Catholic Committee on Scouting - Diocese of Colorado Springs 


Annual Scout Recognition Mass Cancelled

The Annual Scout Recognition Mass scheduled for March 15, 2020 is cancelled. When it is possible, the certificates will be given to the parish representatives to give to the recipients.


Annual Scout Religious Retreat - Saturday, October 3, 2020 (8 AM Registration, 9 AM - 3 PM)

Bishop Sheridan's Coat of Arms
Each year the Catholic Committee on Scouting holds a multi-denominational Religious Awards Retreat to assist youth in Scouting to begin work on the religious award of their faith. 

This year's retreat will be at Corpus Christi Catholic School, Colorado Springs.

Retreat fee includes lunch and Retreat materials other than books. Program workbooks are extra, but can be purchased at Scout shops or with the retreat registration. Adults staying with a Scout in a youth session pay only $5 (to cover lunch).

Retreat fee:
  • Preregistration $10 if payment and completed form (both sides) are received by 7 PM the Wednesday before the retreat.
  • $15 for walk-in registrations and those received after 7 PM on the Wednesday before the retreat, even if mailed before then.

Application Fee

There is a $5 application fee for each Religious Award. The fee should accompany the completed book or application for an award. If a Scout earns several alternate awards (ex, patches), one application fee covers all the applications for one person turned in together.


Requirements for older Scouts working on Religious Awards

Requirements for older Scouts working on Religious Awards

Youth working on Marian Medal, Spirit Alive, Ad Altare Dei, or Pope Pius XII are required to work with an approved counselor, attend a retreat sponsored by the Catholic Committee on Scouting, and successfully complete a Board of Review with the Catholic Committee on Scouting. Religious awards counselors must be registered with and approved by the Catholic Committee on Scouting for the Colorado Springs Diocese prior to authorization of any work on these awards. Contact the Committee Chair to find a counselor.


Religious Awards Workbooks

We have workbooks for Scout Religious Awards available to buy any time. Contact us if you need a book.
Books are also available for the NCCS emblems at BSA Scout Shops and for the NFCYM awards on their web site.


Annual Scout Recognition Mass - CANCELLED - March 15, 2020 at 2:30 PM at St. Mary’s Cathedral

Bishop Sheridan's Coat of Arms
At the Recognition Mass, the Bishop of the Diocese of Colorado Springs recognizes Scouts who have earned Catholic Religious Awards during the past year. Worthy adults are also recognized for their years of service to Catholic Scouts. Please arrive 15-20 minutes early to check in. (map) 

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Calendar of Upcoming Activities

(Use to link to this calendar from MS Outlook or Lotus Notes.)

From a Scout Recognition Mass