Catholic Scouting is Faith, Family and Adventure

Catholic Scouting is a life-changing activity that offers the adventure, character building, and values-based lessons of Scouting—all grounded in the Catholic faith.

Catholic Scouting is an official program of the Catholic Church in the United States, with religious programming approved by the Church.

Catholic Scouting is a partner with the Boy Scouts of America, so boys and girls in Catholic Scouting have access to all the great activities, quality programs and time-tested resources that have helped millions of American Scouts grow up to be responsible adults.

Parents and guardians are invited to learn more about Catholic Scouting, including information about active units in their area—or to consider starting a Scouting unit at their parish.

Young people are invited to check out all the cool things to do in Catholic Scouting, including camping trips, adventurous activities like rock climbing and white water rafting, service projects to help your community—and more!

Catholic pastors, youth ministers and other parish and Catholic school leaders are invited to find out how Catholic Scouting complements your existing youth ministry programs—and how Catholic Scouting can take youth engagement in your faith formation activities to a new level.

Our Goal

Because Catholic Scouting exists to provide a Catholic foundation to Scouting programs that prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by helping them grow in the Catholic faith and instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law, our Goal is to provide an opportunity for all Catholic children and young people to engage in Scouting programs that are integrated into the faith formation and youth ministry programs of parishes across the United States.

Scout Oath

On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scout Law

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

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