Catholic Scouting is…

Catholic Scouting is Faith

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Catholic Scouting offers all the adventure, character building, and values-based lessons of Scouting—all grounded in the Catholic faith. Scouts learn about their faith through Church-approved programs to earn Religious Emblems and Activities. Scouts learn about giving back through service projects that help others in their parish, their town and their larger community.

Catholic Scouting is an official program of the Catholic Church in the United States, with religious programming fully endorsed and supported by the Catholic Church. For more than 80 years Catholic Scouting has been an official program of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Boy Scouts of America. No other scouting organization can say that. That’s why Catholic Scouting units are active in thousands of parishes throughout the country.

Find out more about how Catholic Scouting programming aligns with Catholic youth ministry and how your child can learn more about the faith by participating.

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Catholic Scouting is Family


Catholic Scouting recognizes how busy families are - and how valuable their time together is. Catholic Scouting is a great opportunity for the entire family—parents, boys and girls—to learn, grow in their faith and have fun together.

The partnership between the Catholic Church and Scouting encourages boys and girls to fully participate in the time-tested, quality, programs offered by the Boy Scouts of America in parallel with religious programming approved by the Church. Millions of Americans have grown up to be devoted Catholics and responsible citizens after participating in Catholic Scouting when they were young.

Want to learn about meeting schedules, typical activities and more? Find a Catholic Scouting unit near you by going to Just enter your zip code and look for a unit based at a Catholic parish or school near you.

Did you know that there are some combined activities for younger scouts but older scouts engage in separate activities and adventures—like camping, exciting day trips and engaging service projects. Have more questions about what activities for boys and girls look like? Check out our FAQ.

Catholic Scouting is Adventure

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Cool adventures and exciting activities are a core part of Catholic Scouting. Young people have a chance to get to know themselves—and their friends and family—better through outdoor experiences and engaging projects.

Outdoor experiences can include everything from camping trips to white water rafting to rock climbing. Engaging projects can include everything from racing pinewood derby cars to designing and building a playground at a parish—and everything in between.

Find out more about all the adventure Catholic Scouting has to offer by talking with a leader at a Catholic Scouting unit near you. Just go to, enter your zip code and look for a unit based at a Catholic parish or school near you.

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