Celebrating our Faith during COVID-19

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Welcome to the Diocese of Honolulu Catholic Committee on Scouting

Charmaine Garcia, Interim Chairperson

The Diocese of Honolulu has a website specific to COVID-19 related items. Visit it here.

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National Catholic Committee on Scouting's statement responding to Racism & Injustice (June 2020)



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. (unless otherwise noted). Scheduled meetings will be posted here.

  • January 13, 2021 via Google Meet (email us for the link)
  • March 10, 2021 location TBD
  • May 12, 2021 location TBD
  • July 14, 2021 location TBD
  • September 8, 2021 location TBD
  • November 10, 2021 location TBD

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.  To learn more about leading a Religious Emblems award, download application here

Events & Training


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

Papal Letter Available for Achieving Eagle Rank

Scout Mass with Bishop

This year's Scout Mass has been postponed.  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 - Scouting BSA    

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