Our Catholic Scout Chaplain
The bishop of the diocese, by virtue of his office and through the use of whatever means is adopted in the diocese for making assignments, has the responsibility for appointing the diocesan Scout chaplain and associate diocesan Scout chaplains as needed, usually with input from the current diocesan chaplain and chairman.
Work to provide the best possible climate for Scouting in his diocese.
Appoint (with recommendations from the diocesan sub-committees for council service, clergy and council Scout executive) chaplains to diocesan sub-committees for council service who are also associate chaplains for the diocesan committee.
Assist selection of candidates to serve as chairmen of diocesan sub-committees for council service.
Encourage training and use of troop chaplain aides.
Encourage diocesan sub-committees for council service to help provide opportunities for church services during group outings in accordance with NCCS and BSA policies.
Collaborate with the diocesan director of youth ministry to assure the recognition of Scouting as a vital program of youth ministry within the diocese.
Represent the diocese at NCCS biennial conferences and at NCCS regional meetings as a voting member.
Represent the bishop at all meetings of the diocesan Catholic committee on Scouting and supervise the spiritual welfare of Catholics in Scouting in the diocese.
Collaborate and communicate with the diocesan chairman in the fulfillment of the duties of the office as needed.