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 -


2024 Scouting Leader Retreat

Saturday, April 27, 2024, 9am-5pm, St. Albert the Great Parish, North Royalton

The Cleveland Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting invites adults to attend the “Called by the Spirit” retreat where we will identify our God-given gifts and discover how to better use these charisms to serve others and serve God in our scouting roles.

We welcome all adults involved in Catholic Scouting including Catholic Committee members, unit leaders, and religious emblems counselors.

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.  $5.00 registration fee will be collected at the door.  
To assist in planning and receive updates, please email your intent to attend.

2023 Religious Emblem Pricing Update

This flyer shows the pricing update for the religious emblems and pins which went into effect on December 12, 2022.

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 three weeks processing time before expected receipt. Checks should be made payable to: Diocese of Cleveland (memo line: youth ministry).

DCCS Mailing Address

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

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


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