About Us

The Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Committee on Scouting serves youth and adults in the over 200 Scouting units in parishes in Cook and Lake Counties in Illinois. The Cub Scout program serves boys and girls in first through fifth grade. The Scouts BSA program serves boys and girls in grades six through the twelfth. The Venture program is targeted at high school and college age young men and women 14-20.

The Archdiocese of Chicago, Catholic Committee on Scouting Chairperson, Deborah Sitz, and Scout Chaplain Fr. Mark Augustine were appointed by Cardinal Blase Joseph Cupich, and is administratively part of the Office for Lifelong Formation.

The Archdiocese of Chicago, Catholic Committee is dedicated to promoting “Duty to God” at each level of Scouting. We are affiliated with the National Catholic Committee on Scouting, (NCCS), an advisory Organization to the Boy Scouts of America. We are part of Region 7 which includes Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin of the NCCS.   The National Catholic Committee on Scouting (NCCS) operates under the auspices of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops and NCCS has a long tradition of cooperation with the Boy Scouts of America dating to 1937.

Each year our committee holds events to promote Catholic Scouting. These events include a National Catholic Leadership Development Training Course, Religious Emblems Counselor training sessions, a Religious Emblem Recognition Ceremony at Holy Name Cathedral, a spring and fall Retreat Day and a “Fisher of Men” event at Mundelein Seminary.