Welcome to Catholic Scouting

the Diocese of Charleston!

2017 Convocation
2017 Convocation

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Catholic Camporee 2016
Catholic Camporee 2016

Entrance Procession at the Bishop's Mass at the 12th Annual Catholic Camporee. Camp Barstow, SC.

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The Hiking Nuns and friends.  2013
The Hiking Nuns and friends. 2013

The hiking nuns with +PADRE and immediate past National Chairman John Halloran and past National Chaplain Father Stephen Salvador — with Padre and Teresa Gunter. Philmont, NM 2013.

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2017 Convocation
2017 Convocation

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Important Dates

October 1-3, 2021
16th Annual Catholic Scout Camporee

Camp Barstow

Registration CLOSED

Leader's Guide

Older Scouts: Activity Map

Younger Scouts: Activity Map

Night Prayer Fri, 10/1

Order of Worship: Sat, 10/2

Morning Prayer: Sun, 10/3

Fall, 2021
Apply for 2022
St. George Trek

once available, info will be here

January 7-8, 2022
Annual Religious Emblems Retreat

Camp Barstow

February 6, 2022
12th Annual Scout Convocation

St. Joseph, Columbia

July, 2022
St. George Trek

Philmont, NM


Latest Issue of the NCCS Newsletter: The Bridge (Spring 2021)

National Catholic Commitee on Scouting (NCCS) announces
new Electronic Version of the Ad Altare Dei Youth manual (e-ADD).   
Learn about it on the NCCS home page (here!)

Interested in becoming a Counselor for Catholic Religious Emblems?
During the Covid-19 pandemic, we are offering "virtual" training.
Please email Paul Herr, Religious Emblems Counselor Coordinator for information.

Press Room

February 11, 2021
Rev. Matthew Gray Named Vocations Director of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA

Read news article here.

February 15, 2017
Statement from Bishop Guglielmone on recent BSA Announcement

Read statement here.

February 1, 2017
Statement from NCCS George Sparks and
Fr. Smith on recent BSA announcement

Read statement here.

July 27, 2015
New BSA Resolution affirms right of Chartered Organization to select adult leaders based on its religious principles.

Read NCCS response here.

Mission and Purpose


The Mission of the Diocese of Charleston Catholic Committee on Scouting (DoCCCS) is to give guidance, vitality and leadership in the spiritual phase of Scouting to all Catholic Scouts and Scouters of the Diocese of Charleston. The purpose of the DoCCCS is to promote the constructive use of the program of the Boy Scouts of America, the Girl Scouts USA, and the American Heritage Girls as a viable form of youth ministry for the Catholic youth of our diocese among its clergy, youth ministers, and directors of religious education.


The committee advises Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and American Heritage Girls, and seeks to sustain and strengthen the relationship between the local BSA councils, the local GS council, and the local AHG organization with the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Charleston.


The DoCCCS will monitor and provide qualified counselors to administer the Catholic Religious Emblems Program. The Committee will ensure the nomination of Catholic Adult Religious Awards annually within the diocese. The DoCCCS will also actively promote the Religious Emblems Program to all Scouts and Scouters of other faith traditions within the diocese.

Volunteer and Contribute


The DoCCCS needs you to participate in our programs to help make them successful. Come join our committee. We need a minimum of one scout leader from each Boy Scout, Girl Scout or American Heritage Girls unit on our committee so we can communicate effectively. We welcome everyone. If you cannot make the meetings but you still want to be on the committee to help out on activities or counsel scouts through the various religious programs then send us an email. We will be glad to add you to our email distribution list and use your help from time to time.


If you would like to be a part of this youth ministry we could use your help on the committee of your choice. You do not have to have any Scouting background to serve on the committee, just a desire to help our youth grow in their faith. Find out more information on our committee as well as instructions for contributing to this Scouting ministry.



this page updated 20 August 2021