Phone: 216-696-6525

Toll Free: 1-800-869-6525

Address: 1404 East 9th Street, Cleveland, OH 44114

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Offices Parish Life Youth Ministry Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting

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Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting

The Catholic Committee on Scouting (DCCS) of the Diocese of Cleveland is a 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 diocese.

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Chaplain, Reverend John M. Pfeifer

DCCS  Chair, Anthony DaFonseca

DCCS Vice Chair, Richard Noga

Lake Erie Council East Chair, Steve Roos

Lake Erie Council West Chair, Mark Lugas

Lake Erie Council Chair, Paula Berghauser

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Buckeye Council Chair, Tom Wood

Administrative Assistant to DCCS, Martha Hamilton

Trading Post - To purchase AAD or Pope Pius neckerchiefs, mother pins or…borrow the DCCS display board -


Processing & Order Policy for Light of Christ and Parvuli Dei Emblems – When submitting completed Light of Christ and Parvuli Dei Emblem applications (with payment) for Diocesan Scout Chaplain approval, cards and emblem orders, please allow up to two weeks processing time before expected receipt. Checks should be made payable to: Diocese of Cleveland (memo line: youth ministry).

DCCS Mailing Address

Office of Youth Ministry,  ATTN: Scouting, 1404 East 9th Street, 5th Floor, Cleveland OH 44114

Note: All Cub Scout applications and Unit awards are mailed to this address.


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