The following short videos explain how Scouting can be an integral part of a parish's total youth ministry outreach:
For parishes that sponsor Boy Scout Troops and Cub Scout Packs, the following explain the leadership structure and the responsibilities that different individuals have in the parish and in the Troop or Pack:
Statements on Girl Scout Issues
(for Boy Scout Leaders, Girl Scout Leaders & American Heritage Leaders)
The Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting was established to give guidance, direction, leadership and vitality to the spiritual component of Scouting within the Diocese of Manchester.
The Catholic Committee on Scouting is responsible for:
Promoting scouting as youth ministry for parishes
Promoting the religious emblems program and recognitions
Training of religious emblem counselors and leaders
Providing spiritual enrichment for scouts through various activities such as retreats and prayer services
Recognizing those who have completed requirements set forth by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting
Recognizing adults who have given of their time and talents
Documenting all training and awards
Working closely with the Offices of Youth Ministry and Catechetical Formation as well as the whole scouting community to help meet the needs of our youth and leaders
The Catholic Scouting Office provides services to Catholic Scouts under the direction of Rev. Raymond Ball and the Catholic Committee on Scouting.
Youth and adults may earn 5" Rosary Patches and 4" Saint Patches. They are available through the National Catholic Committee on Scouting for anyone to earn--adults, boys and girls, scouts and non-scouts. Go to: http://www.nccs-bsa.org/index.php/religious-activities and store.nfcym.org/shop/pc/NCCGSCF-Logo-Products-c16.htm.