Welcome to the website of the Archdiocese of Atlanta Catholic Committee on Scouting
serving Scouts in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
2015 Boards of Review and Scout Mass
Attention all unit leaders and counselors, the date for the 2015 Boards of Review for religious emblems will be January 10th, 2015.
Adult and Unit Nominations due no later than January 3, 2015, no exceptions. Please forward Boy Scout and Cub Scout nominations to Tommy Treat and Girl Scout nominations to Jackie Welch.
The Boards of Review will be held at Transfiguration Catholic Church, Marietta, Georgia, beginning at 9:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 10, 2015. Please notify Tommy Treat and Jackie Welch three weeks prior to the boards whom will attend and for what program.
The Annual Archbishop's Scout Mass will be held at Transfiguration Catholic Church on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at 1:00 P.M (Scouts should arrive by noon) with a reception to follow. Archbishop Gregory will be the principal celebrant.
2013 Boy Scouts of America Youth Membership Policy Change Statements
The Archdiocese of Atlanta Catholic Committee on Scouting is committed to assisting all units in the Archdiocese with any questions regarding the change to the Boy Scouts of America Youth Membership Policy effective January 1, 2014. Please check back for updates as they become available and contact Tommy Treat with any questions.
Statement on the Boy Scouts of America from the Archdiocese of Atlanta on September 23, 2013 or (local copy)
The following statements have been published by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting (nccs-bsa.org) and their page dedicated to this information is http://nccs-bsa.org/mbrstd:
Statement of May 23, 2013 from Edward P. Martin, National Chairman, National Catholic Committee on Scouting
Statement of May 29, 2013 from Edward P. Martin, National Chairman, National Catholic Committee on Scouting or (local copy)
FAQ Cover Letter of November 11, 2013 or (local copy)
FAQs (pdf), (interactive) or (local copy)
Interview with Bishop Guglielmone, Bishop of Charleston, South Carolina, Bishop Liason to the National Catholic Committee on Scouting
All units starting girls scout, boy scout and cub scout award classes must complete an Intent to Start Form for Boy Scouts and send to Tommy Treat or an Intent to Start Form for Girl Scouts and send to Jackie and Tom Welch. This is so we know how many awards to order later.
Also each unit should fill out the Unit Census form in the Library section of our website and forward to Bill Leach, 1200 Martin Ridge Road, Roswell, GA 30076 to update our files for the current year.
Scouting as Youth Ministry
The Atlanta Archdiocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting (AACCoS) is a committee affiliated with the Archdiocese of Atlanta Youth Ministry serving eight Boy Scouts of America Councils, four Girl Scouts USA Councils, one Camp Fire USA Council, and American Heritage Girls. The Committee is dedicated to promoting “Duty to God” at each level of Scouting. We are affiliated with the National Catholic Committee on Scouting® (NCCS), an advisory to the Boy Scouts of America, National Catholic Committee on Girl Scouts and Camp Fire, and Region 14 of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting® (NCCS) and the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM).
The Atlanta Archdiocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting provides support to parishes to help Catholic youth participate in Boy Scout, Girl Scout, American Heritage Girls and Camp Fire programs as a Youth Ministry. The AACCoS also offers programs, religious medals and awards for Catholic scouts to grow in their Catholic faith and the ideals of scouting. Each year the AACCoS holds several events to promote Catholic Scouting. These events include a Boy Scout Religious Encounter, Scouter Development, Religious Emblems Counselor Training, an annual Bishop's Scouting Mass and Awards Ceremony. We are able to accomplish these events, because of the many dedicated leaders that donate their time and energy to providing a quality program.
Our Vision is: To prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by having Catholic ladies and gentlemen leading young people in scouting ministries throughout parishes in our diocese.
Our Mission is: Assist all Catholic youth and institutions to make effective use of Scouting Programs for spiritual development and youth ministry.
- To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.
- To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community.
- To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.
- To cultivate in young people the growth in moral strength and character, preparation for responsible citizenship, and the development of physical and mental fitness.
Webmasters: Please note that the official website has moved from www.aaccos.org to www.aaccos.us. Please update any links to the website address.