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Catholic Scouts in the Oakland Diocese

Oakland Diocese Catholic Scout Programs
2014-2015

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.

 

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

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

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
510-893-5154

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 on Saturday, September 6 at St. Anne Parish, Union City. Help your scouts learn about their faith while having fun earning their Religious Awards.  Click here to download a flyer with more information.

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

 

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.

 

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 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)