Welcome to the Diocese of Peoria Catholic Committee on Scouting and AHG

Delivering Catholic Youth Ministry Through Scouting Programs

“Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14)

Annual Catholic Scout Rendezvous

Unfortunately, with the increasing cases of the Delta variant of the COVID virus infection and the knowledge that all of our Scout youth are not yet able to be vaccinated, the 2021 the Fall Rendezvous is postponed yet again to protect our youth and adult volunteers.  We will attempt to hold this event again in person in 2022, so hold the second weekend of September for the return of a great event!

elcome to the website for the Diocese of Peoria Catholic Committee on Scouting. Feel encouraged to direct comments about how this site can be of more help to you to the e-mail contact at the bottom of the page. May God bless you and give you His Peace.
   The Diocese of Peoria Catholic Committee on Scouting exists to promote the formation of youth and adults consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church and in association with the National Catholic Committee on Scouting [NCCS] and the National Federation of Catholic Youth Mininstries [NFCYM]. 

    Through these associations we hope to help teach and live the Faith and life of Jesus Christ using the programs of the Boys Scouts of America, the Girl Scouts of America, the American Heritage Girls, and the Campfire programs for girls and boys.
   We hope you find this site useful in locating resources and support in Scouting, in Campfire and in the Catholic Faith in Christ. 

Emblem prices have increased. 
Please review the New 2018 “How To Guide” for specific emblem price.

Pope Paul VI National Catholic Unit
Excellence Award

New 2021 Application

      Included with your award are a recognition ribbon for your unit flag and 3 patch and rocker sets.  These are presented to you by the Peoria Catholic Committee on Scouting.  These are intended for presentation to your unit leader, your committee chair and your Chartering Organization Representative or Institutional Head.  You can certainly order more patches and rockers which can be presented and worn by all members of your unit. 

Nominations for Adult Recognition Awards

Thank you for the nominations submitted for adult recognition. It is important to acknowledge all those who give selflessly of themselves in ministry to youth in the American Heritage Girls, GSUSA and the BSA. Keep thinking about those around you who devote themselves tirelessly and consider nominating them for recognition for the 2019 Scout Mass. For adults who participate in the programs of the BSA there are the Bronze Pelican and the St. George emblems. For adults who serve within the programs of the American Heritage Girls, GSUSA or Camp Fire there exist the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and the St. Anne emblems. For further information see the appropriate sections of this website. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Linda Atherton   –  peoriadccs@gmail.com

 – Please send all completed applications with the necessary fees to:     Linda Atherton – 1105 Galen Dr.,  Champaign, IL 61821 –

Address Information

Linda Atherton
1105 Galen Dr.
Champaign, IL 61821

Father Glenn Harris
St. John the Baptist
Catholic Church
1416 3rd Ave., PO Box 250
Rapids City, Ill. 61278-0250
Rectory Phone: 309-496-2414