To all:

The link below will take you to an 8 ½ minute video of Scout executive Mark Turner’s speech at the Mecklenburg County Council’s 2017 Annual Banquet. I highly recommend you view the video in regard to the continuing review of transgender matters facing BSA and NCCS.


It is well worth your time to listen to his speech.
​​​​​Yours in the youth ministry of Catholic Scouting,

George Sparks, Chairman 2016 – 2019
Renew – Rebuild - Rejoice
National Catholic Committee on Scouting
1113 Oak Valley Drive
Keller, TX 76248



August 25           Religious Award Ceremony

                           OLOM Church/PAC 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

September 15     Counselor Training

                            OLOM St. Jerome Library, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

October 06          Rosary Patch Program: Joyful Mysteries

                            OLOM St. Joseph Room, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

October 23          4th Quarter Business Meeting

                            OLOM Conference Room, 6:30 p.m.

November 13       Annual Meeting, OLOM


January 22.           1st quarter Business Meeting

                              OLOM Conference Room, 6:30 p.m.

February 9             Bishop’s Mass & Luncheon

                              10:30 a.m., St. Joseph’s Cathedral

March 1                  Counselor Training

                               OLOM St. Jerome Library, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

March 22                Bible patch program

                               OLOM Room TBA, 1:30 – 3:30

April 22                  2nd quarter Business Meeting

                              OLOM Conference Room, 6:30 p.m.

July 22                  3rd quarter Business Meeting

                             OLOM Conference Room, 6:30 p.m.

August 23            Religious Award Ceremony

                            Church/PAC TBA 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Sept. 13               Counselor Training

                             OLOM St. Jerome Library, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

October 11           Rosary Patch Program – Sorrowful Mysteries

                             OLOM St. Joseph Room, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

October 28           4th quarter Business Meeting

                             OLOM Conference Room, 6:30 p.m


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCILS TO TRANSFER SCOUTING UNIT CHARTERS to their local parish. More information linked below:

Deadline to submit religious awards for the 2019 Ceremony is
May 15th for Adult Awards and June 15th for Scout Awards
If you plan to submit awards for the next Ceremony
please read these Award Application Instructions:

Click on the links below to see a photo album or an article from that event.

Link to photo album: ​Bible Patch Program Photos




The Baton Rouge Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting is affiliated with the Istrouma Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts Louisiana East. The Committee is dedicated to promoting “Duty to God” at each level of Scouting. We are affiliated with the National Catholic Committee on Scouting® (NCCS), an advisory to the Boy Scouts of America, National Catholic Committee on Girl Scouts and Camp Fire (NCCGSCF), and Region 5 of the NCCS and National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM). 

Each year the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting holds several events to promote Catholic Scouting. These events include a Boy Scout Religious Encounter, Scouter Development, Religious Emblems Counselor Training, and a Youth Religious Emblem and Adult Recognition Ceremony with the Bishop. We are able to accomplish these events, because of the many dedicated leaders that donate their time and energy to providing a quality program.

Thank you for participating in the spiritual development of your scouts!  



​The National Federation of Christian Youth Ministry is allowing the following groups to earn Religious Emblems:  American Heritage Girls and Jr. Catholic Daughters of America

The National Catholic Committee on Scouting is allowing all persons, adults, scouts, youth, Catholic and non-Catholics to earn the Religious Patches such as the Saints Patches and the Rosary Patches.

National Catholic Committee on Scouting: October 11, 2017
The National Catholic Committee on Scouting was informed of the decision of the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America that beginning in January 2018 the Cub Scouting program will be open to girls.

Read the entire letter from NCCS by clicking on the link below.