Catholic Committee on Scouting

The Diocese of Lexington Catholic Committee on Scouting provides support for religious programs that serve youth, including Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and American Heritage Girls throughout the diocese.

The values taught in Scouting are the same found in the Gospels. Scouting is an effective way to help Catholic youths do their duty to God and to their country. Scouting builds character and teaches devotion to God in an environment that provides wholesome fun under the guidance of strong adult role models. The scouting programs provide a wonderful channel to involve youth in the life of Catholic parishes.

The documents and links at left offer more information about the relationship between the Diocese of Lexington and Scouting organizations:

The Memorandum of Understanding explains the roles of parishes, schools, and other organizations associated with the Diocese of Lexington that sponsor Girl Scout troops and the role of the Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road Council (KWRC) in providing the Girl Scout program.

The  USCCB Statement was published in March 2014 by the Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  The statement provides guidance to dioceses, parishes and families about utilizing the Girl Scout program.

For more information, contact CCS Secretary Jill Heink at 859-253-1993, x252 or