Welcome to the Chicago Catholic Committee on Scouting website.

Ministering to Catholic Youth in the Chicago Archdiocese Through the Scouting Program

The Chicago Catholic Committee is a proud recipient of the 2023 Quality Dioceses Award.

Scout Events

Fishers of Men

Saturday, September 28, 2024   9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Fishers of Men 2024 Flyer – Final 01 23 2024

University of St. Mary of the Lake/ Mundelein Seminary

1000 East Maple Avenue, Mundelein, IL. 60060

Fishing on the lake and other activities

Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius XII Day of Recollection

October 19, 2024 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Our Lady of Ransom

8300 Greenwood, Niles, IL. 60714

 October 26, 2024 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Slovenian Catholic Mission/ St. Mary’s Seminary, 14252 Main Street, Lemont, IL. 60439

2024 Board of Reviews Week of December 8th

Monday December 9, 2024

 Mary of Vernon 7:00-9:00 pm; 236 U.S. Highway 45 Indian Creek, IL; Contact: Tony Steenkolk;

Wednesday December 11, 2024

Our Lady of Perpetual Help 7:00-9:00 pm; 1775 Grove Street, Glenview, 60025; Contact: Dan Peterson   847/890-1982;

Thursday December 12, 2024 (Tentative Date)

Stephen Deacon & Martyr Church 6:30-8:30 pm; rooms 106 & 115; 17500 84th Ave, Tinley Park, Il. 60487; Contact: Deb Sitz   708/363-6547;

Friday December 13, 2024

St. Symphorosa Sharp Center 6:30-8:30 pm, 5940 W. 62nd St., Chicago IL, Contact: Sharon Cisneros;

Cathedral Ceremony January 26, 2025

Adult Events

Religious Emblems Counselor and Facilitator Training – New Dates as of July 9, 2024

 Monday September 30, 2024   7:00-8:30 p.m. Zoom Meeting

Monday October 14, 2024   7:00-8:30 p.m. Zoom Meeting

Tuesday March 11, 2025   7:00-8:30 p.m.  Zoom Meeting

 Tuesday April 29, 2025   7:00-8:30 p.m.  Zoom Meeting

Training for new counselors and those who have not counseled or recertified in the past three years.

For more information and to register, please contact Nancy Kleiber at

Scouting in the Catholic Church

July 14-20, 2024

Philmont Training Center, Cimarron, New Mexico

This course is an opportunity for participants to strengthen their faith and to see more clearly the connection and interaction between the Catholic faith and the programs of Scouting America.  Designed for any adult interested in using Scouting to help support Catholic youth ministry in a Catholic chartered unit or other unit, this conference is especially appropriate for Scout chaplains, clergy, diocesan or parish youth ministers, and council, diocesan, regional and national Catholic committee leadership and members.

The goals of the conference are to help participants understand how Scouting is Catholic youth ministry, gain knowledge about Catholic Scouting resources, and use the information in the course to promote Catholic Scouting in their home dioceses and councils.  All this happens in a context of learning, fellowship and fun!

The conference includes four daily components:

  1. Deeping one’s faith in Christ through scripture, reflection, and sharing as set forth in the NCCS National Catholic Leadership Development training program;
  2. Understanding youth ministry through the USCCB’s Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry and applying this to a Scouting context;
  3. Reviewing relevant sections of the Catechism of the Catholic Church; and
  4. Discussing how best to deliver the mission and programs of the NCCS.

During the course, participant will meet and interact with the current bishop liaison to the NCCS and Scouts just completing the St. George Trek.  (Find additional information on the National Catholic Committee on Scouting’s website.)

July 14 – 20, $415 plus housing

Cardinal Meyer Center!

Although staff continues to work part time from home, incoming mail is being processed at least twice a week. So, if you have completed and signed paperwork with your payments for Light of Christ or Parvuli Dei you can mail them in. Please send an email to on the day you put your paperwork in the regular mail.

The address is Cardinal Meyer Center

3525 S. Lake Park Avenue

Chicago, IL. 60653