Enter a search request and press enter. Press Esc or the X to close.

About the Committee on Scouting

The Archdiocese of New York Catholic Committee on Scouting is a volunteer committee affiliated with the Archdiocese of New York Youth Ministry through the Department of Youth Faith Formation.

We serve the Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Girl Scouts, and American Heritage Girls in Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, Rockland, and Ulster counties.

The Committee is dedicated to promoting “Duty to God” at each level of Scouting. We are affiliated with the National Catholic Committee on Scouting® (NCCS), an advisory to the Boy Scouts of America, and the National Catholic Committee on Girl Scouts.  We are part of Region 2 of the NCCS.

Each year, our committee holds several events to promote Catholic Scouting. These events include a Scouting Retreat, Scouter Development Training Course, regular Religious Emblems Counselor Training sessions, a Religious Emblem Recognition Ceremony at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, and coordinated Scout Sunday events in local parishes with participating Catholic Scouts and Catholic-chartered units. We are able to accomplish these events because of the many dedicated leaders who donate their time and energy to providing a quality program.

All prospective staff members in any archdiocesan institution, whether paid or volunteer, whose position or duties would place them in regular contact with minors, must:

  • Complete the Screening Process (including submitting a background check);
  • Abide by the Safe Environment Policies, the policy relating to sexual misconduct, and the Code of Conduct; and
  • Complete the Safe Environment Training appropriate to their position.

Please note: The Archdiocese accepts the BSA Youth Protection Training, which is required for every registered adult member of the BSA and is recertified every two years. No adult may work with a child in any program/outing without meeting the BSA or archdiocesan youth protection policies.

Please visit the Safe Environment Office website for more information about the Archdiocese of New York Child Protection Program.