Welcome to the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay Catholic Committee on Scouting
We serve the Catholic Scouting community -- and those of all faiths -- in Northeastern Wisconsin. We do this by providing information, support, and training to help Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of all ages earn their Scouting Religious Emblems.
Scouting is an effective way to help Catholic youths do their duty to God and to their country. Scouting builds character and teaches devotion to God in an environment that provides wholesome fun under the guidance of strong adult role models. Scouting programs provide a wonderful channel to involve youth in the life of Catholic parishes.
What Scouting Does
Scouting helps young people:
- grow into personal maturity and social responsibility
- learn to assume their role in life with a high degree of commitment
- care for those who are less fortunate
- develop a strong desire to build a culture of goodwill, respect for the environment, and acceptance of duties.
*Scouting Recognition Mass
Saturday, October 1st, 2022 at 4 p.m.
St. Francis Xavier Cathedral - Green Bay
In recognition of Scouts who have earned a Scout Religious Emblem in 2021-2022: You, your family and fellow scouts are invited to attend a Recognition Mass withThe Most Reverend David L. Ricken, DD, JCLA.(Certificate Ceremony and light refreshments immediately following Mass)
Scout Sunday (BSA)
The BSA’s Calendar of Religious Dates lists the first Sunday in February (unless it is Feb. 1st), as “Scout Sunday”, but according to the BSA’s blog for adult leaders, that’s just a guideline. The BSA says a local church may celebrate “on the Sunday most acceptable to the pastor and congregation.
The Diocese of Green Bay is using the national Scout Sunday patch design which may be ordered through the Scout Shop website/storefront.
Catholic Youth Scout Retreat - April 15, 2023
* Should this event be rescheduled, new details will be listed here.
For Boy & Girl Scouts, Grades 5-12
Boy and Girl Scouts in grades 5 to 12 are invited by the Green Bay Catholic Committee on Scouting and the Milwaukee Archdiocese Catholic Committee to join them on Saturday, April 15, 2023. at Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, Wis. This is a one-day retreat for Catholic youth (adult leaders and parents are encouraged to attend with their children.)
Quality Diocese Recognition 2021
The Green Bay Catholic Committee on Scouting is proud to announce that we have earned the 2021 Quality Diocese recognition from the National Catholic Committee on Scouting. This award recognizes dioceses that promote and achieve a quality Catholic Scouting program by truly delivering exceptional programs to youth members at all levels of Boy Scouts of America programs. The award recognizes the Diocese's support of Scouting and Scout Religious Emblems. The Diocese of Green Bay has earned this recognition annually since 2003.
The Green Bay Catholic Committee on Scouting:
- runs multiple adult training opportunities throughout the year
- provides an annual retreat for religious emblems
- sponsors an annual Bishop's Mass for Scouting to recognize all Scouts who have earned their Religious Emblems this year
Letter from Bishop Ricken | Catholics and Scout Membership
Our Lady of Good Help Activity Patch for Youth and Adults
In 2017, the Catholic Committee on Scouting for the Diocese of Green Bay established the Our Lady of Good Help Activity Patch. Since then, the patch has been adopted by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting as part of its Marian series of activity patches. The requirements and activities for the patch focus on Mary’s apparition in Wisconsin, including how and why the Church has honored Mary for more than 2000 years.
Requirements to earn the patch are grade-specific. Any knowledgeable parent, Scout leader, group leader, priest, religious or catechist who meets the standard Scouting and Diocesan safe environment requirements may oversee this activity.
This is not a religious emblem and Scouts will not receive a religious knot for earning this activity patch. Requirements for earning the patch as well as ordering information can be found at: https://www.nccs-bsa.org/index.php/religious-activities/marian-series.
National Catholic Committee on Scouting website provides resources and support for all aspects of Catholic Scouting. There is something for everyone:
- from parents to pastors
- from Tigers to Eagles
- from den leaders to scoutmasters
Site content is updated regularly.
Catholic Committee Chair
Adult Recognition Selection Guidelines
Scout Religious Emblems | Scout Religious Emblem Pricing | Revised May 2022
Brochure outlining the various Catholic religious emblem opportunities for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Includes emblem descriptions, prices, and ordering information.