Welcome to Catholic Scouting!

The Archdiocese of Miami Catholic Committee on Scouting invites you to join hundreds of Scouts and their counselors from Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties who deepen their faith through the religious emblems program.

Who Can Earn an Emblem?

Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Girl Scouts, Sea Scouts and Venturers who are Roman Catholics registered and active with their parish.  Scouts must work with a counselor trained bi-annually by the Archdiocese of Miami’s Catholic Committee on Scouting.

What Activities Are Involved?

Scouts follow a program that guides them through their faith journey.  They participate in a deepening of their faith through service projects, discussions, writing, art, photos and more. Activities include:

  • Retreats
  • Games
  • Crafts
  • Bible stories
  • Awards Mass

Each counselor can work with 10 scouts, so if your group is large, recruit helpers and bring them, too!  Any adult registered as a volunteer through the BSA or GSUSA and a Catholic can be a counselor.

Scouts will not be able to sign up to work with a counselor until the counselor is fully approved and trained.

To be approved as a counselor, you must be:

  • Paid for current year
  • Virtus trained and current on the monthly bulletins
  • Current on fingerprints verified by your Parish Virtus Coordinator
  • Trained to be a Catholic scouting counselor
  • Register at https://forms.gle/QgTwgChXSHSVTWqs9

Scouts and Parents:  Please review the Fees and Requirements and gather the required information to complete the form.  Registration fees can be paid by credit card or with a PayPal account. After registering here, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to complete payment.

Adult Recognition:  These awards are through nominations. Nominations for consideration by the Committee are due February 1 to recognize outstanding adult participants in our Catholic Scouting Program.  Download the Adult Recognition Criteria and Nomination Form.

Counselor Training and Dates:                                                                                                      A BSA or Girl Scouts of America registered adult Scout may attend any of the following training dates regardless of whether they will be working with boys or girls in the Catholic Scouting program. Because adults working with children must pass all the requirements listed above each year before working with Scouts, it is encouraged that you bring as much information for the counselor training. This will allow a more efficient approval process with the Archdiocese and give you more time to work with your Scouts. If you attended a counselor training in the Fall of 2021, you are not required to attend training, but you are welcome.     

Training Dates for 2022          
                                                                                                   
     
September 17    10 a.m. until 12 noon   St. David’s Catholic Church

October 24        7:30 PM   Tatham Scouting Center

Retreat and Day of Recollection at St. Michael the Archangel, Miami, FL
Retreat:  March 3-5, 2023                                                                                                                                  Day of Recollection:  March 4th                               

Ten Commandments Hike hosted by the SFC Sawgrass District                                      J October 15th, 2022
Register at sfcbsa.org

Religious Emblems Presentation Mass                                                                                       Date TBD  April 2023

 

More photos at http://catholicscoutsonline.com/photos/