Philly Catholic Youth and Young Adult Ministry


The Office for Catechetical Formation provides guidance and support for scouting throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Archdiocesan Catholic Scouting serves the needs of scouting for boys and girls throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Catholic Scouting is an effective way to help Catholic youths to do their duty to God and to their country. Scouting builds character and teaches devotion to God in an environment of wholesome fun. The scouting programs provide a wonderful channel to involve youth in the life of Catholic parishes.

Belief in God and acknowledgment of one’s responsibility to God are values inherent in both the Scout Promise and the Camp Fire Oath. Young people experience Scouting as a growth into personal maturity and social responsibility. They learn to assume their role in the Church and society with a high degree of commitment, and to care for others who are less fortunate.

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Committees on Scouting are composed of individuals who promote Catholic religious values within the Scouting movement in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. The Committees oversee, develop, implement, and evaluate religious recognition programs. They also provide training opportunities for Catholic leaders in Boy Scouting, Girl Scouting, and Camp Fire Girls. These committees assist in implementation of religious emblem programs.

Please click on the links below to access more information regarding Catholic Scouting in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. These websites provide resources and support for all aspects of Catholic Scouting.

Catholic Scouting for Girls

Philadelphia Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts and Camp Fire
                Philadelphia Committee Meeting Minutes  

Region 3 National Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts and Camp Fire
                Region 3 Committee Meeting Minutes

From the USCCB: Questions and Answers About Girl Scouts (GSUSA) and About Catholic Scouting
Background on GSUSA + USCCB Conversations

Catholic Scouting for Boys

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Committee on Scouting