Welcome to the Diocesan Catholic
Committee on Scouting!
A Ministry of the Office for Catholic Education
Diocese of Springfield in Illinois
The Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting (DCCS) is a group of Catholic lay people and clergy who give guidance, vitality and leadership to the spiritual programs that are available for members of Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts USA and kindred scouting movements in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.
Ordering Religious Awards
To order medals for Light of Christ, Parvuli Dei, Ad Altare Dei, Pope Pius XII, God is Love, Family of God, I Live My Faith, Mary the First Disciple, or Spirit Alive, please download and mail the form below to the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting.
To order workbooks for God Is Love, Family of God, I Live My Faith, Mary the First Disciple, Spirit Alive or Missio recognitions, or to order patches for the Women in Scripture or Models of Faith series, please order them directly from the publisher, the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry.
Scouting and Parish Ministry
The Catholic Committee on Scouting for the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois has published a comprehensive guide for parishes that charter a Boy Scouts of America unit.
The DCCS serves the 28 counties in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois. This area covers all or portions of 2 Girl Scout Councils and 4 Boy Scouts of America Councils including:
- Girl Scouts of Central Illinois: Adams, Brown, Cass, Christian, Douglas, Greene, Macon, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Pike, Sangamon, Scott and Shelby Counties
- Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois: Bond, Calhoun, Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Jersey, Macoupin, and Madison Counties
- Mississippi Valley Council BSA: Eagle Ridge District
- Greater St. Louis Council BSA: Piasa Bird District, Cahokia Mounds District, Arrowhead District, and Redhawk District as well as portions of Illini District and Black Gold District
- Abraham Lincoln Council BSA: All districts ~ Honest Abe District, Log Cabin/Railsplitter District, Lincoln Home District
- Prairielands Council BSA: Prairie Fire District ~ Douglas County; Many Trails District ~ northern portion of Edgar County
Adams, Bond, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Christian, Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Greene, Jasper, Jersey, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Pike, Sangamon, Scott, and Shelby
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