Welcome to the Diocese of Charleston
Catholic Commitee on Scouting's Website!
Catholic Camporee 2016
Entrance Procession at the Bishop's Mass at the 12th Annual Catholic Camporee. Camp Barstow, SC.
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.
St. George Trek
July 8-23, 2020
Philmont Scout Ranch, NM
POSTPONED UNTIL 2021
October 23-25, 2020
watch for details on Virtual Activities, Mass, Rosary, etc.
11th Annual Scout Convocation
February 7, 2021
St. Joseph, Columbia
Annual Religious Emblems Retreat
January 8-9, 2021
February 15, 2017
Statement from Bishop Guglielmone on recent BSA Announcement
February 1, 2017
Statement from NCCS George Sparks and
Fr. Smith on recent BSA announcement
July 27, 2015
New BSA Resolution affirms right of Chartered Organization to select adult leaders based on its religious principles.
May & June, 2015
Bishop signs Memorandum of Understanding with Girl Scouts.
Articles from The Catholic Miscellany
Trek inspires Scouts to ponder their call (July 19, 2018)
Record number of Scouts recognized as Pillars of Faith (February 22, 2018)
Scouting Camporee is a time to learn leadership through fun (October 10, 2017)
Scouts learn about their history on Trail of Churches (April 10, 2017)
Scouts Grow Closer To God While Earning Emblems (February 13, 2017)
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 13 February 2020