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.
The next Catholic Scouting Recognition Ceremony takes place Sunday April 2, 2017 at 2 pm at St. Joseph Cathedral, 145 Lowell St. in Manchester with Bishop Peter Libasci. The Bishop will recognize all Scouts (boys and girls) who have earned religious awards in the past year, as well as present awards to adults.
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NOMINATE an adult for a religious award.
All Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts in Grades 1-5 are invited to a Faith and Fun Day, put on by the Catholic Scouting Committee of the Diocese of Manchester. It takes place on Saturday, April 22 from 9 am - 3 pm at Camp Carpenter, 300 Blondin Road in Manchester. Enjoy themed games and reflections based on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. Cost: $5 per child. Adults are free.
A responsible adult must remain with each child throughout the day. Everyone must bring their own lunch. Open to youth of all faiths.
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37th Annual High Adventure Scout Retreat!
For 37 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. This year's retreat will be held on Friday, Sept. 15 – Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 at Camp Fatima, 32 Fatima Rd., Gilmanton Iron Works, NH. Cost: $10 for scouts, $7 for adults.
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To see photos of past retreats, go to: www.facebook.com/nhscoutretreat
Scouting is a Youth Ministry
The following short videos explain how Scouting can be an integral part of a parish's total youth ministry outreach:
Scouting in the Faith-Based Organization
Scouting Leadership and Responsibilities
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:
Scout Chaplain & Chaplain Aide Resources
Scouting Policy Change Response
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
Statements on Girl Scout Issues
Girl Scouts and the Diocese of Manchester
Religious Emblem Counselor Training
Nomination Forms for Adult Catholic Scouting Awards
(for Boy Scout & Girl Scout Leaders)
Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting
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:
Promoting scouting as youth ministry for parishes
Promoting the religious emblems program and recognitions
Training of religious emblem counselors and leaders
Providing spiritual enrichment for scouts through various activities such as retreats and prayer services
Recognizing those who have completed requirements set forth by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting
Recognizing adults who have given of their time and talents
Documenting all training and awards
Working closely with the Offices of Youth Ministry and Catechetical Formation as well as the whole scouting community to help meet the needs of our youth and leaders
The Catholic Scouting Office provides services to Catholic Scouts under the direction of Rev. Raymond Ball and the Catholic Committee on Scouting.
Download the Catholic Scouting Religious Programs Price List
Rosary and Saint Patches
Youth and adults may earn 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: http://www.nccs-bsa.org/index.php/religious-activities and www.nccgscf.org.