Upcoming Retreats

Ad Altare Dei Retreat Registration

Next Bi-Annual Retreat, TBD

Trinity Pines Catholic Center, Colfax

The oldest religious award available to Scouts BSA and Venturing, the Ad Altare Dei focuses on the Seven Sacraments and is designed to help Catholic Scouts develop a fully Christian way of life in the faith community.

Cost of the Ad Altare Dei program is $75 paid with registration, which covers the food and facility cost plus a participant T-Shirt. The manual is an additional $5.99 purchase at the scout shop, and on completion of all requirements and board of review the award can be purchased at THIS LINK for $18.

Scout Shop for AAD Manual - Ad Altare Dei Youth Manual | Boy Scouts Of America (scoutshop.org)

AAD Pre-Requisites Ad Altare Dei Pre-requisites

Award purchase formhttps://catholic.formstack.com/forms/aad_adults


Retreat Adult Counselor Registration

Are you interested in helping your Scouts earn their Ad Altare Dei? Here's what's required:

  • Understanding of, and ability to discuss the seven Sacraments
  • Be a member in good standing with your local parish (Pastor signature required)
  • Complete the Online Counselor Orientation HERE, and submit an application
  • Complete the BSA Youth Protection Training HERE and submit a cert
  • Complete the Sacramento Diocese Safe Haven and LiveScan requirements HERE

Contact to volunteer:  scouting@scd.org

Current retreat volunteers are asked to register and offset the cost of food and shirt, allowing us to keep the cost down for the scouts! If you're leading the upcoming retreat please register here:  https://catholic.formstack.com/forms/aad_adults


Mary, the First Disciple Retreat

Mary, the First Disciple is a religious recognition program for girls in 7th through 10th grades who are enrolled in the Girl Scouts, American Heritage Girls, and other Catholic youth organizations. Through this program, participants learn more about Mary and how she is a role model for girls in the modern world.

Although a retreat has previously been held for girls interested in earning the Mary the First Disciple award, we don't currently have volunteer leadership to support this event for 2021. If you're interested in coordinating this retreat, please contact the committee at scouting@scd.org