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



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


YOUTH AWARDS: March 1st      


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 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.


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





Mr. Gary W. Roney

Director for the Youth Ministry

(412) 456-3140

Father Joseph Freedy


(412) 456-3140

Deacon Robert SteinDirector of Scouting(412)456-3140

Ms. Pat Waskowiak


(412) 456-3140

Dr. Gerri Maurer

CCOS Chair

Mr. William Jenkins

Vice Chair - BS

Mrs. Beth LicciardelloVice Chair - GS

Adam Boyle

BS - Youth Represenative  

Abby Stewart

GS - Youth Represenative


Mrs. Bridget Zipfel

Training - GS Chair  

Mr. Steve Bober

Training - BS Chair

Christine Mellick

Communications Chair  

Mr. Greg Evans

GS - Events Chair  

Lisa Barczynski

GS - Events Chair