Duty to God


A Scout is reverent. He is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion.

To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, religious groups have developed the religious emblems programs. The Boy Scouts of America has approved of these programs and allows the emblems to be worn on the official uniform. The various religious groups administer the programs. Check the council service center or contact the religious organization directly to obtain the curriculum booklets.

For more information about the Religious Emblems Programs, download the Duty to God Guide provided below or contact Pam Kosnicki.

The BSA also has a resources page for the Religous Emblems Program.




Upcoming Events


Philmont Training Center

Scouting in the Catholic Church                                                     

Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2020, to Monday, June 22, 2020

Location: Philmont Training Center, Cimarron, New Mexico

This conference focuses not only on the mission of the NCCS but also involves participants in adult faith formation and an understanding of the concept of Scouting as Youth Ministry. It is designed for any adult interested in using Scouting as a program of Catholic youth ministry to include Scout chaplains, priests, permanent deacons, (arch)diocesan or parish youth ministers; diocesan, regional and national Catholic committee leadership and members.


2020 St. George Trek 

 Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2020, to Thursday, July 23, 2020

Location: Philmont Ranch New Mexico

The Saint George Trek is The National Catholic Committee on Scouting’s® high adventure Catholic leadership program for older Catholic Boy Scouts and Venture Crew members at Philmont Scout Ranch. The program brings Catholic high school youth from around the country together with selected priests, religious and seminarians for eleven days of backpacking in the context of a vacation retreat.




File Name Description
Catholic Committee on Scouting Chaplain Rev. Yerick Mendez Download
Duty to God Guide The Official BSA Guide to Duty to God Download
Religious Emblems Religious Emblem Programs Download
The Bridge - Winter 2019 Download
Position Name Telephone
Catholic Committee on Scouting Chair Pam D Kosnicki (413) 283-3242 Email
Catholic Religious Emblems Coordinator Paul Lizak Email