Availability: Our office is open Monday - Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Fees: Varied - costs for awards, pins, patches, manuals
The Catholic Committee on Scouting (CCS) of the Diocese of Cleveland is a church committee of concerned Catholic lay people and clergy who see as their mission the constructive use of the program of the Boy Scouts of America as a viable form of youth ministry with the Catholic youth of our diocese.
NEWS,UPCOMING DEADLINES and EVENTS:
Updated Processing & Order Policy for Light of Christ and Parvuli Dei Emblems – When submitting completed Light of Christ and Parvuli Dei Emblem applications (with payment) for Diocesan Scout Chaplain approval, cards and emblem orders, please allow up to two weeks processing time before expected receipt. Checks should be made payable to: Youth & Young Adult Ministry and CYO Office
Emblem Price Change for All Religious Emblems Programs Begun in 2018 – Effective January 1, 2018, the purchase price of emblems have been increased due to manufacturer & shipping cost increases. Download New Price List Here.
January 12, 2020 – Scouter Development Day of Recollection, Walsh Jesuit HS
9:30am-3:00pm with Mass at 3:00
February 2020 – Boards of Review – TBD
February 9, 2020 – Scout Sunday
April 26, 2020 – Court of Honor at St. John the Evangelist: DATE COULD BE CHANGED
June 13, 2020 – Religious Emblems Counselor Training, Great Trail Council
More information to come
June 6, 2020 – Chapel Work Day at Camp Manatoc
The St. George Trek is a biennial, high adventure backpacking retreat program for Catholic Scouts and Venturers administered by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting in cooperation with the Boy Scouts of America’s Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, NM.
Application Deadline: September 1, 2019
Emblems and Awards
|Light of Christ||Designed for 6-7 years old Cub Scouts||Parvuli Dei||Designed for 8-10 years old Cub Scouts.|
|Ad AltareDei||Designed for any registered youth in a Troop or Crew of the Catholic Faith.||Pope PiusXII||Designed for Venturing Crew Members and Boy Scouts 15 years old and older|
|Light is Life||Designed for Boy Scouts, 12 -13 years old of the Eastern-rite Catholic Churches. Scouts in the Eastern Catholic Churches work on Light is Life rather than the Ad Altare Dei emblem.|
St. George Emblem
- The St. George Emblem is the National Catholic Committee on Scouting® emblem awarded by a(n) (arch)diocese/eparchy.
- The purpose of the St. George Emblem is to recognize the recipient’s outstanding contribution to the spiritual development of Catholic youth in the program of the Boy Scouts of America.
- More Info & Nomination Form
- A Diocesan Adult Recognition Award
- Bronze Pelican nominations can be submitted anytime during the year, but if you want recognition at the Court of Honor in April, you must submit by 1 December.
- Bronze Pelican Nomination Form
National Catholic Unit Excellence Award – Pope Paul VI
About this Award
Cooperation, development, and program are the key words in the recognition of Catholic chartered units in earning the National Catholic Quality Unit Award – Pope Paul VI. The adult leadership responds to training not only in Scouting lores, but training in Catholic National Catholic Leadership Development, and religious counseling. The Scouts in each Pack, Troop, Team, and Crew/Ship respond by participating in the religious emblems program respective of their status in Scouting.
Good Shepherd Unit Award
For Scouting under Other Than Catholic Auspices
About this Award
The purpose of this program, offered by the Catholic Committee on Scouting of the Diocese of Cleveland, is to recognize the Charter Partner and to help motivate and improve the effectiveness of the individual unit and its Adult Leadership. And to provide each youth with Quality programming which encompasses the religious, vocational, educational, and ecumenical aspects of Scouting under any auspices.
For the Unit: A Certificate and a Colored Ribbon bearing Bishop Pillas’ Crest for the Units’ Standard.
Each January, eligible units should submit their certification as required. Deadline is February 1. Presentation of the recognition should be in conjunction with the Diocesan Awards ceremony.Good Shepherd Unit Award Application
Reverend John M. Pfeifer
DCCS Vice Chair
Lake Erie Council (East)
Lake Erie Council (West)
Lake Erie Council Chair
Great Trail Council (The South)
A member of the committee will respond.
Buckeye Council Chair (The Far South)
To purchase AAD or Pope Pius neckerchiefs, mother pins or…borrow the DCCS display board
YYAM Office Liaison to DCCS
Phone: 216.334.1261 x25
YYAM Administrative Assistant to DCCS
Phone: 216.334.1261 x10
DCCS Mailing Address
Youth & Young Adult Ministry and CYO Office
7911 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland OH 44102
Note: All Cub Scout applications and Unit awards are mailed to this address.