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Catholic Scouts in the Oakland Diocese

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Catholic Scouts in the Oakland Diocese


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.

Read the Article in the Catholic Voice about the 2015 Celebration of Scouting

Click Here to visit the Celebration of Scouting Page
for more information.


"Gathering of the 12 Tribes!"

The Annual "Gathering of the 12 Tribes has been cancelled for this year ... next event will be scheduled for 2016.



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:

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.



Oakland Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting
2121 Harrison Street, Oakland CA 94612

Email Oakland Diocese Catholic Scouts

Calendar of Activities

Join in events and programs offered to Scouts from around the Oakland Diocese – earn religious awards, go on a scout retreat, come and celebrate with other scouts at the annual "Celebration of Scouting!" For a calendar listing information on all these events click on the Calendar link below:

2014–2015 Calendar and Event Information

What's New!

Want to Help Your Scouts Earn Catholic Religious Awards?

Scouts around the diocese will  earn their Religious Awards this year with the guidance of adult counselors. Counselors will be trained by the Oakland Diocese at the annual Religious Awards Counselor Training each September.  Help your scouts learn about their faith while having fun earning their Religious Awards.

Click Here to visit the Scout Religious Awards Page for more information on awards offered to scouts.


The "Pillars of Faith" Award

The diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting has announced a new award – the "Pillars of Faith" Award for Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts who have, over their time in scouts, earned each of the religious awards.  The award will be presented each year at the annual diocesan Celebration of Scouting.  Click here for more information and an award application.

Catholic Scout Patch

Now available!

A new multi-colored patch for your scouts or leaders, showing that you are a part of Catholic Scouts in the Oakland Diocese!


To order, call CYO at 510-893-5154 or
email Catholic Scouts
(Patches are $3.00 each + shipping)