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 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

Diocesan Chairperson           Diocesan Chairperson
Scouts BSA           Girl Scouts
Deacon Thomas Lemme           Joan Monastero


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

[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 5-6   Mary, the First Disciple Grades 7-12   The Spirit Alive Grades 9-12
Diocesan Awards Jesus Loves Me Grade 1   Ave maria Grades 2-3   Regina Coeli Grades 4-6   St. Agnes Grades 10-12


Grades 11-12

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

Upcoming Events

CCOS Boy Scout payments:

Boy Scout Payment for:

CCOS Girl Scout payments:

Girl Scout Payment for:

516-678-5800 Ext. 615
Girl Scouts:

Venturing Crew 333

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