Catholic Scouting

Scouting builds character and fosters devotion to God in a wholesome and fun environment, under the guidance of strong adult role models. Scouting is an excellent way to help Catholic youth to do their duty to God and country, and become actively involved in the life of their parish.

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Our View on Scouting

Great trust is bestowed on any institution that the Catholic Church supports in forming our children. The baptismal vows we take as parents, renewed by each of us every Easter, reminds us of our duty to form our children well, in a way that grounds them in the faith.

ScoutsBSA is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations, providing programs that build character, training youth in the responsibilities of citizenship participation, and also developing personal fitness. 

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American Heritage Girls is a Christ-centered character and leadership development program for girls 5 to 18 years of age. AHG is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country. AHG’s 6 program emphases are Christ-centered and create a well-rounded experience for the girls: Faith, Leadership, Social/Emotional, Outdoors, Citizenship and Life Skills. 

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What other scouting group options are available?

We support and encourage you to seek out information to help you make the best choice for you and your family.  Below are additional groups you may want to consider before making your decision.

Challenge (Catholic girls group)

Conquest (Catholic boys group)

Federation of North American Explorers (Catholic boys and girls group)

Little Flowers (Catholic mother/daughter group)

Trail Life USA (Christian boys group)

Troops of St. George (Catholic boys group)

I’m interested in establishing a group in my parish—what do I do?

Please meet with your pastor if you would like to establish one of these faith-based groups in your parish.