Diocese of Nashville - Catholic Committee on Scouting

Scout Sunday - A Scout is Reverent

Scout Sunday was February 4th this year and it was also the day that Bishop Spalding celebrated his first Mass in the Cathedral and sat in the Cathedral for the first time. Scouts opened doors for church goers and welcomed them to the Cathedral.  They also took up the offertory.  There is a link below from a News Channel 5 story that includes video of the mass and a quick shot of Boy Scouts bring up the offering.



Scouts from St. Stephen Catholic Community Celebrate Scout Sunday

The Scouts from host Troop 1204 of the Hermitage District are joined by members of Troop 150, Troop 777, Pack 84 and Pack 253. Mass was celebrated on February 4th at 11:00.

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Trail of Churches March 3, 2018 

The Catholic Committee on Scouting will host “Trail of Churches” on Saturday, March 3, from 8:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m., to provide local Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, American Heritage Girls, and Trail Life USA members an opportunity to tour historic Catholic churches in the Nashville area.

The tour will begin at Cathedral of the Incarnation, and will then proceed to St. Mary of the Seven Sorrows, followed by Holy Name, and Christ the King. The entire group will gather for a short reception at the end of the event. All registered participants will receive a Trail of Churches patch. Carpooling is suggested. All age levels, K-12 are welcome. 

Scouts are asked to come in uniform (Class A for Boy Scouts), bring a sack lunch, and be prepared to walk. All times shown below are approximate and subject to change up until the day of the event.  Early discount registration (through Feb. 17, 2018) is $7/Scout, $10 after the 17th but prior to the event and $15 the day of the event, and for adults who also want a patch. 

Registration will be taken by emailing Brandi.laporte0413@gmail.com. 


Three Sites for you to Review

The National Catholic Committee of Trail Life USA is composed of representatives from each region of the country and is advised by several members of the clergy. The National Catholic Committee hopes to develop regional Catholic committees in 2015.
All involved in the Catholic Committee's work find merit in the methodologies first popularized by Robert Baden Powell, yet each also believes that a rugged outdoor adventuring program cannot claim to instill virtue, foster character, and teach leadership without also remaining faithful to the traditional teachings of the Church.

A Bible-based religious emblems program for Protestant and Independent Christian churches designed to bring children, youth and families to Christ.

The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) supports and strengthens those who accompany young people as they encounter and follow Jesus Christ.
The mission is grounded in the U.S. Bishops' document, Renewing the Vision (RTV). RTV gives a solid foundation for a comprehensive youth ministry, a roadmap, and a vision that allows each diocese and NFCYM to animate ministry to to the young church.

Quality Diocesan Committee Award

The Quality Diocesan Committee award is to recognize those dioceses that promote and achieve a quality Catholic Scouting program. It is an opportunity for the NCCS to salute those dioceses who truly deliver exceptional programs to youth members at all levels of Boy Scouts of America programs. Quality programs for youth are what the NCCS continually seeks, and is committed to supporting this goal. It is our hope that each diocese will establish annual goals to accomplish key areas of quality program delivery. Then, when a diocese earns this award, it makes a statement that they have provided their youth members with the highest quality program experience possible.

Trail of Churches, March 4, 2017

Nashville, Tenn. - The Diocese of Nashville Catholic Committee on Scouting hosted the “Trail of Churches Saturday, March 4th to provide local Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts an opportunity to tour historic Catholic churches in the Nashville area.

Christ the King group picture


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The "Trail of Churches" takes registered and paid participants on a carpool motor tour to 4 Nashville historical Catholic Churches beginning with the participant's house of worship to obtain Passport signature stamps to earn a "Trail of Churches" patch. The participants experienced a pilgrimage procession from one Catholic church to another Catholic church starting with Cathedral of the Incarnation. Next they traveled to St. Mary of the Seven Sorrows. After a brief lunch break there was a visit to the Church of the Assumption. The last stop was a visit it to Christ the King where everyone had cookies and lemonade after the visit.

Vision Statement

"We are a welcoming group that encourages our Scout Leaders to guide our scouting youth in their faith.

To be the guiding force of Catholic scouting as youth ministry; fostering personal and spiritual growth, providing opportunities for full participation in the faith community and empowering young people to become disciples of Jesus Christ."

Mission Statement

"To Provide units under Catholic sponsorship with programs and activities, which support the spiritual, religious, vocational, and educational needs of their members.

To reach out to Scouts and leaders not under Catholic sponsorship so they can participate in the programs and activities provided by the Catholic Committee on Scouting of the Dioceses of Nashville.

To provide Catholic Scouts and leaders guidance, support, motivation, and direction to achieve the objective of Catholics in Scouting and Scouting as a youth ministry.

To support, strengthen and promote the growth of Catholics in Scouting."