Catholic Scouting

Coronavirus Response from The National Catholic Committee on Scouting (NCCS)

Please see announcement from the National Catholic Committee on Scouting (NCCS) in response to concerns about how Scouts can complete their Catholic Religious Emblems during the current national health emergency. Click here to access the latest copy of The Bridge (The newsletter of the NCCS) and this announcement.

If emblems are in the process of being completed, please fill out this short survey. If you have any questions, please email Be sure to check back on this webpage for updates.

Catholic Religious Emblems Training for all Scouts BSA Leaders

This training will include: Light of Christ, Parvuli Dei, Ad Altare Dei, Pope Pius and Adult Awards and will be offered twice a year in September and January. Registration will open soon.

October 14, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Click here to register. 

Religious Emblems Activity Booklets

All applications need to be submitted to the Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis by April 1 in order to be eligible for this year awards ceremony. The fees for each emblem are listed below. Please make checks out to Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis or OEEC. The committee will review all applications before a letter announcing the award and other information will be sent home. If you have any questions, please

God is Love (Girl Scouts) - $10.00
Family of God (Girl Scouts) - $10.00
Light of Christ (Scouting BSA) - $10.00
Parvuli Dei (Scouting BSA) - $10.00
Mary, the First Disciple (Girl Scouts) - $15.00
Ad Altare Dei (Scouting BSA) - $15.00
Spirit Alive (Girl Scouts) - $15.00
Pope Pius XII (Scouting BSA) - $15.00
Parent Pins for all Scouting BSA emblems - $4.00

Archdiocese of Hartford - Catholic Committee on Scouting

The Catholic Committee on Scouting was established to promote the spiritual, citizenship and character development of Catholics involved in either the Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts program. Scouting is recognized as a very important part of the Youth Ministry program within the Archdiocese of Hartford. The Catholic Committee is responsible for:

  • Promotion and assistance in training of Catholic youth and adults.
  • Promotion of religious emblems programs and recognition.
  • Training of religious emblems counselors and leaders in spiritual development.
  • Promotion of scouting as a youth ministry for parishes.
  • Providing spiritual enrichment for scouts through various activities.
  • Recognition of those who have both completed spiritual enrichment programs and those who have given so much of their time and talent.
  • Documenting all those who have been trained, attended functions and received recognition.
  • Working with other departments of the Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis and the scouting community to help fulfill the needs of our youth and leaders. The Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis (OEEC) and Catholic Committee on Scouting have materials and services available to promote and enhance the programs within the Archdiocese. The goal of this committee is to enrich and nurture the spiritual needs of our scouts and leaders. Catholic Scouting plays an important role in the development of our children’s relationship with the Lord and with His Church. We are grateful for our scout leaders and for their many hours of work and dedication. We hope that more of our youth and adults become involved in Catholic Scouting. We also pray that almighty God may continue to bless the work of this important ministry.

For more information on Catholic Scouting Awards for both girls and boys click here.

Jennifer McClintock, Archdiocesan Coordinator of Catholic Scouting

John Meakin, Jr.,
Catholic Committee on Scouting, Committee Chair