Catholic Committee on Scouting

Scouting as a Youth Ministry

The values taught in Scouting and Camp Fire are the same found in the Gospels. Scouting is an effective way to help Catholic youths to do their duty to God and to their country. Scouting and Camp Fire build character and teaches devotion to God in an environment that provides wholesome fun under the guidance of strong adult role models. The scouting and Camp Fire programs provides a wonderful channel to involve youth in the life of Catholic parishes.

Young people experience Scouting and Camp Fire as a growth into personal maturity and social responsibility. They learn to assume their role in life with a high degree of commitment, and to care for others who are less fortunate. They develop a strong desire to build a culture of goodwill, respect for the environment, acceptance of duties, including the most fundamental of all duties - love of God and obedience to His will.

Religious Emphasis Projects for Girl Scouts, Camp Fire Members, Other Groups:

GOD IS LOVE ( K & 1st grade):
The program helps students discover an appreciation that God created, cares for, and loves us all.​

FAMILY OF GOD (2nd & 3rd grades):
Children explore a wide range of family and parish activities in order to discover the presence of God in theor daily lives.

I LIVE MY FAITH (Ages 9 to 11):
This program focuses activities around the participant's developing awareness of her/his growth as a person, friend, family member, citizen and believer of faith.

MARIAN MEDAL (Ages 12 to 18):
Program paricipants gain an understanding of Mary as the model of openness and spirituality. The program helps young people develop a Christian spirit of hope and faith through projects, discussion and liturgical celebrations.

SPIRIT ALIVE (High School age):
This program assists participants in discovering how the Holy Spirit moves in their lives, calling them to greater participating in Church ministry.

Religious Emphasis Projects for Boy Scouts:

LIGHT OF CHRIST (Tiger Cubs & Wolf Cub Scouts): 6-7 yrs
This program helps a younger boy develop a personal relationship with Jesus. He comes to see Jesus as a person and his friend.

PARVULI DEI (Bear Cub Scouts & Webelos Scouts): 8-10 yrs
Young boys explore a wide range of activities in which they discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of their families and parishes.

AD ALTARE DEI (Boy Scouts 7th grade and older): 13-14 yrs
This program studies the Sacraments. Scouts grow to recognize that sacramental encounters with Christ help them to develop a fuller Christian way of life.

POPE PIUS XII (High School age Boy Scouts & Venturing young men & women):
Participants examine Christian daily life and are challenged to explore church ministries and vocations. Young adults are encourage to share their faith with peers through discussion and reflection.

Committee Members

Committee Chair: 
Diocesan Contact: Monica Benitez

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