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Want to find out more about how Catholic Scouting complements what is taught in your Catholic school and parish faith formation classes?
Catholic Scouting is a great opportunity for your parish and Catholic school families
Engaging young people in the faith is more challenging than ever. Families are busy with sports and other activities. Kids are tempted to spend a lot of time online. But that may be changing. Many families are being drawn to what really matters. Our Catholic faith. Time together as families. Connection, belonging and growing together through faith-filled, action-packed and values-based activities—that are also a lot of fun. Catholic Scouting offers all of this. It is a whole-family activity for boys and girls and it connects parents and kids in ways other activities do not. It can be a valuable complement to what you are teaching in your Catholic school and parish faith formation classes.
Catholic Scouting is Faith, Family and Adventure!
- FAITH – Catholic Scouting is a great way to engage children and young families at your parish—and form connections that grow as children and families grow. Catholic Scouting also appeals to older children and teens who may not initially be interested in youth ministry.
- FAMILY – Catholic Scouting is about young people belonging and growing together: maturing in faith, fostering citizenship, developing character, and building leadership skills in service of their parish, their larger community, their country and the Church.
- ADVENTURE – Catholic Scouting is active: engaging young people’s desire to get out and explore, to prove their self-reliance in the outdoors and by tackling demanding projects in the context of faith-filled leadership.
Catholic Scouting complements your Catholic school and parish faith formation efforts
Take a look at this quick overview of Catholic Scouting Religious Emblems and Activities. There are five Religious Emblem programs and more than 50 Religious Activities available for Scouts at all levels to earn. We invite you to visit the NCCS website for more in-depth information about Religious Emblems and Religious Activities.
Catholic Scouting is youth ministry – and a great way to keep older children and teens engaged in the faith
The National Committee on Catholic Scouting (NCCS) has developed this at-a-glance guide to show how Catholic Scouting aligns with your youth ministry goals and can be integrated into parish programming. You can dig deeper with comprehensive resources made available through NCCS.
Start a Catholic Scouting unit in your parish
This step-by-step guide outlines how to start a Cub Scout Pack or Scout Troop in your parish. Catholic Scouting leverages all of the time-tested resources of the Boy Scouts of America and pairs them with solid religious programming. You don’t need to start from scratch. You can implement a faith-based program with rich and engaging activities by following in the footsteps of leaders in thousands of parishes across the country.