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Welcome to the Diocese of Honolulu Catholic Committee on Scouting


DHCCS Emblem


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 (link being updated). 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 religious emblems, and parish and diocesan religious 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 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.

  • July 9, 2024 Location: TBD
  • September 10, 2024 Location: TBD

BSA Charter Changes - Memo dated January 31, 2023

Religious Emblems

Boy Scouts of America 

American Heritage Girls

Girl Scouts USA

Trail Life USA

To order medals/patches for Religious Awards, click the appropriate order form below. 

A few religious emblems require trained Counselors to lead them.  Are you interested in being a Counselor? Learn more here

Religious Activities - Catholic faith resources to supplement your parish religious education or youth ministry (for scouts and non-scouts).

Events & Training

NCCS College Scholarships

Open to high school seniors who are involved in scouting. Learn more and apply here

Papal Letter Available for Achieving Eagle Rank

Scout Mass & Awards Ceremony with Bishop

View photos from this year's Scout Mass and Awards Ceremony here.  

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

National Catholic Committee of Trail Life USA

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