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The Baton Rouge Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting is affiliated with the Istrouma Area Council 
of the Boy Scouts of America and the 
Girl Scouts Louisiana East. 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, National Catholic Committee on Girl Scouts and Camp Fire (NFCYM), and Region 5 of the NCCS and National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM). 

Each year the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting holds several events to promote Catholic Scouting. These events include a Boy Scout Religious Encounter, Scouter Development, Religious Emblems Counselor Training, and a Youth Religious Emblem and Adult Recognition Ceremony with the Bishop. We are able to accomplish these events, because of the many dedicated leaders that donate their time and energy to providing a quality program.

Thank you for participating in the spiritual development of your scouts!
   
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Knights of Columbus Councils to transfer
scouting unit charters to their local parish.
More information linked below:
     http://nccs-bsa.org/national/KnightsSupportingScouting.php

   www.nccs-bsa.org/pdf/Knights/NCCSLetter120115.pdf

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NEXT RELIGIOUS EMBLEMS CEREMONY: AUG. 28, 2016 
Deadline to submit religious awards for the 2016 Ceremony
May 15th for Adult Awards and June 15th for Scout Awards

If you plan to submit awards for the next Ceremony 
please read these Award Application Instructions:
      AwardApplicationInstructions2014Oct.pdf
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GUIDELINES FOR PRIESTS WORKING WITH
CATHOLIC SCOUTING UNITS
           Guidelines_for_Priests_working_with_Catholic_Scouting_Units.pdf
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The Catholic Committee On Scouting for the Diocese of Baton Rouge has received the 2015 Quality Diocese Award!  This is our 12th consecutive year.  Through the super efforts of our counselors and scout leaders, we plan to keep moving in a positive direction.  Congratulations all!

Kathy Gora

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>>> 2016 CCOS Events <<<
 
    Jan  27  CCOS Committee Quarterly Meeting (moved from the 20th)
                6:30-8:30 PM at 
Our Lady of Mercy 
                OLOM Office Conference Room
                445 Marquette Ave, Baton Rouge, LA
                CCOSMinutes2016Jan27.pdf
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    Feb 07   BS Scout Sunday (Boy Scouts of America)

    Feb 09   Mardi Gras

    Feb 14   Religious Emblems Counselor Training 1:00-5:00 PM 
                Our Lady of Mercy , St. Jerome Room
                445 Marquette Ave, Baton Rouge, LA

    Feb 27   Girl Scout Cookie Sales through March 12

    Mar 06   GS Scout Sunday (Girl Scouts USA)

    Mar 27   Easter

    Apr 03   Bible Patch 1:00-3:00PM
                Our Lady of Mercy PAC room and church
                445 Marquette Ave, Baton Rouge, LA
                BiblePatchRegistration2016.pdf
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    Apr 20   CCOS Committee Quarterly Meeting
                6:30-8:00 PM at 
Our Lady of Mercy 
                OLOM Office Conference Room
                445 Marquette Ave, Baton Rouge, LA
                CCOSMinutes2016April20.pdf
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    May 15  Submit all applications for adult awards to
                Our Lady of Mercy
                445 Marquette Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70806

    Jun 15   Submit all Religious Emblems applications to
                Our Lady of Mercy, 
                445 Marquette Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70806

    Jul  20   CCOS Committee Quarterly Meeting
                6:30-8:00 PM at 
Our Lady of Mercy 
                OLOM Office Conference Room
                445 Marquette Ave, Baton Rouge, LA
                2016July20_Agenda.PDF
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    Aug 28  Religious Emblems Ceremony & Reception
                
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church
                445 Marquette Ave, Baton Rouge, LA
                Line up at 1:30 PM, Ceremony in church 2:00 - 3:00 PM
                Reception 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PAC all 3 rooms)


    Sep 18  Religious Emblems Counselor Training 1:00-5:00 PM 
                Our Lady of Mercy , Library
                445 Marquette Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 

    Oct  09  
Rosary Series Patch 1:30-3:30PM 
                Glorious Mysteries Program: 2nd to 5 grade

                
Our Lady of Mercy Church and PAC
                445 Marquette Ave, Baton Rouge, LA

    Oct 19  CCOS Committee Quarterly Meeting
                6:30-8:00 PM at 
Our Lady of Mercy 
                OLOM Office Conference Room
                445 Marquette Ave, Baton Rouge, LA

