All scouts and families should consider the scouting religious awards programs.

Most faiths have age-appropriate award guides on Award guides. Protestant faiths may get the awards booklet at our council scout shop in Cedar Knolls.

Those seeking Roman Catholioc Award Programs may contact the Catholic Committee on Scouting at the Paterson Diocese ( For another possible source contact Debby Wickham at [email protected]

Boards of review for the Ad Altare Dei Award for scouts can be arranged during these next few weeks.

Note that the Pius XII and Ad Altare Dei presentations will be at St.John’s Cathedral in Paterson On Saturday, February 4,2023 with a 9:30 AM ceremony start. Please allow time for parking and seating. Congratulations to the upcoming recipients.

The Paterson Diocese Catholic Committee also offers training for those seeking to be award advisors.

M. Murray PPC Religious Awards Coordinator