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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. 

For more information, contact Fr. Ray at:  or call (603) 224-4393 x1. 

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 22, 2018 at 2pm 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 last year's Scout Recognition Ceremony held on April 2, 2017.

Catholic Scouting Recognition Ceremony2nd Annual Faith and Fun Day

All Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts in grades 1-5 are invited to attend this day, engaging scouts in fun, interesting, faith filled, and thought provoking activities. The event takes place on Saturday, May 12 from 9am-3pm at Camp Carpenter, 300 Blondin Rd. in Manchester NH. The fee is $5. The day is sponsored by the Diocesan Catholic Scouting Committee. (American Heritage Girls are also invited to attend).

DOWNLOAD Annual Faith and Fun Information Form

DOWNLOAD Annual Faith and Fun Permission Form 

To register for this event, Faith-Fun

Scouting Resources

Religious Emblem Price List

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

Regarding Scouting & Statements on Girl Scout Issues (USCCB)

Nomination Forms for Adult Catholic Scouting Awards

Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting

Rosary and Saint Patches