Scouts from several area troops participated in a Religious Emblem Presentation Mass on 5/19/2013 at the Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels. The purpose of the Ad Altare Dei program (to the Altar of God) is to help Catholic Boy Scouts develop a fully Christian way of life in the faith community. The program took 6 months to complete and is organized in chapters around the seven sacraments and several service projects are required. The scouts each completed an average of 20 hours of service to various religious and community organizations serving the poor and elderly. Troop 4 leaders for the program were John White and Margie Emerson.