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Catholic Scouts in the Oakland Diocese

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Catholic Scouts in the Oakland Diocese

Oakland Diocese Scouts at the Cathedral of Christ the Light for the annual
"Celebration of Scouting"

Scouts from around the Oakland Diocese gathered at the Cathedral of Christ the Light for the annual "Celebration of Scouting" on Saturday, February 8. With the theme of "Loving God and One Another in All That We Do!", the prayer service honored scouts, scout leaders and scout families. Religious awards earned by scouts this past year were  presented by Father Ken Nobrega, Diocesan Scout Chaplain, who presided at the service.  Special guest was Father Stanislaw Zak, pastor of St. Margaret Mary and National Chaplain for Polish scouts.

Scout gather each year for the  "Celebration of Scouting" in February.

Click Here to read the article in the Catholic Voice.



"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:

2013–2014 Calendar and Event Information

What's New!

Fall Retreat For Scouts to be Hosted by San Jose Diocese

The San Jose Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting will host the annual fall overnight retreat for scouts at Camp Chesebrough in the Santa Cruz Mountains.  The weekend will feature faith along with the fun of camping!  The retreat is on the weekend of October 11, 12 and is open to all Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, 5th Grade and older. 
Click here to download a Retreat Fyer with Permission Sheet.

For more information on Catholic Scout retreats, click here to visit the Retreat Page.



Young Scouts Together for Faith and Fun at Annual "Gathering of the 12 Tribes!"

Young Scouts – Cubs, Brownies, Junior Girl Scouts and Webelos pariticipated recently in the annual "Gathering of the 12 Tribes" day-long retreat day at St. Bonaventure Church, Concord.  The event is hosted annually by St. Bonaventure Scouts, Troop and Crew 444.  Click here to visit the Retreats Page for more photos and details.


New Award Announced – 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 given each year at the annual diocesan Celebration of Scouting.  Click here for more information and an award applicaiton.




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)