Each year, diocesan Catholic committees plan and execute activities that further "Duty to God" to Scouting units within the diocese. The activities can be general activities where Scouts of all ages are involved, or targeted activities such as an AAD retreat.
The National Catholic Committee on Scouting® established the Activity Award of Excellence to recognize these outstanding efforts. The dioceses are recognized each April. A secondary purpose is to make these efforts available to other dioceses as examples of successful programs.
The procedure involves documenting the activity or event, attaching supporting documentation, and submitting the completed documentation to the NCCS office by January 1 of each year. The diocesan committees will be notified by the NCCS Religious Activities committee each April about their Activity Award of Excellence submissions.
Activity Award of Excellence retreats can be found on the Retreat Ideas page.