Catholic Scouting

Youth Office Contact

Director of Youth Ministry
Maureen Quinn
573-635-9127, ext. 233

Administrative Assistant
Mary Madelyn Mertes
573-635-9127, ext. 228

Moderator of Youth and
Young Adult Ministry
Fr. Joseph Luzindana


Alphonse J. Schwartze
Memorial Catholic Center

2207 West Main St
Jefferson City, MO 65109-0914

What is Catholic Scouting?

The diocese of Jefferson City has a proud and rich tradition of Catholic Scouting.  Each year hundres of youth from our diocese are enriched through their scouting experience as they build character, leadership, and values informed by the Boy and Girl Scouts of America and their Catholic Faith.


Who should I contact in order to enroll?

Mrs. Paula Beach – Chairperson for Girl Scouts

Mrs. Ellen Balkenbush – Chairperson for Boy Scouts

Mr. David Talken – Awards Chairman and Religious Emblems Coordinator


Get Involved with the Eucharistic Revival

Learn about opportunities for scouts to earn patches and participate in diocesan events for the Eucharistic Revival