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Troop 355 is strong in its diversity; we have both secular and religious families, and everyone is welcome in our Troop. Whatever our respective backgrounds, we all are united in the Scout Law, which states that a Scout is reverent. He is reverent and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion. If you are interested, please visit the BSA website for more information on the Religious Emblems Programs: http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Awards/ReligiousAwards.aspx.
A number of Scouts have expressed interest in earning the Catholic religious emblem, which is called the “Ad Altare Dei” emblem. The AAD emblem is one of two for Catholic Boy Scouts, and Scouts must have completed sixth grade to start. The AAD program does not substitute regular Catholic religious education; it is intended to supplement it. If you are interested, please note that that classes will begin this Summer and our part of the program will end before the March 2016 Board of Review in Glendora. The AAD award will be presented in May 2016 at the Cathedral in downtown Los Angeles. The AAD program is administered through the Los Angeles Archdiocese; Allan Labrador and I will serve as the adult leaders for Troop 355. Please visit http://nccs-bsa.org/emblems/AdAltareDei.php for more information. There will be an AAD informational meeting on Monday, June 1 at 6:30 pm at the Scout House. Parents and Scouts who are interested in the AAD emblem are encouraged to attend. Please see the attached schedule of classes for the AAD emblem.
Please contact us if you are interested in any of the BSA Religious Emblems.
Yours In Scouting,
Allan Labrador & Vince Farhat