Catholic Scouts in the Oakland Diocese
Young Scouts Together for Faith and Fun at Annual
"Gathering of the 12 Tribes!"
Young Scouts – Cubs, Brownies, Junior Girl Scouts and Webelos will be able to meet for a day of faith and fun at the annual "Gathering of the 12 Tribes" day-long retreat day. The 2015 Gathering will be on Saturday, March 14 at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, Concord . The event is hosted annually by St. Bonaventure Scouts, Troop and Crew 444. Mark your Calendar!
Scouts at the Cathedral for
2015 "Celebration of Scouting!"
Scouts from around the Oakland Diocese gathered at the Cathedral of Christ the Light, on Saturday, January 31, for the annual "Celebration of Scouting.". The "Celebration" included a prayer service, awarding of Catholic Scout Religious Awards, and a special blessing of Scouts and Scout leaders by diocesan Scout Chaplain, Father Neal Clemens.
Oakland Diocese Catholic Scout Programs
Live the 12th Point of the Scout Law ...
"A Scout is Reverent"
The Oakland Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting will be hosting a variety of activities for scouts of Catholic faith during the 2014-2015 school year. Scouts can earn Religious Awards based on their age group and can attend Scout Reteats. All scouts, leaders and families are invited to the Cathedral of Christ the Light for the annual Celebration of Scouting. Also, scout units are invited to camp, have day activities or courts of honor at the scout campsite of the Diocesan Youth Retreat Center. See the pages of this website for more information and
Click Here to download a Calendar of Catholic Scout Activities for 2014-2015.
"A scout is reverent."
As part of a comprehensive program of youth ministry, the Church offers a variety of religious experiences to young people in scouting!
Coordinated on the diocesan level by the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting, scouts of Catholic-faith in the Oakland Diocese have the opportunity to:
- Earn Scout Religious Awards by completing activities centered on their faith.
- Attend an Annual Retreat with other scouts.
- Attend the diocesan-wide "Celebration of Scouting" at the Cathedral of Christ the Light.
- Camp with their scout group at a campsite at the Diocesan Youth Retreat Center
Scouts may have the opportunity in their local parishes to attend "Scout Sunday" celebrations, perform service projects, or participate in a variety of scout group sponsored events.
To explore these activities, see "What’s New" on this page and check out the links to other pages on this website!
The Catholic Committee on Scouting
The Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting, in cooperation with the local scout councils, facilitates programs for scouts of Catholic faith. The Committee is under the support of the Diocesan Department of CYO and Catholic Scouts, and is under the guidance of the Diocesan Scout Chaplain, Father Kenneth Nobrega. There are representatives on the committee from both girl scout and boy scout organizations.
The committee meets 5 times during the school year. Interested adults are invited to attend.