– The program should be run by the candidates themselves
– Attend a Diocesan Scout retreat.
– Optional Service Projects.
– Interviews with religious leaders.The Pope Pius XII Participant Manual can be purchased directly from DCCS for $3.35 each which includes shipping, the Facilitator Manual can also be purchased from DCCS for $7.85 each, send check payable to KDCCS for the number of books required to the below address or by contacting the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting.
– Complete requirements for all units in Pope Pius XII Religious Emblem Participant Manual
– Pass a Pope Pius XII Board of Review.
– Pope Pius XII Board of Review is made up of former Pope Pius XII recipients with adult leaders acting in an advisory and supervisory capacity.
Complete the application and evaluation forms and mail it along with the application fee of $17.00 and make check payable to KDCCS.
The emblem will be presented to your Scout at a formal ceremony and Mass. The location may vary from year to year. Each scout will be given their emblem by there Parish Priest or Catholic Committee member during an Award Mass. After mass, the Scouts will have an opportunity to have their picture taken for the ETC.
– Use the Facilitator’s Guide that can be purchased directly from the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting.
– Form the group.
– Act as a facilitator, not group leaders.
– Help the candidate focus on essential elements and important issues.
As an older Scout, the candidate is expected to actively work as a group. The group elects a leader that not only leads in group sessions, but also makes the arrangements for interviews, tours, and schedules.
BSA and DCCS require two-deep leadership. As the Facilitator is used as a resource, instead of the primary group leader, parents should make themselves available to be the second adult.
Suggested Time Requirements
It is suggested that the group meet for seven to twelve sessions. Although there is no suggested length, sessions should be planned for a 6-8 month period.