About Us

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. We serve the Bishop by advising him on matters of Catholic Scouting and support the efforts of the Diocesan Office of Youth Ministry.

The Committee organizes, promotes and administers the diocesan Catholic Scouting Religious Awards program for boys and girls as promulgated by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting and the National Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts and Camp Fire. 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 Scouts.

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 (home)

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
 Vince Rousseu  Ave Maria
 Curtis O'Connell
 Corpus Christi / All others
 Mary Ann Archuleta-Ball  Our Lady of the Visitation  303-814-8915  
 Julie Sweeney  Pax Christi  303-683-8182  
 Cheryl Mondragon
 St. Francis of Assisi - Castle Rock
 Deacon Mike McGrady  St. Gabriel  719-528-8407  
 Kendell Mann
 St. Patrick
 Carol Beckman
 St. Paul
 Deacon Dick Bowles
 St. Paul