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 2019 Quality Dioceses Award.

The Cardinal Meyer Center is Closed and unable to process any requests for medals at this time.  We will post when the Center reopens.


Here’s the latest news from NCCS about time frames for completing the emblem programs in 2020. Download the Guide, 20.03.20 Emblems Exceptions


The Biennial Meeting Scheduled for April 23-26, 2020 has been Cancelled. The Meeting will be rescheduled for 2022.  Watch the website for more information in the 4th Quarter of 2021.

Scouting in the Local Catholic Church, Diocesan Committee Development

June 22, 2020 Summit Bechtel Reserve in Glen Jean, West Virginia

Scouting in the Catholic Church

July 19-25, 2020, Philmont Training Center, Cimarron, New Mexico

Adult Events

Religious Emblems Coordinator and Counselor Training

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, ZOOM Conference Meeting, 6:30PM-8:30PM. Host is Paul Szymczak, Email Paul ( by April 12, 2020, to receive the link for the meeting.

Other Zoom Conference Meetings are being added. Please check back soon.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 scheduled at St. Stephen Deacon and Martyr. 6:30PM-8:30PM. Zoom Meeting. Contact Paul Szymczak, Email Paul ( for the link.

Training Documents for Adults:

2020 R E counselor training

Ad Altare Dei training info

Pope Pius XII Facilitator Training information

Scout Events

Ad Altare Dei & Pope Pius XII Day of Recollection

Saturday, October 10, 2020: Techny Tower Conference & Retreat Center, 2001 Waukegan Road, Techny, IL., Contact: John Panek at

Fishers of Men-Scout Vocations  & Activities

Saturday, September 11, 2021 (rescheduled): Mundelein Seminary Grounds including Seminary Lake