Catholic Committee on Scouting - Diocese of Colorado Springs 

Annual Scout Religious Retreat - Saturday, October 3, 2020 (8am Registration, 9am- 3pm)

Bishop Sheridan's Coat of Arms
Each year the Catholic Committee on Scouting holds a multi-denominational Religious Emblems Retreat to assist Boy and Girl Scouts, Trail Life and American Heritage Girls begin work on various religious emblems and awards of their family's faith. 

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

Retreat fee applies to each Scout and 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.

Award Application Due Date 

We would like to receive completed workbooks and application fees for Scouting Religious Awards on or before Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Our hard deadline for presentation at Scout Sunday is Friday, January 17, 2020.

Religious Awards for older Scouts require an approved counselor 

Locate a Religious Emblems Counselor

Youth working on the Marian Medal, Spirit Alive, Ad Altare Dei, or Pope Pius XII awards are required to attend a retreat sponsored by the Catholic Committee on Scouting. Religious counselors are required for work on any of these four awards, and must be registered with the Catholic Committee prior to authorization of any work on these awards. For help finding an approved counselor, contact the Committee Chair (see About Us for contact information)

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 - March 15, 2020 at St. Mary’s Cathedral

Bishop Sheridan's Coat of Arms
Each year the Bishop of the Diocese of Colorado Springs holds a Mass to recognize and present to Scouts their recognition for successful completion of Catholic Scouting youth Religious Awards. Worthy Scout leaders are also recognized at this program for their years of service to Catholic Scouting. (Arrive 15-20 minutes early to sign-in.) The Mass is at St. Mary's Cathedral in Colorado Springs (see map). 

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