The purpose of the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting of the Diocese of Ogdensburg is to give guidance, vitality, and leadership in the spiritual phase of Scouting to all Catholic Scouts and Scouters of the Diocese.
The Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting (DCCS) also endeavors to help parishes and other Catholic organizations support the Scouting program on the local level.
The agenda of the DCCS supplements the programs of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting (NCCS) and the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), with special instructions and activities, that includes an Annual Retreat and Bishop's Scout Gathering Mass for the presentation of youth and adult religious emblems, awards, and most of all to aid in the physical, ethical, and spiritual development of Scouting members as it relates to Roman Catholics.
For information on the various awards and programs, and for diocesan program information to order books & awards contact Father Bryan Stitt at 315-393-2920.
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Diocesan Emblem Policy
Catholic Scouting offers numerous opportunities for earning faith related Religious emblems and medals. Formal presentation of all CCS awards by the Bishop of the Diocese of Ogdensburg are conducted at the Annual Scouting Gathering with the Bishop each year.
Information regarding eligibility and requirements for these emblems or awards are taken from from the National Catholic Committee on Scouting website.
Visit their websites at http://www.nccs-bsa.org/ & http://www.nfcym.org/
Click a religious emblem or medal below to learn more about them.
Light of Christ
Ad Altare Dei
From ages 15-20 for Boy Scouts,
Venturers, and Explorers
Pope Piux XII
Family of God
I Live My Faith
St. Ann Medal
1.) How do you invite the Bishop to an Eagle or Gold Award Ceremony?
The procedure to invite the Bishop of Ogdensburg
to an Eagle Scout Court of Honor
or a Girl Scout Gold Award Ceremony:
Mail to: Attn: Diocesan Scout Chaplain
Court of Honor / Ceremony Invitation
Diocese of Ogdensburg Catholic Committee on
PO Box 369
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
The invitation should include:-full name and address of the Scout
-name of the Scout’s parish
-information on the project completed
-an address name and phone number for response
If the Bishop is unable to attend and if scheduling permits, the Diocesan Scout Chaplain or a designee will attend the Court of Honor / Ceremony to extend the Bishop’s greeting and recognition if possible.
2.) How are the Religious Emblems Presented?
Upon completion of the religious emblems program all Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts are entitled to a three-fold recognition:
1. DIOCESAN RECOGNITION – at the annual Diocesan Scout Mass, on the third Sunday of October each year – presentation of the medal by our Bishop or his designee.
2. PARISH RECOGNITION – by the pastor and usually at a Sunday Liturgy at a time determined by the pastor and parent – presentation of the parent pin and the pocket card for the Boy Scouts and presentation of the certificate for the Girl Scouts.
3. TROOP RECOGNITION – presentation of the religious emblem knot (obtained by the Scout Leader) for the Boy Scouts at a unit function. (Only one religious emblem knot is given to a Scout. Therefore, if they have received the knot for a previous religious emblem program award, only recognition is given – a knot is not presented.) The Girl Scouts do not have a religious emblem knot, etc. but with consultation with the Scout Leader, the girls could be recognized at a troop function/breakfast, etc.
A Scout is Reverent – Faithful to their Religious Duties
3.) How do you request a NCCS Eagle Scout Certificate?Eagle Scout Certificate Requisition Form
Father Bryan Stitt
Diocesan Chaplain of Catholic Scouting