Scouts who wish to complete the Ad Altare Dei, Pope Pius XII, Mary the First Disciple, The Spirit Alive or Missio programs must work with an adult who has been trained to help with these programs and has permission from the local pastors to work with the group. The Training Committee of the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting offers a Counselor Training course so adults can learn their role with these programs. Training is valid for three years.


Counselor Training Schedule

  • Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

To schedule Counselor Training in your area, please contact Kyle Holtgrave at (217) 698-8500 x. 154 or email


Trained Counselors in the Diocese


The following are trained counselors for the Ad Altare Dei emblem, facilitators for the Pope Pius XII emblem and moderators for Mary, the First Disciple and the Spirit Alive recognitions:


Current through May 19, 2024

  • Secily Fillip, St. Patrick, Pana


Boy Scouts of America Training

The BSA has a wide range of training modules for Scouters broken down into specific adult leader roles in the organization. For details, go to


Girl Scouts USA

Similar resources for leaders in Girl Scouts can go to and


American Heritage Girls

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