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Welcome to the Diocese of Honolulu Catholic Committee on Scouting

Ellen Cleghorn, Chairperson

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The Diocese on Honolulu Catholic Committee on Scouting (DHCCS) promotes the spiritual phase of Scouting in the State of Hawaii. It provides Catholic religious emblems and award programs to help our Scouts, to include American Heritage Girls (AHG), Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Trail Life USA, grow in their Catholic faith and develop the decision-making skills to live out Christian values.  Read more about Catholic Scouting in the Diocese of Honolulu here. Click here to email the Committee.


  • to invite all Catholic Scouts to fulfill their duty to God portion of their Scout Oath through participation in Church activities
  • to develop, implement, and sustain Catholic activities for all Scouts and Scout leaders in the Diocese
  • to provide training and support for adult leaders on the Catholic religious programs for Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts USA, and American Heritage Girls
  • to meet regularly to be able to effectively carry out Diocesan and national programs and activities
  • to promote participation in regional and national events for representation, training and information
  • to assist parishes and other church-related societies in the Diocese with the establishment of units within these organizations
  • to advise local council offices that operate in the Diocese on all matters relevant to Catholic Scouting to perform other duties as assigned by the Bishop or his designee.


The Diocese of Honolulu Catholic Committee on Scouting meets on the following dates at 7:00 p.m. Scheduled meetings will be posted here and on the Diocesan Event Calendar.

  • November 13, 2019 at St. John Vianney Parish (Enchanted Lake - Kailua)

Religious Awards

To order medals for Light of Christ, Parvuli Dei, Ad Altare Dei, Pope Pius XII, God is Love, Family of God, I Live My Faith, Mary the First Disciple, Spirit Alive, or Missio, download the Religious Awards Order Form.

For more about Religious Awards, click here.

Events & Training

St. George Trek -  July 8-23, 2020 at Philmont (Cimmaron, New Mexico). Download application here.

For more information, click here


Emmett J. Doerr Memorial Scout Scholarship. Find out more here.

Papal Letter Available for Achieving Eagle Rank

Scout Mass with Bishop

Thank you for celebrating this year's Mass and Scout Awards!  Check out photos here.

Our next Mass and Awards Ceremony will take place on March 21, 2020, 5:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace.  Please see Religious Awards page for more information on submitting requests for religious awards.

In the News

Finding Faith at 9,003 Feet (Midweek Hawaii, August 15, 2017)

Hike, camp, pray: Island scouts sought for once-in-a-lifetime St. George Trek (Hawaii Catholic Herald, February 8, 2018)

Congratulations, Ryan Garcia - Emmett Doerr Scholarship Recipient, 2018!

Helpful Links 

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops - Scouting

National Catholic Committee on Scouting - Boy Scouts of America

National Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts USA and Camp Fire USA 

American Heritage Girls 

National Catholic Committee of Trail Life USA

Programs of Religious Activities with Youth (P.R.A.Y.): information on religious emblems for most faiths