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Welcome to the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay Catholic Committee on Scouting website.

Catholic-Boy-Scouting-logoCatholicGirlScoutLogoWe 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, September 26th, 2020 at 4 p.m.
National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help

In recognition of Scouts who have earned a Scout Religious Emblem in 2019-2020: 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)

All Scouts/Leaders are invited to attend this Mass, but please ask everyone to RSVP! RSVP Instructions

* Scouts who have earned their religious emblems have been invited to attend in person, and the Mass will be livestreamed at: https://championshrine.org/live-streaming-mass/.  
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Scout Sunday (BSA)

The BSA’s Calendar of Religious Dates lists Feb. 9, 2020, 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 2020 Scout Sunday patch design which may be ordered through the Scout Shop website/storefront.

Scout Shop Website 

Cancelled/Postponed - Catholic Youth Scout Retreat  - Postponed/Cancelled

* Should this event be rescheduled, new details will be listed here. 

ScoutingFor 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, March 21, 2020. 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.)  

 Visit Bay-Lakes Council website for more information/registration.


Quality Diocese Recognition 2018

Quality Scouting Award 2018The Green Bay Catholic Committee on Scouting is proud to announce that we have earned the 2018 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

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New Our Lady of Good Help Activity Patch for Youth and Adults

Our Lady Good Help Activity PatchThe Catholic Committee on Scouting for the Diocese of Green Bay has established the Our Lady of Good Help Activity Patch. The patch is open to any youth or adult, even those who are not in Scouting. 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 2,000 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. The National Catholic Committee on Scouting (www.nccs-bsa.org) has adopted this patch as one of its Marian series, and the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (www.nfcym.org) also offer Marian activity patches. Cost of the patch is $4.00.

Download Flyer   Download Information/Requirements/Activities


Scouting Resources

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.



Chris Brandt
Catholic Committee Chair
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Rev. Daniel Schuster
Diocesan Scout Chaplain
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Adult Recognition Selection Guidelines

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Scout Religious Emblems | Scout Religious Emblem Pricing | Revised January 2016

Brochure outlining the various Catholic religious emblem opportunities for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Includes emblem descriptions, prices, and ordering information.

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Scout Religious Emblems | Boy/Cub Scout Catholic Religious Emblems Chart

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