Annual Scouting Awards Mass

Every year we celebrate together, the accomplishments of many scouts and leaders, with a special Scouting Awards Mass celebrated.

The 2022 Awards Mass will be APRIL 3, 2022

Find out more here!

Youth Awards   |   Adult Scouting Awards

Catholic Chartered Unit Scouting Award 

To place an order for American Heritage Girls or Boy Scout/Scouts BSA awards, please complete this ORDER FORM.  You’ll be able to add comments and ask questions at the end of the form.

As a reminder, please note that medals are not guaranteed in-stock at the Archdiocesan Offices.  If we do not have what you need on hand, and need to order, please be aware it will take time to process.  To ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible, we ask everyone to expect a full 3-4 weeks for your order to be ready at the office.  Please plan for additional shipping time if you would like us to mail the awards to you, which we are happy to do.

DEADLINE TO ORDER 2022 AWARDS: March 11, 2022

Old Awards for AHG

New Awards for AHG

Awards for BSA  

Classes normally begin in August or September for the following:

  •  Scouts BSA 
    • Ad Altare Dei: Designed for any youth of the Roman Catholic Faith who is registered in a ScoutsBSA Troop or Crew. Generally recommended for 7th grade and up.
      • ONLINE AD ALTARE DEI CLASSES, NOW FORMING FOR CATHOLIC BOYS AND GIRLS (ages 13-18) IN NON-CATHOLIC CHARTERED TROOPS FOR FALL 2020! In a special outreach ministry delivered through live, online classes (via Zoom), the Catholic Committee on Scouting in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, is offering the opportunity to Scouts in non-Catholic units throughout the Archdiocese to fulfill his or her Duty to God and earn the Catholic Religious Award. We are very excited to offer this first-of-its-kind class.

        To learn more, and to register (REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR 2021-22 ONLINE CLASSES), click HERE. Classes start in September.
      • In person classes will be announced soon, contact Steve Mahr for more information.
    • Pope Pius XII – ​designed for Venturing Crew Members and BSA members 15 years and older.
  •  American Heritage Girls Catholic Faith Awards (Contact Tonya Gast at
    • Deus Et Civitas Mea God and My Community​ for Pioneers – ​typically 7th and 8th grade.
    • Femina Integritatis Women of Integrity​ for Patriots – ​typically 9th-12th grades.The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas’s Catholic Committee on Scouting is proudly offering special online (Zoom) Catholic Faith Award (CFA) programs for American Heritage Girls at the Pioneer and Patriot levels. This program is open to Catholic AHG girls from any AHG troop (Catholic and Non-Catholic) in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in KS. We are very excited to offer this first-of-its-kind class. To learn more, and to register, CLICK HERE

Looking for program books? Please follow the links below to find what you need!

Order Old American Heritage Girls Program Books and Patches

Order Boy Scouts of America Program Books

Order New AHG Program Books Here

Adult Scouting Awards require specific applications, which you will need to submit for approval.  Once the application has been reviewed and approved by the local Catholic Committee on Scouting, the petitioner will be contacted on the next steps to take. Please email all completed nominations to Steve Mahr, CCS Religious Emblems Coordinator: and

Pope St. Paul VI National Catholic Quality Chartered Unit Scouting Award 

The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas’ Catholic Committee on Scouting (CCS) asks that all chartered Catholic units annually:

1) Incorporate Catholic activities into their Fall unit program planning discussions, and
2) Submit an application every Spring to measure their achievements and progress as a Catholic scouting unit. There are three levels for this unit award (Gold, Silver and Bronze); advanced unit planning is the only way to provide extra Catholic scouting opportunities so these units can achieve the higher award levels. 

This award requires a specific application which you will need to have signed by the unit leader and Chartered Organization Representative (COR) and submit for approval. Once the application has been reviewed and approved by the local CCS, the petitioner will be contacted on the next steps to take.