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.
Includes High Ropes, Climbing Wall, and Boy Scout-Girl Scout Dance!
All Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in Grades 5-12, along with Adult Leaders, are invited to our 35th Annual Scout Retreat from Friday - Sunday, September 18-20, 2015 at Camp Fatima in Gilmanton Iron Works, NH. For 34 years now, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and their Leaders have been gathering the 3rd weekend in September to give a meaningful, spirit-filled beginning to a new year of Scouting. Once again we invite & challenge Scouts to come meet new friends, celebrate their faith and Scouting fellowship, have fun, and become the people God calls us to be. Over 200 Scouts from throughout N.H. made this discovery at last year's retreat, and we would like to offer your Scouts the same opportunity!
Cost: $10 for scouts, $7 for adults.
To see photos of past retreats, go to: www.facebook.com/nhscoutretreat
On Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester, Scouts who have earned religious awards were recognized and adult leaders who have been nominated received awards from the Bishop.
The next Catholic Scouting Recognition Ceremony takes place on Sunday April 10, 2016 at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester with Bishop Peter Libasci.
Any adults who work with Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts are invited to attend the New England Catholic Scouting Conference on October 3, 2015 at St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield, CT.
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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