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Diocese of Rockville Centre

Diocesan Scouting Office

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The Scouting Office -- What Is It and Why

The Office of Youth Ministries, including the Catholic Scouting Office, was established by Bishop John McGann in September of 1983 as a result of a recommendation by the Diocesan Task Force on Youth Ministry in our diocese. Actually the Catholic Committees on Scouting date back to the establishment of the Diocese of Rockville Centre in 1957, and until 1983 were a part of the Catholic Youth Organization division of Catholic Charities.

Included in the responsibilities and duties of the Diocesan Catholic Committees are the following:

promote and assist in spiritual development programs for Catholic Leaders

Scouting as a viable youth ministry in parishes

promote religious emblems and religious recognitions

provide spiritual enrichment for Scouts through retreats, days of recollection and pilgrimages

coordinate Diocesan Scouting events and activities

make national Catholic Scouting services and materials available in the diocese and act as a liaison

maintain up-dated documents and statistics and help stimulate the fulfillment of responsibilities of Catholic lay people in Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting programs.

Diocese of Rockville Centre Contacts

Diocesan Lay Chairperson         Diocesan Scouting          Diocesan Scouting          Diocesan Lay Chairperson
Boy Scout   Chaplain   Coordinator   Girl Scout
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A Special Message from our Chaplain
Father Frank Zero, Diocesan Scouting Chaplain, has asked that Catholic Scouts, leaders and parents be reminded that attendance at Sunday Mass is a vital part of their faith life. Plans should be made to attend Sunday Mass during or after any camping trip or scouting activity. Participation in a scouting activity does NOT excuse a Scout, parent or leader from this obligation.

Boy Scout
Religious Emblems

Light of Christ
Tiger & Wolf Cub Scouts

Parvuli Dei
Bear & Webelos Cub Scouts

Ad Altare Dei
at least 6 months in Scouting
or Venture Crew and finish 6th grade
Pope Piux XII
High School for older Boy
Scouts and Crew Members

Light of Life
For Scouts of Eastern Rite
in lieu of Ad Altare Dei

Boy Scout
Boy Scout Facebook
Light of Christ Parvuli Dei Ad Altare Dei Pope Piux XII Light of Life

[Click Here For The Catholic Committee on Scouting for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, Long Island]

 Girl Scout 
Religious Emblems
Family of God
Grades 2-3
  I Live My Faith
Grades 4-6
  Mary, the First Disciple
Grades 7-12
  The Spirit Alive
Grades 9-12
Girl Scout
Boy Scout Facebook
Family of God         I Live My Faith         Boy Scout    Spirit Alive



Diocesan Awards Jesus Loves Me
Grade 1   
  Ave maria
Grades 2-3
  Regina Coeli
Grades 4-6
  St. Agnes
Grades 9-12
DRVC   ave-maria   regina   st-agnes

Books for these Awards are available for purchase at the Catholic Scouting Office.


Scouting Office Contact

Austin Cannon
Scouting Coordinator 
516-678-5800 Ext. 245

David J. Miller, Jr.
Lay Chairman 

Rev. Frank Zero
Diocesan Scouting Chaplain

Venturing Crew 333

Nassau Crew 
Advisor: Tony Lennan

Suffolk Crew
Advisor: Eric Hansen