The Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting is committed to supporting Scouts of all ages be an active and visible part of a parish's comprehensive youth ministry strategy. For help with any of the topics below, or to charter or support a unit, please contact the Catholic Committee on Scouting at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (217) 698-8500.
Scouts who wish to complete the Ad Altare Dei, Pope Pius XII, Mary the First Disciple, 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 Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting offers a Counselor Training course so adults can learn their role with these programs.
The Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting can help identify a chaplain for camp and other long-term activities.
Both Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts USA promote Scout Sunday to encourage Scouts to be attentive to their Duty to God. These celebrations are in February for Boy Scouts of America and in March for Girl Scouts USA. Activities that help promote Duty to God can be found on the Religious Awards page.
The Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting is available to help pastors and other parish leaders launch new Scout units to support local ministry efforts. The National Catholic Committee on Scouting offers a Guide to Catholic Scouting as a resource for new or existing BSA units. Please download this resource here: Guide_to_Catholic_Scouting_-_2020.pdf. The Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting has published a parish guide as well: Scouting_and_Parish_Ministry.pdf
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