To have the candidate
examine how being a Christian affects daily life in a real world
(Units I, II and IV).
To challenge the Scout/Venturer to evaluate his or her own personal talents and
abilities in light of a possible choice of lifestyle/vocation or
ministry that relates in some way to belonging to and becoming
increasingly more active in the Catholic Christian faith community
To give the
Scout/Venturer an opportunity to share his or her faith and practice
his or her religion among peers, while receiving guidance and feedback
attuned to the ideals of Scouting.
The Pope Pius XII
program is best conducted for a group of high school-age Scouts and/or
Venturers. In cases where this is impossible, a Scout or Venturer may
fulfill program requirements on an individual basis. Before beginning
the program, you must register with the local Catholic Committee on
Scouting and work with an approved counselor. Check with your local
Catholic Committee on Scouting to learn who can serve in this capacity
for you. Your local Boy Scout service center can put you in touch with
the Catholic Committee if needed. You must complete the program before
your 21st birthday to receive the recognition. Note:
Requirements can be adjusted to the specific needs of the
program itself consists of five units. In each there is a spiritual
reading and a subsequent discussion, followed by one or more
activities. The length of time for completion of the program is about
There is a Pope Pius XII manual available. Most Boy
Scout service centers do stock it.
completion, the Scout or Venturer is presented with the Pope Pius XII
emblem. This is a gold color pendant suspended under a bar and ribbon
of the Papal colors. The BSA has authorized the wearing of this emblem
on the Scout uniform. The appropriate Scout knot can be worn on the
uniform to indicate the emblem was earned.
information, contact one of the following:
- Your local Catholic
Committee on Scouting.
- Your local Boy Scout service center to
find the CCS contact