Youth Ministry


Please take note that we have updated our procedure for ordering Religious Emblems! 

Read our new procedures HERE!

The Diocesan Committee on Catholic Scouting wants to connect with you!

Please register your scouting unit below to receive information on Catholic Religious Activities for scouts in the Savannah Diocese.

Scout Unit Registration

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Save the Date

4th Annual Catholic Scouting Convocation Camporee and Bonfire with Bishop Hartmayer

March 20-22, 2020
Ben Hawkins Boy Scout Camp, 2251 Boy Scout Rd, Byron, GA 31008


Cost includes camping, activities and patch

$30/person: all meals Saturday and Sunday breakfast
$20/person: Saturday evening dinner only

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  • We are looking forward to a fun filled weekend combining Spiritual and Scouting Activities. This event is open to all Scouts (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, American Heritage Girls, Trail Life and Campfire Boys and Girls) and their families regardless of faith.

    You are welcome to attend for the entire weekend or come for the day on Saturday.

    Don't miss the awards recognition with the Bishop at Mass, where Scouts who have earned their religious emblems in the current 2019-20 year will be recognized and honored by name.

    Those who have earned the junior awards (Light of Christ, Parvuli Dei, Family of God and I Live My Faith) will be recognized by name. Those who have earned their senior awards (Ad Altare Dei, Pope Pius XII, Mary the First Disciple and The Spirit Alive) will receive their award from Bishop Hartmayer. The Bishop will pose with recipients for pictures after Mass. Dinner will be served after Mass at 6:30 p.m., and then we'll close out the day with a bonfire!

    All Scouts in attendance will receive a special commemorative patch.


    Procedures for Ordering Religious Awards


    Religious Award for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts


    Religious Award for Girl Scouts and Camp Fire

  • For Questions or to Volunteer to Help

    Chad Sweeney, Activities Chairman: email:

    Alvin McGrath, Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting and Scout Chairman: email: 

Emmett J. Doerr Memorial Scout Scholarship

The National Catholic Committee on Scouting® has established the Emmett J. Doerr Memorial Distinguished Scout Scholarship to be awarded to six outstanding Catholic high school seniors who are Scouts in a BSA program and continuing their education in college. For Eligibility Requirements, please see the link below.

Applications are due to the NCCS office by March 1 of each year.

National Resources

Committee Purpose

To give guidance, vitality and leadership in the spiritual life of all Catholic Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, American Heritage Girls and Camp Fire youth (SCOUTS) of the diocese.

To make the entire Boy Scouts, Venture, Girl Scouts, American Heritage Girls and Camp Fire (SCOUTING) programs available to increasing numbers of youths in parish units and in units operated by Catholic organizations.

To promote the spiritual growth of SCOUTS through religious emblems/recognition programs (AWARDS), retreats, and liturgies.

To supplement the spiritual phase of SCOUTING programs with special instructions and activities for Catholic SCOUTS.

Director of Youth Ministry

Caroline Ebberwein

Executive Assistant to the Department of Catholic Education

Nancy Thornock

Pray for us.