Catholic Committee on Scouting

The Long Beach Area Council Catholic Committee on Scouting (LBACCCS) exists to provide resources and guidance to those youth and families looking to learn about their faith.

From Tiger Scouts to Venture Scouts and even adult Scouters, there are Catholic religious emblems programs which can be earned. For Catholic Scouts these awards provide a fantastic opportunity to learn about “duty to God” and to share with the local Scouting Catholic community.

See Photos Here

Religious Emblem Classes:

Pope Pius and Ad Altari Dei Medal Classes Flyer

Pope Pius XII Class:

  • Estimated start date: December
  • See requirements: Pope Pius XII Class
  • Eligibility: 
    • Registered Venturers, Sea Scouts, and Scouts of Catholic Faith, regardless of gender.
    • Designed for age 15-16 year old, but all registered Venturers and Sea Scouts before their 21st birthday and all registered Boy Scouts (in high school) before their 18th birthday.
  • For more info check out the flyer
  • If interested, please contact Christopher Espinoza

Ad Altare Dei Medal Class:

  • Estimated start date: December
  • See requirements: Ad Altare Dei Medal Class
  • Eligibility: 
    • Be registered in Scouts BSA and of the Catholic Faith.
    • Active member of the Troop for 6 months.
    • Designed for Scouts BSA and Venture Scouts seventh grade and above.
  • For more info check out the flyer
  • If interested, please contact John Mielke

Helpful Links:

Religious Awards:

Are you an Eagle Scout in Long Beach? To receive the Catholic Eagle Scout Award, contact Christopher Espinoza.

Catholic Committee on Scouting for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

The Catholic Committee on Scouting for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles (CCSALA) is a member of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting. The CCSALA’s main goal is the promotion of the Religious Emblems program for Catholic youth. It serves several local Boy Scout councils including WLACC. It provides awareness and support for the Catholic religious emblems programs including information, retreats and awards dinners.

National Catholic Committee on Scouting

The National Catholic Committee on Scouting® (NCCS) is a church committee of concerned Catholic lay people and clergy who see as their mission the constructive use of the program of the Boy Scouts of America as a viable form of youth ministry with the Catholic youth of our nation.

The committee, which is advisory to the Boy Scouts of America, seeks to sustain and strengthen the relationship between BSA and the Catholic Church in the United States.