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About Catholic Scouting

Catholic Scouting plays an important role in the development of young peoples’ relationship with the Lord and with the Church. We are grateful for the Catholic Committee members and our scout leaders for their many hours of dedication and hard work. We hope that more of our youth and adults join in Catholic Scouting and pray that God may continue to bless the work of this very important ministry.

top ScoutingRetreat201738th Annual High Adventure Scout Retreat

The Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and their Leaders have been gathering every year for the past 38 years on the 3rd weekend in September to give a meaningful, spirit-filled beginning to a new year of Scouting.

All Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts in grades 6-12, and adult leaders, are invited to the 38th Annual High Adventure Scout Retreat Friday, September 14 – Sunday September 16, 2018 at Camp Fatima in Gilmanton Iron Works, NH. The cost is $10 per scout and $7 per adult. 

This retreat is very active, involving the scouts in a number of fun, interesting, challenging, thought provoking and faith filled activities. It includes a climbing wall, high ropes, capture the flag, and dance. 

Uniforms are only required for flags, dinner, and Mass. Please consider wearing Class B uniforms.

For more information, contact the Catholic Scouting Committee at:  

To see past retreats: 

Sponsored by the Diocesan Catholic Scouting Committee & Fr. Ray Ball, Diocesan Scouting Director & Chaplain.

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The 2017 Scout retreat was held at Camp Fatima in Gilmanton Iron Works, NH.

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Catholic Scouting Recognition CeremonyCatholic Scouting Recognition Ceremony

On Sunday April 7, 2019 at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester, Bishop Libasci will recognize all Scouts (boys and girls) who have earned religious awards in the past year with a special blessed Certificate of Recognition, as well as present awards to adults.

NOMINATE an Adult for one of the Religious Awards.  

VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY to see pictures from previous Scout Recognition Ceremonies, or visit

Catholic Scouting Recognition Ceremony

Scouting Resources

Religious Emblem Price List & Order Form

Religious Emblem Counselor Training

Scouting is a Youth Ministry

Scouting in the Faith-Based Organization

Scouting Leadership and Responsibilities

Scout Chaplain & Chaplain Aide Resources

Scouting Policy Change Response

Understanding Girls in Boy Scouting

Regarding Scouting & Statements on Girl Scout Issues (USCCB)

Nomination Forms for Adult Catholic Scouting Awards

Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting

Rosary and Saint Patches