Lafayette Diocesan

Catholic Committee on Scouting


"A Way to Christian Leadership"



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Two 2017 St. George Philmont Trek Scholarships for Qualified Catholic Scouts!

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In the Spirit of Scouting and the Good News of the Gospel message, the Lafayette Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting thanks you for visiting our Website!  We ask you to visit us often as we will be updating as new information becomes available.

Click HERE for Nomination Form for the 2015 CCS Adult Awards

Click HERE to see our 2014 CCS Award Recipients!

Pope Francis Names Bishop Douglas Deshotel
7th Bishop of Lafayette Diocese

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Bishop Emeritus Michael Jarrel received Higest Honor in Scouting

Bishop Jarrell North Star Award

Bishop Michael Jarrell received the National Boy Scout's highest honor,

The North Star Award

for a non-registered citizen who has promoted and supported Scouting in his career.

Bishop Jarrell was a former Boy Scout, and was honored at the 2014 St. George Mass

for Adult Awards to Scouters who have worked diligently in promoting their Duty to God,

Duty to Country, Duty to others, and Duty to self. Congratulations, Bishop Jarrell on this great honor!


Bishop Michael Jarrell opens the 2007 CCS Retreat

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Community hosts the CCS Religious Emblems Retreat on the first Saturday of December. Bishop Michael Jarrell (pictured above) opens the well-attended event with the celebration of the Holy Mass an explanation of the Mass and his vestments as Spiritual Shepard of the Diocese of Lafayette. Bishop Michael Jarrell, a former Boy Scout, was presented a embroidered stole vestment for his strong support of Catholic Scouting ministry to youth.



Adult Award Nominees are congratulated for their service under Catholic auspices. Watch here for a downloadable nomination form for our 2015 St. George Mass and Adult Awards!


Camporee Palm Sunday Mass

Fr. Gary Schexnayder, Chaplain for the Lafayette Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting, celebrates a Palm Sunday anticipated Mass for over 175 Scouts and Scouters at Camporee held at Camp Thistlewaite in St. Landry Parish. The Mass was preceeded by the traditional blessing of palms harvested from campground Palmettos.

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Newest Diocesan Religious Emblem offered:


The Catholic Committee's newest Religious Emblem is available to:

  • 2nd year WEBELOS (NOTE: Only if they have earned ALL other Cub Scout Religious awards)

Religious Emblem Program  

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Our Catholic Scouts & Scouters were served with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at Winter Camp to fulfill their Duty to God

Father Eugene Tremie, Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Ville Platte, graciously accepted CCS's invitation to offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass to over 250 Scouts and Scouters at Mt. Bayou Winter Camp.  Our sincere gratitude for his and other Diocesan Priest service in promoting our "Duty to God".

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The Catholic Committee Executive Board, Associate members, Chaplains and fellow Scouters hope you will find this site useful in providing information for the development of Scout Leadership in our Catholic movement. If you have comments or suggestion on the content or utilization of our Website, please contact our webmaster

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CCS Chaplains

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Diocese of Lafayette

A Message from
Bishop Jarrell

Map of Diocese & Evangeline Area

Boy Scouts of America

Evangeline Area Council &
Youth Protection Guidelines

Lafayette Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting
204 Crawford Street
Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 981-2519-Voice
(337) 289-2179-Fax

Lafayette Diocesan CCS 2003