    Oct 28  World Youth Day (at OLOM this year.)
                445 Marquette Ave, Baton Rouge, LA

>>> 2017 CCOS Events <<<
 
    Jan  18 CCOS Committee Quarterly Meeting
                6:30-8:30 PM at 
Our Lady of Mercy 
                OLOM Office Conference Room
                445 Marquette Ave, Baton Rouge, LA

    Feb 05  Scout Sunday (Boy Scouts of America)

    Mar 05  Religious Emblems Counselor Training 1:00-5:00 PM 
                
Our Lady of Mercy , Library
                445 Marquette Ave, Baton Rouge, LA

    Mar 12  Scout Sunday (Girl Scouts USA)

    Apr 02   Bible Patch Program
1:00-3:00PM
                Our Lady of Mercy PAC room and church
                445 Marquette Ave, Baton Rouge, LA

     Apr 26 CCOS Committee Quarterly Meeting
                6:30-8:00 PM at 
Our Lady of Mercy 
                OLOM Office Conference Room
                445 Marquette Ave, Baton Rouge, LA

  May 15  Deadline for CCOS Adult Award Applications 
                send to:
                Our Lady of Mercy
                445 Marquette Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70806

  Jun 15   Deadline for CCOS Religious Emblems Applications & Fees 
                send to:
                Our Lady of Mercy, 
                445 Marquette Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70806

    Jul  19   CCOS Committee Quarterly Meeting
                6:30-8:00 PM at 
Our Lady of Mercy 
                OLOM Office Conference Room
                445 Marquette Ave, Baton Rouge, LA

    Aug 27  Religious Emblems Ceremony & Reception
                
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church
                445 Marquette Ave, Baton Rouge, LA
                Line up at 1:30 PM, Ceremony in church 2:00 - 3:00 PM
                Reception 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PAC all 3 rooms)


    Sep 18  Religious Emblems Counselor Training 1:00-5:00 PM 
                
Our Lady of Mercy , OLOM Library
                445 Marquette Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 

    Oct 18  CCOS Committee Quarterly Meeting
                6:30-8:00 PM at 
Our Lady of Mercy 
                OLOM Office Conference Room
                445 Marquette Ave, Baton Rouge, LA

    Oct  22  Rosary Series Patch 1:30-3:30PM 
                Luminous Mysteries Program: 2nd to 5th grade

                
Our Lady of Mercy Church and PAC
                445 Marquette Ave, Baton Rouge, LA

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BSA MEMBERSHIP POLICY CHANGE INFORMATION:
        CatholicScouts.org : July 2015
        National Catholic Committee on Scouting (NCCS) Guidelines/Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): November 11, 2013
        
The Catholic Commentator article regarding Boy Scouts of America (BSA): June 28, 2013
     
Diocesan Scouting Chaplain letter regarding Boy Scouts of America (BSA):  June 5, 2013
      USCCB letter regarding Boy Scouts of America (BSA):  June 3, 2013

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The National Federation of Christian Youth Ministry is allowing the following groups to earn Religious Emblems:  American Heritage Girls  and   Jr. Catholic Daughters of America

The National Catholic Committee on Scouting is allowing all persons, adults, scouts, youth, Catholic and non-Catholics to earn the Religious Patches such as the Saints Patches and the Rosary Patches.

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                 BELOW ARE LINKS TO CCOS PHOTOS FROM PAST EVENTS.


             
               Click on this document for more info: GS_Sunday2016.pdf
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               Click on this document for more photos:MBS2016Feb07.pdf
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                                                  CCOSBR 2015
                             Click on the image above to see more pictures
                             of the Ceremony held on August 23, 2015.
                             Commentator2015Sept04.pdf
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                                                   CCOSBR 2014
                                 Catholic Commentator articles on the Ceremony:
                        http://thecatholiccommentator.org/pages/?p=21743
                        http://thecatholiccommentator.org/pages/?p=21745#more-21745


                  
                                                              CCOSBR 2013

                 Link to the article for the August 25, 2013 Ceremony
                                                                       Ceremony2013.pdf
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             Link to the Catholic Commentator article for the August 26, 2012 Ceremony





                 
                                                      CCOSBR 2011

                Link to the Catholic Commentator article for the August 28, 2011 Ceremony


                 
                                                      CCOSBR 2010
         


               
                                                        CCOS 2008



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