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.
Taken from the National Catholic Committee on Scouting: http://nccs-bsa.org/
Scout today, Knight tomorrow
For more than 90 years, the Knights of Columbus has worked with the Boy Scouts of America to serve youth. As of 2005, the Knights of Columbus had more than 150 Scouting units that had 50 or more years' tenure and more than 800 Knights of Columbus councils were ensuring that young people receive a Scouting opportunity.
Taken from the National Catholic Committee on Scouting: http://nccsbsa.org/national/KnightsSupportingScouting.php