Archdiocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
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Adult Recognition Brunch

The annual Adult Recognition Brunch will be held on Saturday April 5, 2014 at St. Jerome Catholic Community, 8825 Kempwood Dr, Houston, in the Fr. Raye Center.

Registration and check-in begins at 9:00 AM; brunch begins at 9:30 AM. Recipients of the Scroll of Honor, Bronze Pelican, and St. George will be recognized and the 2014-2015 Committee will be installed

Click here to submit your registration online (the registration deadline is March 30).

Congratulations to this year's honorees:

Scroll of Honor:
Joseph Angle
Gina Avila
Kristi Burkhalter
Ann Burk
Joe Dante
Lori Davis-Schubert
Timothy Fitzgibbon
Jeri Gibbs
John Groce
Jenny Harpham
Kevin Hough
Veronica Hugger
Marianne Kahlich
Simon Kipiti
William Kopf
Jerry Mulholland
Gale Okrulik
John Osborn
Charlene Otto
Andrew Pomeroy
Gary Rabalais
Duncan Riley
Michael Rodriguez
Karen Rumford
Dcn. Robert Rumford
Roger Sebesta
Michael Sisolak
Tom Spicer
Allyson Sweeney
Matthew Waters
Patrick Weisbrod
George West
Michael White
Kristin Wise
Steve Zoeller

Bronze Pelican:
Amy Anderson
Indra Arulja
Steve Barela
Jim Birdsong
Gina Cerio
Scott Dick
Kim Groce
Rebecca Hill
Kevin Land
Peter Moser
Mona Smidt
James Wallace
Robert Zetelski

St. George:
Pat Chilton
Leiziz Guillen
Charlie Harbin
Eugene Kuchta
Rev. Daniel Lahart
Malcolm Paulk
Stuart Saims
Msgr. Leo Wleckzky
Lay Apostolate Formation / Emblems Training

Lay Apostolate Formation (recommended for all Scouters and the first step toward qualifying to become a counselor for the Catholic religious emblems) will be held on the following dates (click here to pre-register):

  • October 4th, 2014 at Camp Strake (in conjunction with the annual Boy Scout Retreat).

The Lay Apostolate Formation committee is asking each Catholic chartered unit to host a Lay Apostolate Formation retreat for all adults in the unit, as well as all adults in the home parish. Contact Bruce Davis for more information.

Emblems Training (the second step toward qualifying to become a counselor for the Catholic religious emblems) will be held on the following dates (click here to pre-register):

Participants need to bring the following (available from the Scout Shop):

  • Light of Christ Workbook
  • Parvuli Dei Workbook
  • Ad Altare Dei Manual
  • Ad Altare Dei Counselor's Guide
  • Pope Pius XII Manual
  • Pope Pius XII Counselor's Guide


March 12, 2014

Black Ribbon Irene Herring’s memorial service will be at 10AM Saturday March 22nd at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1111 St. Joseph Parkway, in downtown Houston. Please enjoy her life in pictures:

Irene beanie and other charities:
Irene in choir:
Irene life:
Irene Scouting:

If this is your first time visiting this site, we would like to welcome you.

"The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few." Click here to see how you can help the Master of the harvest. Then, click here to fill out an online membership form!

St. George, Patron Saint of Scouting Many know that Lord Robert Baden-Powell made St. George the Patron Saint of the Scouting Movement, and that the St. George emblem is awarded by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting (acting through local dioceses) to adult Scouters who have made significant and outstanding contributions to the spiritual development of Catholic youths through Scouting. If you've ever wondered why Baden-Powell made St. George the Patron Saint of Scouting, find out here and/or here!

If your parish or unit is looking for a special way to recognize Scouts who have completed all four Catholic religious emblems (Light of Christ, Parvuli Dei, Ad Altare Dei, and Pope Pius XII), two options are now available! The Archdiocese of Los Angeles offers the Chi Rho patch and the Diocese of Colorado Springs offers the Pillars of Faith - Duty to God pin (for which the Diocese of Nashville offers customizable card template and certificate template documents).

The National Catholic Committee on Scouting has established the Emmett J. Doerr Memorial Distinguished Scout Scholarship to be awarded to three outstanding Catholic high school seniors who are Scouts in a BSA program and continuing their education in college. For more information, click here.

Did you know... there has been an active Catholic Scouting forum (for the discussion of programs and issues relating to the Church in Scouting and Scouting in the Church) since November 2003? Do you participate? If not, click here for more information - and to subscribe!

The National Catholic Committee on Scouting has instituted the Good Turn Service Project to recognize Catholic-chartered units for their service to the charter organization. Any Boy Scouts of America unit chartered by a Catholic organization (church, Knights of Columbus, CYO, etc.) may participate in the program.

If you have not seen it, read the USCCB publication Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry. The framework includes Scouting as Catholic Youth Ministry. Helpful when working with Youth Ministers who do not see Scouting as Youth Ministry!

Frank Parater, one of the first Eagle Scouts in Virginia (1915) may become the first Scout to be canonized. Pray for his cause! You can read more here.

Eagle Scout Certificate Certificates from the National Catholic Committee on Scouting recognizing Catholic Scouts who have attained the rank of Eagle Scout are available for $3. Contact Melvin Hart for details, or fill out an online certificate request form.

Turn around time is one week.

NCCS Quality Diocese
The Archdiocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is proud to have earned the National Quality Diocesan Committee award for 2011. We are one of the few dioceses in the nation that has earned this award every year it has been offered, beginning in 2002!

Check out the updated page of BSA units chartered to Catholic organizations in the Archdiocese. Well over 170 units are now listed!

Also check out the Pope Paul VI Unit Award page for a brief history of this award (and contact the webmaster if you have anything to add).

Finally, check out the pages of St. George Emblem recipients and Bronze Pelican Emblem recipients! Note: We would like to similarly recognize all our Scroll of Honor recipients and Bishop Morkovsky Award recipients. If you are (or know) a recipient of this award, please contact the webmaster and let him know when you received your award!

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