Scouting Ministry

Scouting ministry provides programs that effectively contribute toward the implementation of a comprehensive approach to Catholic youth ministry. Young people need the guidance of happy, healthy, and holy adult role models willing to share their faith in both word and action.

-Archbishop Broglio

Download the Scout Religious Medal/Emblem Order Form and mail it with the completed and signed medal/emblem application form found at the back of the medal/emblem workbook.  Note that requests for the AMS Scout Patch require a different order form to complete and mail.

The mission of the American Heritage Girls National Catholic Committee (NCC) is to support American Heritage Girls, Inc. while promoting and providing for the growth and spiritual development of its Catholic members, in fidelity to the magisterium of the Catholic Church, and to act as the liaison between AHG, Inc. and the Catholic Church.

The National Catholic Committee on Girl Scouts and Camp Fire (NCCGSCF) serves Catholic youth and adults through quality faith-based programs. The NCCGSCF oversees, develops, implements, and evaluates religious recognition programs and training opportunities for Catholic leaders in Girl Scouting and Camp Fire.

The National Catholic Committee on Scouting® (NCCS) is a church committee of concerned Catholic lay people and clergy who see as their mission the constructive use of the program of the Boy Scouts of America as a viable form of youth ministry with the Catholic youth of our nation.

Father Capodanno Activity Patch

The AMS Catholic Committee on Scouting developed an activity patch for Catholic youth and adults. This activity patch honors Servant of God Father Vincent Capodanno. His words, deeds, and devotion to prayer and sacraments have inspired countless American Catholics, especially those serving in the military. The purposes of the activity are:

  1. To provide awareness to Scouts, adult Scout leaders, and others on the role of Priests serving as Chaplains in the US Armed Forces.
  2. To encourage learning about more about servant leadership through the life and sacrifice of Father Vincent Capodanno.
  3. To promote Priesthood and military Chaplaincy as a vocation.

Click the activity patch button below the patch image to read about the requirements that are designated by age level. Upon completing the age-appropriate tasks print and mail the completed AMS Scout Patch Order Form – see the button at the top of this webpage.

Special thanks to Father Peter Gray, S.S., the artist of the Father Capodanno image, who granted permission to use that image to develop the patch design.

The AMS Catholic Committee on Scouting meets quarterly to encourage Catholic religious emblem programs through the American Heritage Girls National Catholic Committee, the National Catholic Committee on Girl Scouts and Camp Fire, and the National Catholic Catholic Committee on Scouting. Utilize these resources to support young people in military families to grow in faith through catechetical, community building, and leadership development initiatives.