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The Diocese of Tucson Catholic Committee on Scouting provides support for religious programs that serve youth, including Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and American Heritage Girls throughout the diocese.

The values taught in Scouting are the same found in the Gospels. Scouting is an effective way to help Catholic youths 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.




    Come join us in the celebration of the Ordination of 

Deacon Alan Soto Hopkins.

Former Boy Scout from Troop 555, Nogales AZ.


Deacon Alan Soto Hopkins’s home parish is 

Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Parish, 

272 North Rodriguez Street, Nogales, Arizona 85621. 

He currently attends the Mundelein Seminary in Mundelien, IL. 

After which, he will be continuing to study Canon Law at the 

University of St. Paul in Ottawa Canada.


Date of Ordination: Saturday, June 3, 2023, at 10 AM at

St. Augustine Cathedral

192 S Stone Avenue, Tucson AZ 85701


The following day, as a newly ordained priest, he will give his first Mass at his home parish in Nogales, AZ.


Come join us in supporting and celebrating this Scouters holy achievements.


Yours in Christ and Scouting,

Joe Reilly, Chairperson of CCS


Congrats to our New Chairpersons

Angela Marrufo is now our Catholic Committee on Scouting Chairperson for the Diocese of Tucson
Joe Reilly is now our National Catholic Committee on Scouting Regional Chairperson. He may be reached at

St. George Trek @ Philmont!!!!

Scouting in the Catholic Church
SAVE THE DATE: July 6 - 15, 2023
COST: $475 plus housing


Bi-Monthly committee meetings are on the 3rd TUESDAY of the following months: February, April, June, August, October, and December.
Email to request ZOOM/in-person joining information.  
ANNOUNCEMENT: There will not be a meeting on April 2023.  

FYI - A new NCCS Catholic Scouting website is here!!!! Check it out....

Religious Award Board of Review Requests....

For BOR in Tucson, contact Joe Reilly at Joe Reilly at for arrangements.

For BOR in Sierra Vista area, contact Tracy Teas at for arrangements.

For areas beyond the Tucson & Sierra Vista area, contact Joe Reilly at for arrangements.

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