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 -


2023 Advent Award

Duty of God is a special program offered to all youth involved in the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts USA, American Heritage Girls, and Trail Life USA.  The purpose is to gain a deeper understanding of our faith and earn a special recognition.  The scouts are asked to attend Mass for seven weeks, from Dec 3 - Jan 14, and briefly write about something they heard in the homily each week.
Participants who complete the program will receive a special certificate and a choice of commemorative pins.  Check out the flyer and reporting page for details.

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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