St. John Kanty Scouts Receive Ad Altare Dei Award

I was a member of Troop 107 at St. John Kanty Church back in the day. It is wonderful to see that the troop is still around and active. You will often see them at many B-F events helping out. They are the only remaining Boy Scout Troop in the neighborhood have been around for over 80 years.

With that said, here is story from Saint John Kanty’s website about an award two members from troop just received.

On April 1, 2012 two scouts from Troop 107, Colin Augustyn and William Fourby, received the Ad Altare Dei Medal from Bishop Kmiec. The purpose of the Ad Altare Dei (to the altar of God) program is to help Catholic Boy Scouts develop a fully Christian way of life in the faith community. The program is organized in chapters based on the seven Sacraments. The seven Sacraments are a primary means toward spiritual growth. The most important aspect of the program is that the Scout grows in his spiritual experience of his relationship to God and the church. These scouts worked with their Eucharistic Advisor, Mr. Robert Koza, over a period of 6-8 months to meet the requirements of the Ad Altare Dei Scout Manual and to prepare themselves to receive the medal.

Read full story on SJK’s website—>