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Catholic Scouting Religious Emblem Programs

Order Form

Religious Emblem Counselor Training

Bishop Gettelfinger Endorsement

Distance Training for Emblems Counselors

Final Quiz and Application

Scouting is a Youth Ministry

The following short videos explain how Scouting can be an integral part of a parish's total youth ministry outreach:

Scouting as Youth Ministry 1

Scouting as Youth Ministry 2

Scouts assisting Pope John Paul II

Scouting in the Faith-Based Organization

Scouting as Applied Christianity

Scouting Leadership and Responsibilities

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:

Scouting Leadership and Responsibilities Attachment

Scout Chaplain & Chaplain Aide Resources

Scout Chaplain & Chaplain Aide Manual

Scout Chaplain & Chaplain Aide Handbook

Scout Chaplain & Chaplain Aide Resource Manual

Duty to God Handbook

Chaplain & Chaplain Aide Training

Scouting Policy Change Response

National Catholic Committee on Scouting Response to Change in Adult Membership Standards

FAQ About Boy Scout Change in Adult Membership Standards

Bishop Robert Guglielmone's Response to Change in Adult Membership Standards

National Catholic Committee on Scouting FAQ

National Catholic Committee on Scouting Response to Change in Boy Scout Eligibility Requirements

Understanding Girls in Boy Scouting

National Catholic Committee on Scouting (NCCS) Information Packet

Options for Packs & Troops

Questions and Answers

Additional Information

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

Regarding Scouting

Scouting & Youth Ministry

Scouting as a Youth Ministry

Statements on Girl Scout Issues

Background

Questions

Girl Scout Statement on its relationship with the Catholic Church

History of the Catholic Church and Girl Scouting

Cover Letter for Memorandum of Understanding

Memorandum of Understanding

Nomination Forms for Adult Catholic Scouting Awards

(for Boy Scout Leaders, Girl Scout Leaders & American Heritage Leaders)

Scouting Price List

Adult Award Nomination Forms

Past Adult Catholic Scouting Award Recipients

Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting

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.

Rosary and Saint Patches

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.