Catholic scouting has a rich heritage in central Florida that involves hundreds of young people and their families throughout the diocese. Whether affiliated through the American Heritage Girls, Boy Scouts of America, or Girl Scouts USA, Catholic scouting is generally parish-based and is part of the local faith community’s ministry outreach. The following organizations work diligently to advance the mission of Catholic Scouting by supporting local efforts and establishing religious recognition programs, awards, medals, patches, emblems, and badges: