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About Joliet Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting

Our Mission 

The Joliet Catholic Diocese Committee on Scouting (JDCCS) gives guidance, direction, leadership, and vitality in the spiritual phase of scouting to all Catholic scouts and scouters in the diocese, whether in parish-supported units or units unaffiliated with a Catholic organizations.

The Committee serves Catholic Scouts in all scouting groups, including:

  • American Heritage Girls

  •  Boy Scouts of America/Cub Scouts

  • Camp Fire USA 

  •  Girl Scouts USA,

  • Other Catholic Youth Groups

 The Committee is dedicated to promoting 'Duty to God' at each level of Scouting. Members serve under the authority of the Diocese of Joliet Office of Christian Formation. We are affiliated with the National Catholic Committee on Scouting, (NCCS), an advisory to the Boy Scouts of America, and associated with the National Catholic Committee on Girl Scouts and Camp Fire, (NCCGSCF), and the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, (NFCYM)


Our goals and objectives are: 

Throughout the year we also provide training for Religious Recognitions Advisers and provide scholarships for the St. George trek at Philmont. We are able to accomplish these events with the help of many dedicated leaders who  donate their time and energy to provide quality programs.

Our Meetings

The JDCCS meets every month either virtually or in-person. We are always looking for volunteer scouters from all Scouting Councils and organizations to help on the following subcommittees:


  • Events (help organize or volunteer at events)

  • Training for Advisors (hold training sessions, help in vetting and mentoring advisors)

  • Communications & Outreach (help with graphic design, website updates and content creation for our communication efforts)

  • Secretary (Produce minutes from our meetings) 

  • Youth Protection  (help monitor and assist in communicating with our advisors and leaders to keep them up-to-date with diocesan youth protection guidelines)

  • Fundraising (help us solicit funds from other Catholic or community groups) 

The 2023 meeting schedule is provided below. All are welcome to attend a meeting. However, to avoid miscommunication, please contact us  to confirm the time and place of the meeting you would like to attend. 


Monday, February 19                                 Virtual

Monday, March 18                                       Virtual

Monday, April 15                                          Virtual

Monday, May 20                                         Blanchette Center

Monday, September 16                              Blanchette Center

Monday, October 21                                   Virtual

Monday, November 18                               Virtual

Monday, December 16                              Blanchette Center

Our Awards

Our committee regularly receives the National Catholic Committee on Scouting Quality Diocese Award. This award recognizes those dioceses who promote and sustain a quality Catholic Scouting program. The Joliet Diocese has won this award every year since 2009.

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