Catholic Committee on Scouting
The purpose of the Catholic Committee on Scouting of the Diocese of Kalamazoo is to provide guidance, vitality and leadership in the development of the spiritual emphasis of Boy and Girl Scouting, American Heritage Girls and Camp Fire to all Catholic Scouts and Scouters of the Diocese. The Committee seeks to serve all Catholics involved in Scouting, whether in parish units or units not chartered to Catholic organizations. Annual programs include the Celebration of Faith Spring Retreat and the Bishop's Scout Mass in the spring. Training is also offered to enable Scout leaders to guide boys and girls as they earn their religious emblems.
Calendar of Events:
Please find below our offerings for 2017!
AD ALTARE DEI (AAD) WEEKEND
: Thank you to all who planned, attended, and worked at our AAD weekend! Please continue to keep all in prayer who participated as they continue the journey of faith that has been laid before them.
I LIVE MY FAITH WEEKEND
: Thank you very much to each soul that was involved with this weekend from beginning to end! The young ladies who participated were given much to consider as they encountered their faith during this offering.
CCOS CELEBRATION OF FAITH SPRING RETREAT 2017:
Thank you to all of our planners who put so much time in creating an excellent program for our youth! While we had to cancel due to low enrollment, we'll be back for 2018. Please stay tuned!
Bishop’s Scout Mass 2017
: On Sunday, April 23rd at 3 pm, Bishop Paul Bradley will be celebrating Mass for all Scouts in the Diocese and recognizing those who have earned a Religious Emblem within the past school year. The Mass will be held at St. Augustine Cathedral (542 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007) with a light reception to follow across the parking lot at St. Augustine Cathedral’s Crowley Center. Scouts are requested to bring their troop/pack flags (and a stand) to participate in the procession before Mass. If you have any questions regarding the Scout Mass, or how to submit completed applications for work done on Religious Emblems, please contact Tim McNamara at
For information regarding Girl Scout Religious Award Emblems:
For information regarding Boy Scout Religious Award Emblems:
For information regarding Adult Religious Awards:
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton/St. Anne
For any questions or inquires about more information, please contact Tim McNamara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan:
National Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts USA and Camp Fire USA:
Southern Shores FSC:
National Catholic Committee on Scouting:
NCCS Statement Regarding the BSA Policy Change
NCCS Statement Regarding the BSA Policy Change (for adults):
NCCS Statement Regarding the BSA Policy Change for Transgender Youth:
USCCB Conversations with Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA)
- Please scroll to the bottom for two documents from our Bishops:
For Bishop Bradley's letter regarding conversations with the Girl Scouts, please click here.