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1 Ad Altare Dei Chapter 1: Sacraments and Sacramentals in Our Daily Lives

2 Program Goal As a Scout to Recognize the Signs of Faith in Your Daily Lives, and Their Importance

3 Life Experience What is the Symbolism of the Scout Sign?

4 The Three Middle Fingers Standing Erect Stand for the Three Parts of the Scout Oath Duty to God and Country Duty to Others Duty to Self

5 Life Experience What is the Scout Sign Used For?

6 The Scout Sign Shows You are a Scout Give it Each Time You Recite the Scout Oath and Law When a Scout or Scouter Raises the Scout Sign, ALL Scouts Should Make the Sign Too, and Come to Silent Attention

7 Life Experience Explain the Symbolism Behind the Scout Badge?

8 Shaped Like an Arrowhead or Trefoil This is the Basic Shape That is Used by Scout Organizations All Over the World 1. The three points of the trefoil stand for the three parts of the Scout Oath. 2. The ‘point’ of the badge points North meaning that a Scout can point the right way in life as truly as a compass in the field. 3. There are two stars on the badge which stand for truth and knowledge. 4. The Eagle and Shield stand for Freedom and a Scouts readiness to defend that Freedom. 5. The scroll bearing the Scout motto is turned up as a reminder that a Scout smiles as he does his duty. 6. The knot represents the Scout slogan: Do a Good Turn Daily.

9 Life Experience What is the Meaning of the Scout Handshake? Why Did Lord Baden-Powell Establish the Handshake as a Sign of Brotherhood Among Scouts?

10 The Siege of Mafeking Was the Most Famous British Action in the Second Boer War. It Took Place in the Town of Mafeking (now called Mafikeng) in South Africa over 217 days, from October 1899 to May 1900, It Turned Lieutenant-General Robert Baden-Powell into a National Hero. He Later Went on to Found the Scouting Movement.

11 After the Siege of Mafeking That Brought Baden‐Powell Fame and Recognition, He Met With the Great Zulu Tribal Chieftain Denizulu

12 When the Chief Recognized Baden‐Powell, He Shook Hands With Him Not With the Right Hand as is Our Custom, But With the Left Hand. This Was an Important Sign for the Zulu Tribe. It Was a Sign of Trust & Friendship, Because a Zulu Warrior Carries His Shield on His Left Arm. To Shake the Left Hand He Had to Set Aside the Shield, Thus Leaving Himself Bare and Defenseless. The TRUE Meaning of the Scout Handshake is TRUST and FRIENDSHIP

13 Life Experience What Are Some Other Signs / Symbols That Are Commonly Used in Your Daily Life or Family?

14 Examples The Marriage Friend- ship Uniforms

15 Life Experience Do the Seek and Find and Then Ponder the Question: What Do You Think the Signs in the Seek and Find Are Used For?

16 Catholicism Although Many of the Signs Are Used by Other Christian Faiths as Well They Were All Originally Developed by Early Catholics

17 Life Experience There Are Also Special “Outward Signs Instituted by Christ” That Are Called Sacraments What Does Outward Sign Mean? What Does Instituted by Christ Mean?

18 Sacraments Outward Signs are Signs and Things People do With Extra Effort (i.e. Doing Things to Show Someone Something) Instituted by Christ Means That They Originated With Jesus’ Words and Actions, Some Directly and Some Indirectly. Sacraments for Example are Meant to Help Us Encounter Jesus Our Risen Lord Through Symbols and Words. The Church Has Identified Seven Sacraments as Instituted by Christ Like His Sacred Word Preserved in the Scriptures. The Sacraments are Continuations of his Attitudes and Sacred Actions Which Convey His Personal Love for Us.

19 Activity Do the Unscramble and Then Ponder the Question: What are Some of the Ways Our Faith Has Been Passed From Christian to Christian by Tradition and Custom?

20 Faith Passing Parents Bible Grandparents Books Teachers Video Priests Deacons Stained Glass Stations of the Windows Cross Mass REC

21 Activity The Mass and the Church are Filled With Other Signs and Symbols What are Their Meanings?

22 Signs / Symbols The Candles Sign of Peace Holy Water Sign of the Cross Sign of the Cross at the Gospel Light or Presence of Christ Gesture of Forgiveness for Offenses Baptism Purification To Do Something in the Name of God May the Word of the Lord be in My Mind, on My Lips, and in My Heart

23 Signs / Symbols The Stole Crucifix Incense Bell Statues Sign of Holy Orders Sign of Jesus’ Sacrifice and our Redemption Sign of Our Prayers Rising to Heaven Sign of Calling to Prayer, and a Sign of Celebration Symbols Reminding Us of the Virtues of a Saint, Christ, or Mary

24 Activity The Sign of the Cross, the Fish, and the Chi Rho, are Ancient Signs of our Faith. Why Were They Originally Used by the Early Christians?

25 Early Christianity To Live as a Christian in the Early Church Meant Taking the Risk of Losing Your Life at the Hands of Persecutors. Those Who Were Identified as Being Christian Often Had Their Property Confiscated. They Were Also Tortured, Exiled or Put to Death

26 Life as an Early Christian

27 Who Did the Persecution? Persecution Came at the Hands of Non‐Christians Who May Have Been Civil Leaders, Private Citizens, and Even Other Family Members

28 Early Secret Signs The Early Christians Devised Secret Signs That They Used to Identify Each Other as Christians. The Fish and the Cross Were Common Symbols Used and Understood Another Common Sign Used by the Early Christians and the Current Church is the Chi Rho. The Greek Letters Chi (Written ‘X’) and Rho (Written ‘P’) Were the First Two Letters of Christ's Name. These Were Not The Only Signs Used

29 Activity How Did These Early Signs of our Faith Relate to Our Use of the Scout Sign and Handshake?

30 The Signs are Used for Identification Among Members It Reminds One of the Commitment to the Group

31 Faith Response Think of a Story From a Book or Magazine What is the Lesson That Can be Learned From the Story? A Priest Does the Same Thing at Mass He Uses Scriptures to Draw Lessons From Daily Life

32 Faith Response At Mass for the Next Three Sundays – Listen to the Scriptures Readings and Homilies. Share With Your Family What You Learned From the Readings and Homilies and How You Plan to Put This Into Practice Please Fill Out Page 9 With Your Answers When Done

33 Faith Response Express Your Ideas of What You Have Learned in This Chapter by Doing ONE of the Following:  Perform a Skit That You or Your Group Have Created OR  Make a Video Presentation (Videos, Movies, Slides, Etc) OR  Make an Audio Presentation (Story Telling, Music Selection, Raps, Computer Presentations, Etc.

34 Ongoing Activity As You Work on the Remaining Chapters of This Program, Do TWO of the Following:  Attend a Retreat While Working on the AAD Program OR  Attend a Day of Recollection While Working on the AAD Program OR  Complete the Crossword Puzzle in Appendix A


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