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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 2022 Quality Dioceses Award.


Catholic Scouts, Scouters and family members have the opportunity to participate in a limited time program and earn patches! In conjunction with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops the National Catholic Committee on Scouting is offering the Eucharistic Revival Activity Program.

“The National Eucharistic Revival is a movement to restore understanding and devotion to this great mystery here in the United States by helping us renew our worship of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.” – From the National Eucharistic Revival website

The National Eucharistic Revival pilgrimage is traveling through the Archdiocese of Chicago June 26-30, 2024. Click here for more information. Expand the “Also of interest…” section for a complete schedule of events.

Additional Opportunities

  1. If you attend the bilingual Mass, adoration and/or eucharistic procession at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines on June 27, work the Our Lady of Guadalupe patch from the Marian Series.
  2. If you attend the Vicariate I Mass with eucharistic adoration and processions on June 29 at the National Shrine of St. Maximillian Kolbe at Marytown in Libertyville, work on the Saint Maximilian Kolbe patch from the Modern Saint Series.

To learn about Religious Emblems and additional Religious Activity programs.

 


Adult Events

Religious Emblems Counselor and Facilitator Training -New Dates as of February 3, 2024

 Tuesday March 5, 2024    6:30-8:30p.m.

 Tuesday April 9, 2024       6:30-8:30p.m

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

Nankleiber76@gmail.com


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 the Boy Scouts of 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


Scout Events

Fishers of Men

Saturday, September 28, 2024   9 a.m. – 3 p.pm. 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 9a.m.-3p.m.

Our Lady of Ransom

8300 Greenwood, Niles, IL. 60714

 October 26,2024  9 a.m. – 3 p.pm.

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


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 catholicmedals@archchicago.org 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