Why Donate to The National Catholic Committee on Scouting?
Do your part to ensure Catholic Scouting remains a vital part of youth ministry in our nation. Donate today and you’ll be helping provide faith-based programs including religious emblems; activity patches; vocational retreats, scholarships and more to Catholic youth. The opportunity to increase Catholic Scouting’s visibility and rebuild its membership, now and for the next generation, is in your hands.
NCCS Annual Appeal
Learn about this year’s annual appeal here.
Supports NCCS operating needs in promoting Catholic Scouting as youth ministry.
NCCS Golden Ad Altare Dei Endowment Fund
The Golden AAD Endowment is invested permanently with income used to support the ministry of our priest chaplains. The Golden Ad Altare Dei Award is given to any adult who financially supports our chaplains’ efforts in a significant way. Each award requires a minimum donation of $2,500 to the Golden AAD Fund.
The St. George Memorial Fund
The St. George Memorial Fund was established to honor the memory of passed Scouters who had an impact on Catholic Scouting. Gifts to the St. George Memorial Fund are used to support the St. George Trek. The minimum gift of $1,000 can be funded over a period of time. Names of the honorees are engraved on a plaque that hangs in the chapel at Philmont Scout Ranch.
The Miter Society
The Miter Society was established to recognize financial supporters of the St. George Trek, NCCS’s premier youth leadership program. The St. George Trek is held every two years at Philmont Scout Ranch. Youth are divided into crews usually with a priest and seminarian as crew advisors. Female crews are led by women religious. This Miter Society recognition consists of a black and gold polished medal suspended from a dark green ribbon. A $1000 donation is required.
The Scholarship Circle
Gifts contributed to the NCCS Scholarship Fund are permanently invested in an endowment. Income is used to support scholarships which are given annually to high school senior Scouts who have provided outstanding service to their church, community, school and Scouting. They must have earned the Eagle, Summit or Quartermaster Award and either the Ad Altare Dei, Pope Pius XII, or Light is Life (Eastern Rite) religious emblem. Scholarship Society donors of $2,500 or more are recognized as members of this group.