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My Wood Badge Menu
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- Return to my Wood Badge Home Page
- Promote the Religious Emblems Program
- Write an Article for my Council Newsletter on the Religious Emblems Program
- Create a Mission Statement for the Catholic Committee on Scouting
- Train Adults to Become Religous Emblems Counselors
- Create a Web-Based Resource to Serve as a Reflection for Adults
- Create a Web-Based Resource of Religious Retreat Ideas
- Create a Web-Based Resource of Religious Ceremony Ideas
Training Religious Emblems Counselors
Once an adult Catholic decides to get involved and become a Religious Emblems Counselor, they need to attend some sort of training. The Catholic Committee on Scouting currently offers training for these positions, one for Ad Altare Dei and the other for Pope Pius XII. The training covers the fundamentals of the program and highlights the areas that the Scouts will be working on. The two programs are both similar and disimilar. The Ad Altare Dei program is focused on the seven sacraments and is geared for Scouts the age of 13-14 who have completed 6th grade. The Pope Pius XII is geared for the more mature Scout, 16-18 years of age and at a minimum has started 9th grade. It has been my personal expereince that the ideal grade level is a junior in high school unless you have a really gifted Scout.
The presentation should be given by an expereinced emblems counselor so that they can offer their own personal pointers to make the program a sucess. I have given this presentation a few times for the committee at our meetings, but as part of my Wood Badge ticket also made it a part of the Univeristy of Scouting cirriculum and taught both counselor sessions there to approximately a dozen adults. I also offered a presentation on the Catholic Religious Awards program in general which also includes such programs as the Rosary Patch series, the Footsteps of American Saints Series, and the International Catholic Awareness program.Some other programs included the Award For Excellence, Catholic Quality Unit Award - Pope Paul VI, Gold Medallion, and the Duty to God patch.
Overall, this was an important part of my Wood Badge ticket, but one that I will continue to pursue and present as part of my committment to the Catholic Committee on Scouting.
POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS
General Catholic Religious Embmens and Award Presentation
Ad Altare Dei & Pope Pius XII Combined Counselor Training Presentation
A nice resource to train counselor on BOTH programs at the same time