Our Mission

The Committee is dedicated to promoting "Duty to God" at each level of Scouting. We are affiliated with the National Catholic Committee on Scouting (NCCS) – a religious advisory group to the Boy Scouts of America, and the National Catholic Committee on Girl Scouts USA and Camp Fire USA (NCCGSCF) - which is associated with the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM), and guided by the Diocese of Colorado Springs Office of Youth Ministry.

Who We Are

The Catholic Committee on Scouting is a volunteer organization of concerned lay people and religious of the Catholic Diocese of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Membership is open to all who desire to serve the youth of the Diocese involved with Scouting. We serve the Bishop by advising him on matters of Catholic Scouting and support the efforts of the Diocesan Office of Youth Ministry. You are welcome to join us!

The Committee organizes, promotes and administers the diocesan Catholic Scouting Religious Emblems program for boys and girls as promulgated by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting (boys) and the National Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts and Camp Fire (girls). The Committee also supports the adult religious awards program for those adults in service to the Catholic Youth in Scouting. And finally we train and certify religious awards counselors for the awards for older boys and girls.

Thanks for visiting this site. If there is anything that we can do to assist you, your unit, your parish, or even your diocese with Scout Religious Awards please feel free to reach out to us.

                    Curtis O'Connell
                    Chairman, Catholic Committee on Scouting, Diocese of Colorado Springs
                    719-590-1104


The following is a list of parish contacts that can be reached to turn in completed workbooks for review and approval:

 Committee Contact    
 Parish  Phone Number  Email
 Jim Rooney  Ave Maria
 720-842-1627
 Vince Rousseu  Ave Maria
 303-840-7855
VJRousseu@aol.com
 Bob White
 Ave Maria  303-335-7230
 Curtis O'Connell
 Corpus Christi / All others
 719-590-1104
 Don Zaleski  Corpus Christi  719-761-4757 Don.Zaleski@eholisticsolutions.com
Benjamin Valdez  Denver Archdiocese (Liaison)  303-284-8404
MBValdez@comcast.net
 Jerry Sundee  Divine Redeemer  719-574-0005
 Pat Claman  Our Lady of the Pines  719-360-0442
 Mary Ann Archuleta-Ball  Our Lady of the Visitation  303-814-8915 please copy email by hand...
 Matt Maranto  Pax Christi  720-980-9675
 Julie Sweeney  Pax Christi  303-683-8182
 James Di Nola  Pikes Peak Council, BSA (Liaison)  719-219-2907
James.DiNola@scouting.org
 Cheryl Mondragon
 St. Francis of Assisi - Castle Rock
 720-413-9771
Cheryl.Mondragon@yahoo.com
 Deacon Mike McGrady  St. Gabriel  719-528-8407 MMcGrady@saintgabriel.net
 John Wheeler, Sr.
 St. Mark
 303-919-5813
 Richard Volpe
 St. Mark
 303-913-0175
 John & Linda Bode II  St. Michael the Archangel  719-487-8367
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 Kendell Mann
 St. Patrick
 719-282-3746
KendellMann@me.com
 Carol Beckman
 St. Paul
 719-527-1384
 Deacon Dick Bowles
 St. Paul
 719-576-0333
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