Welcome to the website of the Archdiocese of Atlanta Catholic Committee on Scouting
serving Scouts in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
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
2014 Annual Scout Mass and Awards Ceremony
December 31, 2013
Dear Scout Leader:
Enclosed please find the latest 2013 Boy Scout Adult Nomination forms for the Bronze Pelican and St. George Awards. You will also find enclosed the applications for the Boy Scout Trophy, the Guidelines for the Boy Scout Emblems, National Catholic Quality Unit Award-- Pope Paul VI Unit Award, International Awareness Award, the Rosary Patches (Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful, Glorious and Pray the Rosary), and Footsteps of American Saints. Also included are sample Emblems Blessings.
Please have your Committee Chairman fill out, sign and return the Bishop’s Trophy application and the Unit Leader and Chartered Organization Representative fill out, sign and return the National Catholic Quality Unit Award--Pope Paul VI Unit Award application to Tommy Treat, 3372 Corral Drive, Marietta, GA 30066, no later than March 1, 2014.
Nominations for the Pelican and Saint George are confidential and should also be sent to me by March 1st. Our Archdiocese is allowed three (3) Saint George and after review by our local Catholic Committee, the nominees must be forwarded to the National Catholic Committee for final approval.
The Archdiocesan Scout Mass for 2014 will be held at NOON on Saturday, April 12th, 2014, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 6439 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch, GA 30542, with Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory as the principal celebrant. The 2014 Boards of Review for all Boy, Girl and Venture Scouts will be held on Saturday, March 15th, 2014 beginning at 9:00 AM at Prince of Peace Catholic Church.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and promptness in expediting the use of the enclosed forms.
Yours in Scouting,
Boy Scout Religious Emblems Chairman
P.S. Feel free to make as many copies of the Pelican, Saint George and International Awareness Award as needed by your unit. Please share these applications with other Venture, Boy Scout and Cub Scout Units at your Church.
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.