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Welcome to the Catholic Committee on Scouting Website for the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois!

The Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting (DCCS) is a group of Catholic lay people and clergy who give guidance, vitality and leadership to the spiritual programs that are available for members of Boy Scouts of America,  Girl Scouts USA and kindred scouting movements in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.


• to invite all Catholic Scouts to fulfill the duty to God portion of the Scout Oath through participation in Church activities
• to develop, implement and sustain Catholic activities for all Scouts and Scout leaders in the diocese
• to provide training and support for adult leaders on the religious programs for Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts USA and other kindred scouting movements
• to meet regularly to be able to effectively carry out diocesan and national programs and activities
• to promote participation in regional and national events for representation, training and information
• to assist parishes and other church-related societies in the diocese with the establishment of units within these organizations
• to advise local council offices that operate in the diocese on all matters relevant to Catholic Scouting
• To perform other duties as assigned by the Bishop or his designee

Springfield Ad Altare Dei Class
Sunday, September 16, Chapter 1. 6:30 - 8:00 PM at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 1615 West Washington Street, Springfield (adjacent to the Sacred Heart Griffin West Campus).

Ordering Religious Awards

To order medals for Light of Christ, Parvuli Dei, Ad Altare Dei, Pope Pius XII, God is Love, Family of God, I Live My Faith, Mary the First Disciple, or Spirit Alive, please download and mail the form below to the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting:


To order workbooks for God Is Love, Family of God, I Live My Faith, Mary the First Disciple or the Spirit Alive recognitions, or to order patches for the Women in Scripture or Models of Faith series, please order them directly from the publisher, the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry.

Religious Activities for Scouts

The following are brochures that explain some of the religious activities and programs that are available for Scouts:






Follow the link above to subscribe to the email newsletter for the Catholic Committee on Scouting.

Award Deadlines

There are no specific deadlines for any of the awards for Scouts (youth awards).  Adult awards are due at the end of the year for presentation on Scout Sunday.  All awardees are invited to be further recognized at the annual events of the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting.

Adult Awards - December 31

Follow the links above for information about these adult awards, or contact Kyle Holtgrave, Chairman of the Catholic Committee on Scouting at (217) 698-8500 ext. 154 for details.

Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting
c/o Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministry
1615 West Washington Street
Springfield, IL 62702-4757

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(217) 698-8500, ext. 154

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