On May 19, 2019 Catholic Scouts from all over the Archdiocese of Los Angeles gathered at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels to receive the Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius XII religious emblems. The ceremony was presided over by Archbishop Jose H. Gomez and included Scouts from not only the Western Los Angeles Council but the Greater Los Angeles Area, Long Beach Area, Ventura County, and Verdugo ills Councils as well. The purpose of the Ad Altare Dei program is to help Catholic Scouts develop fully Christian way of life in the faith community while the Pope Pius XII program deals with different life choices, occupations and ministries in the church. Scouts who earn all four Catholic religious emblems (two in Cub Scouts and two in Scouts, Venturing or Sea Scouts ) were also presented with the Chi Rho Award. to find out more about the religious emblems for the Catholic faith go to www.ccsala.org.

Photo#1605: Joshua Drye from Troop 550 WLACC receives his Ad Altare Dei religious emblem from Archbishop Gomez.