Youth and Young Adult


The mission of the Diocesan Scouting group is to provide Catholic Scouts and Scouters continued education in the Catholic Faith using the Scout Law and Scout Oath and an opportunity to earn Religious Awards as a result of their greater involvement in their Faith. The group also assists parishes and other Catholic entities in establishing Scout troops and packs.

Diocesan Scout Calendar

Coming Up!

Catholic Scout Religious Award Ceremony 2024

Date: Sunday, May 5, 2024

Time: Mass at 11:00 a.m., followed by luncheon at noon

Location: Saint Agnes, 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples

Register: Register here.  

Nominations Due by: April 1, 2024

Questions: For questions or more information contact:

Jim Gontis, Director of Evangelization for the Diocese of Venice, via email, or Robert Paquette, Religious Award Coordinator, via email or phone at 941-966-4956


Jim Gontis

Director of Evangelization, Diocese of Venice

Bob Paquette

Religious Award Coordinator
Cub Scouts Activities Coordinator

Rev. Lawton Lang

Scout Chaplain

Denise Riley

Female Scout Program Coordinator

Connie Kantor

Scout Committee Coordinator

Available Religious Emblem Counselors:

Albert Paine – Sarasota

Lisa Barrett – Ft. Myers

Connie Kantor – Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda

Bob Paquette – Venice


Tigers, Cub Scouts (Wolf), Grades 2 & 3

Cubs, Bear and Webelo 1,
Grades 4 & 5

Scouts, Venture,
Grades 7 & 8

Scouts, Venture, High School

Scouts, Venture, Grades 7 & 8


Family of God
Grades 2 & 3
I live my Faith
Grades 4, 5, & 6
Mary, The First Disciple
(Marian Award)
Grades 7 Through 10
Spirit Alive
High School


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Child of God Certificate Mother Mary Award The Boy Jesus
Grades K, 1 & 2 Grades 1, 2 & 3 Cub Scouts (Wolf) Grades 3 & 4
Yom HaShoah Memorial Pin
1st Year
Yom HaShoah Memorial Pin
2nd Year
Yom HaShoah Memorial Pin
3rd Year
Kristallnacht Commemoration Service Pin
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Queen of Rosary Award St. John the Baptist Our Lady
Grades 4, 5, & 6 Webelos 1 & 2
Scout (Tenderfoot)
Grades 5 & 6
Grades 6, 7 & 8

NCCS Religious Activities Open to All Youth

All youth and adults—Scouts or non-Scouts, Catholic or non-Catholic, male or female—are welcome to participate in the Religious Activities provided by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting.

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