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Becoming a Certified Emblems Counselor or Facilitator


To become a religious emblems counselor or facilitator, locate an upcoming training session and register online.

Information needed to register:  1) BSA registration number  2) Date of current BSA Youth Protection training  3) User name and date of VIRTUS training (offered by the Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis through your local parish).   Counselors must re-certify every three years.


Youth Protection and Protecting God's Children (VIRTUS) Requirements

Youth Protection Reminder

This is a reminder that BSA Youth Protection is a requirement for Catholic Emblem counselors and facilitators to recertify and complete a new background check every two years. Please log onto the web site and select the E-Learning option from the Training menu to update your youth protection training.  It only take 20 minutes!

In the Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis, pastors may additionally require counselors and facilitators to complete the Virtus certification process in order to offer the Catholic Religious Emblems program at their parish.  Please contact the pastor of your host parish for guidance.  For more information on Virtus certification, go to



 TitleOwnerCategoryModified DateSize 
ACCS Emblem Training Registration Form Training6/24/201543.77 KBDownload
AAD Board of Review Registration Roster  3/4/201581.50 KBDownload
Acts of ContritionRobert PlanteReconciliation8/25/201145.90 KBDownload
Examination of ConscienceRobert PlanteReconciliation8/25/2011117.89 KBDownload
ACCS Religious Emblems WorkbookRobert PlanteSpreadsheet8/13/20101.11 MBDownload
ACCS Pope Pius XII Training Packet (v2.0)Jim Rice 5/24/20101.54 MBDownload
ACCS Ad Altare Dei Training PacketJim Rice 2/11/20107.44 MBDownload
ACCS BSA Youth Protection RequirementsJim Rice 7/7/201012.99 KBDownload


 TitleOwnerCategoryModified DateSize 
PP XII - Parent Letter SampleJim Rice 9/23/2010435.42 KBDownload
Pope Pius XII Class Introduction Letter - SAMPLEJim Rice 7/12/2010225.54 KBDownload
2010-2011 ePopePiusXII Parent/Scout IntroductionJim Rice 9/27/2010249.26 KBDownload
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