The Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting is committed to supporting Scouts of all ages be an active and visible part of a parish's comprehensive youth ministry strategy. For help with chartering a BSA unit, American Heritage Girls Troop or for information about how to support a Girl Scout Troop, please contact Kyle Holtgrave at (217) 698-8500 x. 154. The National Catholic Committee on Scouting has also produced a guide for chartering a BSA unit in a parish: How to Start a New Catholic Scouting Unit


Committee meetings resume in August 2021 on the 4th Sunday of the month at 4:00 PM at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 1615 West Washington Street, Springfield unless otherwise noted.


Catholic Chartered BSA Units in the diocese:


  • 2014: 57 units, 1251 youth members, 537 adult members
  • 2015: 59 units, 1569 youth members, 595 adult members
  • 2016: 57 units, 1492 youth members, 601 adult members
  • 2017: 53 units, 1340 youth members, 521 adult members
  • 2018: 47 units, 961 youth members, 437 adult members
  • 2019: 45 units, 1016 youth members, 375 adult members
  • 2020: 38 units, 812 youth members, 358 adult members


The National Catholic Committee on Scouting has updated their Guide to Catholic Scouting. Please download this resource here:


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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.

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1615 West Washington St.
Springfield, IL 62702

(217) 698-8500


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