Diocesan CCS Information

Diocesan Training Chairman


  • A volunteer layperson appointed by the diocesan* chairman
  • This person should have experience with religious formation and Scouter Development.


It is recommended that the chairman for training:

  1. Schedule, promote, and conduct National Catholic Leadership Development training for adult leaders of Catholic faith
    in Scouting - giving special emphasis to unit leaders, den leaders, religious emblems counselors,
    chartered organization representatives, and Scouters at unit, district, and council levels.
  2. Work with and through chartered organization representatives to:
    • Motivate unit personnel to participate in National Catholic Leadership Development training
    • Encourage a true spirit of ecumenism, parochial responsibility, and Catholic leadership
      within the units
  3. Use National Catholic Leadership Development as a tool to motivate and bring new adult leaders to the program
  4. Assist scheduling, promotion and conducting special vocational and orientation workshops for
    Catholic leaders in Scouting
  5. Encourage unit leaders and other key Scouters to participate in district, council, and national
    training events, seminars, workshops, roundtables, and other personnel development sessions.
  6. Encourage Catholic committee members to attend the Scouting in the Catholic Church training
    course offered annually by the NCCS.
  7. Be familiar with and make effective use of reference materials (see list).

Term of Office:

  • Recommended term of office is two years, concurrent with the chairman, and should be renewable.


  • Staff Guide to National Catholic Leadership Development No. 16-164
  • Guidelines for Securing Leadership, No. 16-161A-J (with job descriptions)
  • The Scout Chaplain’s Orientation Workshop, No. 16-154
  • Program Planning Guide, No. 16-168
  • Publications Listing, No. 16-101


  • The designation “diocese” in these documents is used interchangeably for archdiocese and eparchy. The text should be interpreted to suit the local situation.