Scouting as a Youth Ministry
The values taught in Scouting are the same found in the Gospels. Scouting is an effective way to help Catholic youths to do their duty to God and to their country. Scouting builds character and teaches devotion to God in an environment that provides wholesome fun under the guidance of strong adult role models. The scouting programs provide a wonderful channel to involve youth in the life of Catholic parishes.
Young people experience Scouting as a growth into personal maturity and social responsibility. They learn to assume their role in life with a high degree of commitment, and care for others who are less fortunate. They develop a strong desire to build a culture of good will, respect for the environment and acceptance of duties. This includes the most fundamental of all duties - love of God and obedience to His will.
"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."