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Welcome to the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting!

A Ministry of the Office for Catholic Education
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.

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.

https://scouts.dio.org/uploads/files/religious_awards_order_form_FILLABLE.pdf

To order workbooks for God Is Love, Family of God, I Live My Faith, Mary the First Disciple, Spirit Alive or Missio 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.

Navigation Tips

To learn more about religious emblems, recognitions and patch awards, follow the Religious Awards link above.

 

To learn more about adult roles in Catholic Scouting and awards for adults, follow the Adult Information link above.

 

Training information for emblem and recognitions counselors is found on the Diocesan Committee - Training link.

 

 

Scouting and Parish Ministry

The Catholic Committee on Scouting for the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois has published a comprehensive guide for parishes that charter a Boy Scouts of America unit.

pdfScouting_and_Parish_Ministry.pdf

Goals of the Catholic Committee on Scouting

• 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

 

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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.

Contact Us

Location

1615 West Washington St.
Springfield, IL 62702

Phone
(217) 698-8500

Email

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