare Dei (to the altar of God) program is to help Catholic Boy Scouts 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.

Program Objective
The most important aspect of the program is that the Scout grows in his spiritual experience of his relationship to God and the church.


  • Registered Boy Scout of Catholic Faith.
  • Designed for youth 13-14 years old, older boys may use this program.
  • Active member of the Troop for 6 months.
  • Completed 6th grade before starting the program.