Catholic Committee on Scouting

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Catholic Committee On Scouting c/o Youth Ministry:

2900 Noblestown Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Phone: (412) 456-3140


Office and Office Hours for the Catholic Committee on Scouitng

For those who come to the office to purchase books, medals, patches, etc. there is a new procedure for visiting the CCOS office.  This is because of our move and the limited access to the building.  There will be specific hours that the CCOS Office will be open.

Monday to Friday  9:00 AM to Noon and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Please call or email Pat to let her know that you will be coming to the office.  We would hate for you to make the trip and not be able to complete the purpose of your visit.  Our email, phone and fax numbers has stayed the same.

Catholic Committee on Scouting

2900 Noblestown Road

Suite 109 in Dominic Hall

Pittsburgh, PA  15205

412-456-3140

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The Catholic Committee on Scouting, which has existed for over 50 years, works with the Scouting Program through the Department for Youth and Young Adult Ministry.  They are a volunteer group of Catholic leaders from Boy Scouts, Camp Fire USA, and Girl Scouts.  These men, women and the Diocesan Youth Council (DYC) representatives encourage youth in religious training and values, promote principles of Scouting, and instruct youth to strive for Catholic religious awards and emblems.

  Scout Convocation

Sunday - April 23, 2017

2:30 PM

St. Paul Cathedral

This spring event is an annual Mass celebrated with a bishop and other clergy at St. Paul Cathedral, during which the religious awards/emblems that were earned by Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Capm Fire members are blessed and distributed:  Ad Altare Dei; Pope Pius XII; Kateri Tekakwitha; Marian; St. Elizabeth Ann Seton; or The Spirit Alive Awards.  Adult Religious Awards are also presented at this Convocation for the St. Anne, St. George, The Bishop Leonard and Pope Paul VI Unit Awards.

Convocation Awards/Emblems Applications Due

ADULT/UNIT AWARDS NOMINATIONS:  February 1st

YOUTH AWARDS: March 1st      

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Catholic Scout Retreat

Saturday, Juanary 28, 2017

St. Paul Seminary

This one day retreat is designed for the Scouts working on the Ad Altare Dei, Pope Pius XII, Kateri Tekakwitha, Marian, St. Elizabeth Anne Seton or The Spirit Alive Emblems.  Leaders and religious counselors who are working with the youth in preparation for these emblems are also invited to attend this special day.  It is built around a theme that is carried out throughout the retreat.  The highlights of the retreat are the Mass and the projects that are worked on in small groups.  There is a fee for the retreat that includes, food, activities, supplies, and a patch.

Catholic Religious Awards Training

Boy Scout / Girl Scout / Campfire Religious Awards Training

         Wednesday, Thursday, September 1, 2016

St. Paul Seminary, O'Connor Hall, 7:00 PM - 9:00

Thursday, May 18, 2017

St. Paul Seminary, O'Connor Hall,  7:00 PM - 9:00

Training for counselors is typically offered in the Fall, and in the Spring if there is sufficient demand. If you or someone you know is interested in working with Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts in obtaining their Catholic Religious Award, this training is for you!  Training is a must if working on the following emblems:  Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius XII for Boy Scouts.  Kateri, Mary, the First Diciple, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and The Spirit Alive emblems for girls in scouting programs.

Registration  start at 6:45 PM and end at 9:00 PM with a Q&A after. Please call the office to confirm your place, or inquire on prospective schedules (Pat Waskowiak: 412-456-3140 or pwaskowiak@diopitt.org). The cost of the training is $5.00 per person, which includes: materials, patch, and a counselor guide.

General Meetings

    Wednesday, Novvember 9, 2016

St. Paul Seminary, O'Connor Hall, 7:00 PM

          The focus of this meeting is  to help in the planning for the Retreat.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

St. Paul Seminary, O'Connor Hall, 7:00 PM

         This meeting focuses on planning for the Convocation.  Books and applications may be turned in during this meeting.

 

Your CCOS Representatives

Member

Position

Telephone

E-mail

Mr. Gary W. Roney

Director for the Youth Ministry

(412) 456-3140

groney@diopitt.org

Father Joseph Freedy

Chaplain

(412) 456-3140

jfreedy@diopitt.org

Deacon Robert SteinDirector of Scouting(412)456-3140

rstein@diopitt.org

Ms. Pat Waskowiak

Secretary

(412) 456-3140

pwaskowiak@diopitt.org

Dr. Gerri Maurer

CCOS Chair

 

gmrmaurer@comcast.net

Mr. William Jenkins

Vice Chair - BS

 

wjenk1542@comcast.net

Mrs. Beth LicciardelloVice Chair - GS sbethtony@verizon.net

Adam Boyle

BS - Youth Represenative  

Abby Stewart

GS - Youth Represenative

  

Mrs. Bridget Zipfel

Training - GS Chair  

Mr. Steve Bober

Training - BS Chair

412-795-2494sebpurch@aol.com

Christine Mellick

Communications Chair  

Mr. Greg Evans

GS - Events Chair  

Lisa Barczynski

GS - Events Chair