Catholic Committee on Scouting, B.S.A.

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What is the Catholic Committee?


WHO: The Catholic Committee on Scouting, BSA, was formed in the 1950's to oversee the development of a spiritual presence in the activities of the secular Boy Scout programs in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Look below, or visit the National Catholic Committee on Scouting website for more information.

The Archdiocese of St. Louis, through its parishes and schools, is the largest single sponsor of Scouts in the St. Louis area.

The following are 2010 statistics on Catholic Scouts in the Archdiocese:

  • There are 3,172 Catholic Cub Scouts, representing 20 percent of all Cub Scouts in the Greater St. Louis Area Council on Boy Scouts;
  • There are 2,224 Catholic Boy Scouts, representing 24 percent of all Boy Scouts in the council;
  • There are 408 Catholic Venture Crew members, representing 16 percent of all Ventureres in the council;
  • There are 4,389 Catholic leaders and volunteers, representing 33 percent of all leaders and volunteers in the council;
  • There are 208 Catholic-sponsored units, representing 18 percent of all units in the council.

We are always looking for new members with new ideas, so if you are interested in joining the committee, complete the membership application and return it to the Office of Youth Ministry.

In addition to the membership application, the Archdiocesan requirements must be fulfilled.

If you want to know more about us, please call 314-792-7613.

Committee membership requirements:

  • Must have completed and have records on file at your Parish regarding the Archdiocese; please click on the links to print the forms.
  • "Protecting God's Children" program as well as having a Missouri Background Check, done every 2 years...

- OR - 

  • Worker Registration Form, one time only if you provide a copy of your social security card and driver's license along with the form.
  • In addition, you must have read, signed and returned to your parish the Code of Ethical Conduct.

These are Archdiocesan requirements that the Catholic Youth Apostolate Office fully supports.

The Catholic Youth Apostolate asks that each Committee member reads the Volunteer Letter and completes the Leadership Survey so we know you are in compliance with Archdiocesan requirements.

MEMBERS: Please visit the CCS Members' Page.

National Catholic Committee on Scouting, BSA

National Catholic Committee on Scouting PatchThe National Catholic Committee on Scouting (NCCS) is a church committee of concerned Catholic lay people and clergy who see as their mission the constructive use of the program of the Boy Scouts of America as a viable form of youth ministry with the Catholic youth of our nation.

The committee, which is advisory to the Boy Scouts of America, seeks to sustain and strengthen the relationship between BSA and the Catholic Church in the United States.

Through interaction and dialogue with the Secretariat on the Laity and Family Life (the formal connection between youth ministry in the United States and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops), NCCS works cooperatively with various other groups involved in youth ministry in the United States.

Quick Links to National Program Information:

Adult Awards and Emblem Training

Please visit the Adult Awards and Emblem Counselors pages for more information about Catholic Scouting Awards for Adults and Emblem Adult Counseling.

Catholic Committee Information

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