The Diocesan Committee on Scouting and Camp
Fire recognizes the importance of faith in Jesus Christ, through
the teachings and guidance of the Roman Catholic Church. We believe
that active membership in one's church and spiritual development
are essential to a healthy, moral personality. We believe that
the spiritual values professed and taught by the Church are fundamental
to the Boy Scout, Girl Scout, and Camp Fire programs. All of these
organizations support basic moral stances which are compatible
with the Church's teachings, and with her commitment of service
to the People of God.
The Diocesan Committee wishes to encourage youth to actively practice
their Catholic faith by worshiping weekly in their parish church
and by participating in religious education and youth group activities
offered by their parish and through the Diocesan Youth Office.
The Diocesan Committee wishes to encourage both Catholic youth
membership in Boy Scout, Girl Scout, and Camp Fire programs and
the parishes becoming the sponsoring institution when possible.
We especially wish to promote the Religious Awards available through
these organizations as a current and viable form of religious
education that can enhance the faith life of Catholic youth.