Troop 55 Riverside Scouts Earn Ad Alteri Dei Award
On Sunday, March 12th, Troop 55 Riverside Scouts James Davey, Matthew Duckworth, and Kyle Vargas received the Ad Alteri Dei Award from Bishop Tobin at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Providence. The "Ad Altare Dei" (AAD) was developed by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting (NCCS) for Boy Scouts of the Catholic faith. Its purpose is to foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person by encouraging him to actively live out his Catholic Christian faith. The program itself consists of eight sections, paralleling the seven Sacraments. Each Scout is encouraged to work with other Scouts on this program, under the guidance of a certified Religious Emblems Counselor. Upon completion, the Scout is presented with the Ad Altare Dei emblem, a bronze cross suspended under a bar and ribbon of the Papal colors.