Catholic Committee on Scouting

Participants at Diocesan Scout Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019

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.

For more information, contact CCS Secretary Jill Heink at ccsdol@catholicweb.com or at
859-253-1993, x252

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.

Learn more about the Catholic Religious Emblem awards for Girl Scouts, American Heritage Girls, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts by clicking the links at left.

The documents at below 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.

Catholic Religious Awards for Youth

Catholic Recognition Emblems for Adults

Resources

Troop Information