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About Catholic Scouting

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.

top ScoutingRetreat201739th Annual High Adventure Scout Retreat

Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, American Heritage Girls, and their Leaders have been gathering every year for the past 39 years on the 3rd weekend in September to give a meaningful, spirit-filled beginning to a new year of Scouting.

All Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts & American Heritage Girls in grades 6-12, and Adult Leaders, are invited to the 39th Annual High Adventure Scout Retreat Friday, September 13 – Sunday September 15, 2019 at Camp Fatima in Gilmanton Iron Works, NH. The cost is $13 per scout and $10 per adult.

Individual Scouts may attend without a Troop for $25. Please send us an email so we can make arrangements to place you with a Troop:

This retreat is very active, involving the scouts in a number of fun, interesting, challenging, thought provoking and faith filled activities. It includes a climbing wall, high ropes, capture the flag, and dance.

Uniforms are only required for flags, dinner, and Mass. Please consider wearing Class B uniforms.

For more information, contact the Catholic Scouting Committee at:  

To see past retreats: 

Sponsored by the Diocesan Catholic Scouting Committee & Fr. Ray Ball, Diocesan Scouting Director & Chaplain.

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View Photo Gallery of the 2018 Scout Retreat

Scouting Resources 

Religious Emblem Price List & Order Form

Religious Emblem Counselor Training

Scouting is a Youth Ministry

Scouting in the Faith-Based Organization

Scouting Leadership and Responsibilities

Scout Chaplain & Chaplain Aide Resources

Scouting Policy Change Response

Understanding Girls in Boy Scouting

Regarding Scouting & Statements on Girl Scout Issues (USCCB)

Nomination Forms for Adult Catholic Scouting Awards

Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting

Rosary and Saint Patches