Religious Awards Counselors

Youth working on Marian Medal, Spirit Alive, Ad Altare Dei, or Pope Pius XII are required to work with an approved counselor, attend a retreat sponsored by the Catholic Committee on Scouting, and successfully complete a Board of Review with the Catholic Committee on Scouting.

All counselors must be registered with and approved by the Catholic Committee on Scouting and remain in good standing with the Committee as a counselor prior to authorization of any work with the youth on their religious awards.  Counselors are required to take the diocesan Safe Environment training and be current with their training when counseling the youth. Counselors must have an adequate understanding of Catholic teaching and be able to explain it to youth, must be able to interact well with youth, must adhere to the requirements and procedures for earning the awards, and must support the requirements and procedures of the Committee.