Catholic Scouting

The Scouting Office — What Is It and Why
The Office of Youth Ministries, including the Catholic Scouting Office, was established by Bishop John McGann in September of 1983 as a result of a recommendation by the Diocesan Task Force on Youth Ministry in our diocese. Actually the Catholic Committees on Scouting date back to the establishment of the Diocese of Rockville Centre in 1957, and until 1983 were a part of the Catholic Youth Organization division of Catholic Charities.
Included in the responsibilities and duties of the Diocesan Catholic Committees are the following:

  • promote and assist in spiritual development programs for Catholic Leaders
  • Scouting as a viable youth ministry in parishes
  • promote religious emblems and religious recognitions
  • provide spiritual enrichment for Scouts through retreats, days of recollection and pilgrimages
  • coordinate Diocesan Scouting events and activities
  • make national Catholic Scouting services and materials available in the diocese and act as a liaison
  • maintain up-dated documents and statistics and help stimulate the fulfillment of responsibilities of Catholic lay people in Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting programs.

Diocese of Rockville Centre Contacts

Diocesan Lay Chairperson   Diocesan Scouting   Diocesan Scouting   Diocesan Lay Chairperson
Boy Scout   Chaplain   Coordinator   Girl Scout
David J. Miller, JR   Father Frank Zero   Austin Cannon   Joan Monastero

A Special Message from our Chaplain
Father Frank Zero, Diocesan Scouting Chaplain, has asked that Catholic Scouts, leaders and parents be reminded that attendance at Sunday Mass is a vital part of their faith life. Plans should be made to attend Sunday Mass during or after any camping trip or scouting activity. Participation in a scouting activity does NOT excuse a Scout, parent or leader from this obligation.

Boy Scout
Religious Emblems
Light of Christ
Tiger & Wolf Cub Scouts
Parvuli Dei
Bear & Webelos Cub Scouts
Ad Altare Dei
at least 6 months in Scouting
or Venture Crew and finish 6th grade
Pope Piux XII
High School for older Boy
Scouts and Crew Members
Light of Life
For Scouts of Eastern Rite
in lieu of Ad Altare Dei
Boy Scout
Boy Scout Facebook
Light of Christ Parvuli Dei Ad Altare Dei Pope Piux XII Light of Life

[Click Here For The Catholic Committee on Scouting for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, Long Island]

 Girl Scout
Religious Emblems
Family of God
Grades 2-3
  I Live My Faith
Grades 4-6
  Mary, the First Disciple
Grades 7-12
  The Spirit Alive
Grades 9-12
Girl Scout
Boy Scout Facebook
Family of God   I Live My Faith   Boy Scout   Spirit Alive
Diocesan Awards Jesus Loves Me
Grade 1
  Ave maria
Grades 2-3
  Regina Coeli
Grades 4-6
  St. Agnes
Grades 9-12
DRVC   ave-maria   regina   st-agnes

Books for these Awards are available for purchase at the Catholic Scouting Office.

Austin Cannon
Scouting Coordinator
516-678-5800 Ext. 245

David J. Miller, Jr.
Lay Chairman 
Rev. Frank Zero
Diocesan Scouting Chaplain

Venturing Crew 333
Nassau Crew 
Advisor: Tony Lennan

Suffolk Crew
Advisor: Eric Hansen