Greetings Diocesan and Regional Committee Chairs and Chaplains!

posted Feb 12, 2020, 10:10 AM by Nashville CCOS

Greetings Diocesan and Regional Committee Chairs and Chaplains!You and your Catholic Scouting committee members are invited to join us at Florida Sea Base for the Scouting in the Local Church "Diocesan Committee Development" Conference in the Florida Keys March 5-9, 2019. The course covers pertinent topics related to the successful operation of your Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting including effective committee organization, leadership recruitment, NCCS resources, marketing our Catholic Scouting programs, youth ministry and much more!

Please spread the word and encourage committee chairs, committee members and others interested in Catholic Scouting to attend and enjoy a few days of faith, fellowship, fun and learning!

Visit this link for more details and to register! Don't delay! Register today!

Please note--we do have a program for Spouses/Guests as well.

On Wednesday and Friday transportation will be provided at no additional expense. Examples of outings--

1) Visit the Alligator Farm, then to the Everglades National Park, Shell World and Robert Is Here (a fruit stand extraordinaire famous for smoothies)
2) Go to the Dolphin Rehabilitation Center, lunch and then the Turtle Habitat.
3) Paddle boarding or kayaking at Sea Base..

Questions? Please contact Course Director Kathy Polowski at or call 480-244-6806. Please leave a voicemail if there is no answer. Posts may also be viewed on the NCCS Facebook page. We hope to see you in Florida!

Yours in Christ and Scouting,

Kathleen Polowski

Course Director, Scouting in the Local Church 2019

Vice-Chair, National Catholic Committee on Scouting


Chair, Diocese of Phoenix Catholic Committee on Scouting



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Trail of Churches - March 3, 2018

posted Feb 16, 2018, 11:12 AM by Nashville CCOS   [ updated Feb 16, 2018, 3:35 PM ]

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. and for adults who also want a patch. 

Registration will be taken by emailing- 

Pope Francis Names Very Reverend J. Mark Spalding as 12th Bishop of Nashville

posted Feb 15, 2018, 10:47 AM by Nashville CCOS

The Nashville Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting (CCS) joins the Diocese of Nashville and the Scouting Community of Middle Tennessee in celebrating the news, announced early this morning by Pope Francis’ appointment of the Very Reverend J. Mark Spalding, JCL, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Louisville and pastor of Holy Trinity Church there, as the 12th Bishop of Nashville. 

 We offer him our enthusiastic support and our heartfelt prayers as he prepares to lead this flock. The Nashville Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting looks forward to welcoming Fr. Spalding to Nashville.

More information about Fr. Spalding is available at

Boy Scouts Will Admit Girls, Allow Them to Earn Eagle Scout Rank

posted Feb 15, 2018, 10:27 AM by Nashville CCOS   [ updated Feb 15, 2018, 10:49 AM ]

Further articles and information on this topic.

NBC News article link

Bryan on Scouting – A Blog for the BSA’s Adult Leaders

Video of the Chief Scout Executive town hall meeting on decision to admit girls

BSA Website – Family Scouting

August Meeting at Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee

posted Aug 14, 2017, 10:32 AM by Nashville CCOS

Be sure to join us for our August meeting of the Nashville Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting being held at the newly renovated offices of the Girl Scouts of America this Wednesday, August 16th. The meeting is at 6:30 PM and will be held in the Board Room of the Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee at 4522 Granny White Pike, Nashville, TN 37204.

Meeting Location:

Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee

4522 Granny White Pike

Nashville, TN 37204

As always, please join us and bring a friend as we put our Mission and Vision Statements to work.

March CCOS Meeting

posted Aug 15, 2016, 11:25 AM by Nashville CCOS   [ updated Mar 14, 2017, 11:06 AM ]

The next meeting of the Nashville Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting is this, Wednesday, March 15th. The meeting is at 6:30 PM and will be held at the Jet Potter Service Center of the Middle Tennessee Boy Scouts of America on Hillsboro Road in Nashville.

New Links! - Frequent Asked Questions

posted Feb 5, 2016, 11:48 AM by Nashville CCOS   [ updated Mar 14, 2017, 11:14 AM ]

We have added two new links under the links Section on our Home Page.

Feel free to explore both of these links

44th NCCS Biennial Conference

posted Jan 27, 2016, 10:41 AM by Nashville CCOS   [ updated Jan 27, 2016, 10:42 AM ]

Dear Colleagues in Catholic Scouting:


We are happy herewith to provide you with information regarding our upcoming 44th NCCS Biennial Conference, April 7 – 10, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia! This is the first time we’ve been able to bring our Biennial Conference to Atlanta in 50 years!!!


Hosted by the Catholic Committee on Scouting of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, our 44th NCCS Biennial Conference will be at the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center, 246 Perimeter Center Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30346.


This information and any updates will be posted via email and at  Note that discounted or early-bird registration is available until March 10.  We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!


For those who think they may have missed the opportunity to participate in this year's annual appeal, we have attached that information also.


Yours in Catholic Scouting,

Your NCCS Conference Management Team            


Religious Emblems Awards Mass

posted Sep 16, 2015, 3:42 PM by Nashville CCOS

The Nashville Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting will be holding its Religious Emblems Awards Mass on Sunday, October 4, 2015, at St. Stephen Catholic Community in Old Hickory, TN at 2:00 PM. Arrive early at 1:30 for registration.

Quality Diocese Award

posted Sep 16, 2015, 3:40 PM by Nashville CCOS

The Middle Tennessee Council’s/Diocese of Nashville Catholic Committee on Scouting was recently presented a national award by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting, The Quality Diocese Award, This is the thirteenth consecutive year that the Catholic Committee of our Council has been awarded this National award. The award is presented to Catholic Committees that deliver an exceptional program to the youth of all levels of Boy Scouts of America programs. 

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