Catholic Scouting is an integral part of Youth Ministry in the Diocese of Providence. Since the 1930's, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts have grown spiritually through the various religious recognition programs and other opportunities offered under the leadership of the Bishop’s Catholic Committee on Scouting. Scouts learn, explore and experience numerous aspects of their Catholic faith under the guidance of their families, leaders, counselors and parish priests. It is moving to see young people engaged in developing their faith under the influence and witness of these dedicated adults.
Scouting is an effective way to help Catholic youths to do their duty to God and to their country. Scouting builds character and teaches devotion to God in an environment that provides wholesome fun under the guidance of strong adult role models. The scouting programs provide a wonderful channel to involve youth in the life of Catholic parishes.
Young people experience Scouting as a growth into personal maturity and social responsibility. They learn to assume their role in life with a high degree of commitment, and to care for others who are less fortunate. They develop a strong desire to build a culture of goodwill, respect for the environment and
acceptance of duties.
Girl Scouting is for every girl, everywhere—where today's girls can become tomorrow's leaders. Membership in Girl Scouts is open to girls ages 5-17; women and men over 17 can join as adult members.
Most girls join a local troop or group for fun and friendship, but they also find out about building character and self-esteem and serving their communities—the core qualities of Girl Scouting. In Girl Scouts, girls find a safe place to grow and share new experiences, learn to relate to others, develop values, and contribute to society.