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Catholic Scouting

Catholic Scouting

A Scout is reverent: 
He is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion.

The Greater St. Louis Area Council serves the youths of four dioceses. Each diocese administers and supports its own Scouting committees.

2018-2019 Catholic Scouting Events

Archdiocese of St. Louis

Includes the Missouri counties of Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Perry, St. Charles, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, St. Louis, Warren and Washington, and the city of St. Louis.

For the best up to date news on the Catholic Committee on Scouting programs, visit the Catholic Youth Apostolate website at


Religious Awards Sunday
February 3, 2:30 p.m.
Cathedral Basilica

Awardees need to arrive no later than 2 p.m. at Boland Hall (westside of Cathedral) for check in. Parents and guests may sit in general seating area. Bishop Rivituso will be presiding.

Catholic Cub Day
Saturday, April 6 | 9 am.-3 p.m.
Cardinal Rigali Center
Register at

Catholic Adventure Week
June 23-29
Famous Eagle, S bar F Scout Ranch

Diocese of Belleville

Includes the Illinois counties of Alexander, Clay, Franklin, Hamilton, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Marion, Perry, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Washington, Wayne and Williamson.

Excellent programs and workshops for the Parvuli Dei, Ad Altare Dei, and Pope Pius XII awards. Visit for news and events.

Fall 2019: Catholic Religious Award Sessions: Flyer 2019 

Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau

Includes the Missouri counties of Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, Iron, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Stoddard and Wayne.

Diocese of Jefferson City

Includes the Missouri county of Crawford.

Diocese of Springfield, IL

Group Ad Altare Dei Program
Sundays, 7-8 p.m.
Holy Family Church in Granite City
Click here for dates and details

Cub Scout Religious Emblems
Light of Christ Catholic Tigers and Wolves
Parvuli Dei Catholic Bears and Webelos
Boy Scout and Venturing Religious Emblems
Ad Altare Dei -Roman Catholic Boy Scout
-Completed sixth grade
-Active at least six months in troop
Light is Life -Eastern Catholic Boy Scout
-Completed sixth grade
-Active at least six months in troop
-Younger than 18 years
Pope Pius XII -Catholic Boy Scouts and Venturers
-Started the ninth grade
-Younger than 21 years