Catholic Scouting

Youth Office Contact

Director of Youth Ministry
and Religious Education
John DeLaporte
573.635.9127, ext. 233

Events Coordinator
Kris Hartman
573.635.9127, ext. 228

Administrative Assistant
Amada Garcia
573.635.9127 ext. 226

Youth Ministry Intern
Joe Powers


Fax 573.635.2286

Alphonse J. Schwartze Catholic Center
2207 West Main St | PO Box 104900
Jefferson City, MO 65110-4900




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