Catholic Scouting

Notice – Girl Scout Pray and Play Day that was scheduled for Saturday, October 14th has been canceled.

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 updated documents and statistics and help stimulate the fulfillment of responsibilities of Catholic laypeople in Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting programs.

Diocese of Rockville Centre Contacts

Rev. Joseph Catafago – Chaplain of the Diocesan Scouting Program Diocesan Chairperson Girl Scouts
Joan Monastero
Diocesan Chairperson Scouts BSA
Deacon Thomas Lemme

Click Here For The Catholic Committee on Scouting for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, Long Island Books for these Awards are available for purchase at the Catholic Scouting Office.

Upcoming Event:

November 5, 2023 – Mass and Mingle


Girl Scouts:

Venturing Crew 333

Nassau Crew
Advisor: Tony Lennan
Suffolk Crew
Advisor: Eric Hansen