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:
- 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 2022, you are not required to attend training, but you are welcome.
Training Dates for 2023
August 26 from 10 – 11:30 AM at St. Timothy Catholic Church
September 16 from 10 – 11:30 AM at St. David Catholic Church
September 30 from 10 – 11:30 AM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
October 21 from 10 – 11:30 AM at St. Mary Cathedral Catholic School
Retreat and Day of Recollection at St. Michael the Archangel, Miami, FL
Retreat: March 1-3, 2024 Day of Recollection: March 2nd
Religious Emblems Presentation Mass April 2024 (final date TBA)
More photos at http://catholicscoutsonline.com/photos/