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2016 Ad Altare Dei Emblem Retreat

Archdiocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting (ACCS)

Friday, January 27, 2017 at 6:30 PM - Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 12:00 PM (CST)

2016 Ad Altare Dei Emblem Retreat

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Youth Participant - AAD EMBLEM RETREAT
AAD EMBLEM RETREAT on weekends of 1/27/17 & 3/3/17. Includes Meals and Lodging for 2 weekends. Also Retreat Patch, Emblem and Parent Pin.
9 Tickets 2d 3h 14m $90.00 $5.94

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 The Ad Altare Dei Emblem Retreat is a two weekend retreat.

Retreat dates:

  January 27-29, 2017


March 3-5, 2017

Arrival time on Friday night is 6:30 pm

Departure time on Sunday morning is 11:30 am

Scouts must be able to commit to both weekends to attend.


 The Ad Altare Dei emblem program, designed for 7th to 10th grade male or female youth, and is offered through the National Catholic Committee on Scouting (NCCS), a committee of the Boy Scouts of America with an affiliation with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. (USCCB)  **Pope Pius XII Religious Emblem designed for 9th through 12th grade youth.


 Eligibility for Ad Altare Dei Emblem

  • Can be male or female who is registered to a Boy Scout Troop or Venture Crew/Ship.
  • Has been baptized in the Catholic faith.
  • Has been an active member of his/her Boy Scout Troop or Venture Crew/Ship for 6 months.
  • Must have completed 6th grade or be at least 13 years old. 



Should be enrolled in Faith Formation or Religious Education within their home parish and attend Mass regularly.

Has the opportunity to attend:

Day of Recollection at Saint John Vianney Seminary located on the campus of St Thomas University in Saint Paul.

 Date - NOVEMBER 12, 2016

 The AAD emblem program covers the seven sacraments and a scout’s relationship with God and Scouting.  Over the two weekends the scout will explore each sacrament.


Each scout is expected to purchase their own Ad Altare Dei workbook 


 Emblem Activity Books

Cost: around $5.99

may purchased through any Scout Shop

or through BSA Supply


 In the front of the workbook there is a form in which a scout must fill out and obtain five signatures.

He must obtain four of the five signatures before coming to the retreat:

  • Scout's Signature
  • Parent's Signature
  • Unit Leader's Signature
  • Parish Priest's Signature
  • Counselor's Signature - obtained at retreat 

Each scout will have Home Study which will include several Service Projects.  They can start working on Home Study and Service Projects as soon as they register.  Each scout will receive a link in their confirmation email to obtain a Participant Guide.  Once the guide is downloaded the scout can locate the Home Study Checklist and start working the program.  All Home Study and Service Projects need to be completed before returning for 2nd weekend.  A Scoutmaster or Advisor conference, with their unit leader,  is also required before second weekend which includes telling scoutmaster/advisor what you have learned and obtaining his signature on chapters.

  • Mass will be part of both weekends.

On Saturday afternoon and early evening of the 2nd weekend each scout will have the opportunity to attend the required Board of Review.   **Make-up Boards are possible and are held in early April.

The cost is $90.00 per scout, plus $5.94 Eventbrite fee. The cost of emblem retreat covers two weekends which includes: meals, lodging, activities, retreat patch, emblem and parent pin.

Registration is limited

Retreat registration closes December 11, 2016 or when all spots have been filled - you may be placed waiting list.

For more information contact the Retreat Director at

Have questions about 2016 Ad Altare Dei Emblem Retreat? Contact Archdiocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting (ACCS)

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Stearns Scout Camp
3303 County Road 44
South Haven, MN 55382

Friday, January 27, 2017 at 6:30 PM - Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 12:00 PM (CST)

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Archdiocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting (ACCS)

The Archdiocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting (ACCS) is dedicated to promoting “Duty to God” in all scouting programs. The ACCS is a committee of the Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis and is affiliated with the National Catholic Committee on Scouting ® (NCCS), an advisory to the Boy Scouts of America. The ACCS supports programs that promote on-going Catholic faith formation through Scouting. ACCS activities include the promotion of religious emblems, NCCS unit/volunteer recognitions, annual recognition ceremony, summer camp chaplains, and units chartered to Catholic organizations.

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