Catholic Scouting plays an important role in the development of young peoples’ relationship with the Lord and with the Church. We are grateful for the Catholic Committee members and our scout leaders for their many hours of dedication and hard work. We hope that more of our youth and adults join in Catholic Scouting and pray that God may continue to bless the work of this very important ministry.
Celebrate Youth Leadership is a tremendous opportunity to recognize those who set their hope in the living God through their witness. The event inspires us to continue to serve the young church with enthusiasm and dedication as we strive to include them in the life of our faith communities. This day was celebrated at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester on October 20, 2013. Bishop Libasci celebrated the Liturgy of the Word which was followed by an awards presentation and a reception.
Bronze Pelican Award
The Bronze Pelican Award is given by the Diocese of Manchester to an adult registered with the Boy Scouts of America who has made a significant contribution to the spiritual growth of Catholic youth in the Boy Scout program through exemplary service. This award is given to recognize those whose efforts have helped to promote the spiritual development of the Boy Scouts such as
The following short videos explain how Scouting can be an integral part of a parish's total youth ministry outreach:
For parishes that sponsor Boy Scout Troops and Cub Scout Packs, the following explain the leadership structure and the responsibilities that different individuals have in the parish and in the Troop or Pack:
The Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting was established to give guidance, direction, leadership and vitality to the spiritual component of Scouting within the Diocese of Manchester.
The Catholic Committee on Scouting is responsible for:
The Catholic Scouting Office provides services to Catholic Scouts under the direction of Rev. Raymond Ball and the Catholic Committee on Scouting.
Youth and adults may earn big, beautiful 5" Rosary Patches and 4" Saint Patches. They are available through the National Catholic Committee on Scouting for anyone to earn - adults, boys and girls, scouts and non-scouts. Go to: www.nccs-bsa.org/activities and www.nccgscf.org
|For more information, please contact:
Rev. Raymond A. Ball
Diocese of Manchester
The Catholic Church in New Hampshire
153 Ash Street, Box 310
Manchester, NH 03105-0310
Fax: (603) 669-0377
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