Our Ministry is to bring the message of Jesus Christ to youth and adults involved in Scouting through faith formation programs and retreats. We reach beyond just those in Scouting and offer some of our programs to all youth! (More...).
A weekend of Fun, Faith, Friends, Live Music and plenty of time to relax in the beautiful outdoors!
2014 Girls Encounter Weekend
“Renew and Rejoice Spa”
Who: Catholic Girl Scouts, American Hertiage, and ALL girls 7th through 12th grade during 2014-15 school year.
What: A weekend to relax, renew and rejoice. Come enjoy live music, a tantalizing menu and a faith-filled weekend with friends.
When: August 15 - 17, 2014 Check in Friday 6:00pm - 7:00pm. Ends Sunday at Noon with a Family Mass!
Where: Girl Scout Camp Fiddlecreek located in Gray Summit, Missouri
Cost: Early Bird Registration (July 15, 2014) is $50. After July 15, cost is $55. This price includes lodging, meals, cool T-Shirt and fun!
Health Forms: Youth and Adults must provide us with a health history form from the Scouting Organization in which you are a member. If you are not a member of a Scouting Organization, we have a General Archdiocesan Adult/Youth Health history form attached below for your use.
Youth Staff: We are looking for high school age girls who are in touch with their faith and desire to help plan and guide the youth on this retreat. You will be part of the planning team, attend planning sessions and have fun! Participant cost above applies to youth staff as well.
Adult Staff: We need adults to help throughout the weekend. All adults must be in compliance with the Archdiocesan requirements. $40 per person to cover lodging, meals, and T-Shirt.
What: A weekend of camping and outdoor fun with friends, challenging games, hiking, and activity stations in the woods. There will be live praise and worship music, Eucharistic Adoration, Reconciliation, and Mass.
Where: Beaumont Scout Ranch
When: September 19-21, 2014
Cost: Grade School Program-$25, High School Program-$30
Scouter Development: The Scouter Development Training Program will be offered for adults on Saturday, September 20 from 9am-3:30pm. This program fulfills a requirement for local and national quality unit awards. Two-4-One: if your unit is registered for the weekend, come to the program free of charge. All other adults are welcome to come for $10. Lunch will be provided.
The St. George Trek, sponsored by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting, is a biennial high adventure Catholic leadership program at Philmont Scout Ranch located in the Sangre de Cristo Range of the Rocky Mountains in Cimarron, New Mexico. Only selected Boy Scouts and Venture Crew members get to attend the national two-week faith-filled hiking adventure, as each diocese in the United States is allowed to send only two participants each. This year, Thomas was the only participant from the Archdiocese of St. Louis and was sponsored in full by the generosity of a Catholic Committee on Scouting member. For the next Trek in 2015, the NCCS has already granted the Archdiocese of St. Louis two full-ride scholarships for our selected participants! If you know of anyone that would be interested in attending in 2015, have them contact the Office of Catholic Scouting.
Attached bellow is the application for the 2015 St. George Trek.
Every morning at 10am, all the offices within the Catholic Youth Apostolate come together to pray. We would like to pray for you and for your intentions. Please visit our Prayer Corner to submit your intentions, and we will voice those intentions for you, unless you want them private, every morning.
A completely new series, called the Marian Activity and Patch Series, is being released by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting! The first apparition of Mary in this new series is Our Lady of Guadalupe, which you can read about below. This new series was first announced by the NCCS during their annual meeting/conference, held this year here in St. Louis from April 11-14. Though there has only been one apparition of Mary released so far, get excited for the new Marian Activity and Patch Series to become a huge success!
Marian Activity and Patch Series - Our Lady of Guadalupe
The goal of this activity is to honor Mary, the Mother of God. The Church calendar for the United States includes nineteen different Marian feasts or commemorations. By focusing on these different Marian feasts, the activities and patches in this series will shed light on how and why the Church has honored the humble Virgin of Nazareth for more than 2,000 years.
How to start
Read about Our Lady of Guadalupe. You can find the answers to these questions on www.newadvent.org. Feel free to use other resources.
1st - 5th Grades - Complete 3 requirements and 2 of the activities. 6th - 12th Grades - Complete 4 requirements and 3 of the activities. Adults - See flyer
In 1531 miracles began to happen. Who appeared to humble Juan Diego?
When is the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe?
Fill in the blank: Our Lady of Guadalupe is Patroness of the _____________________.
What three miraculous signs convinced the Mexican people that the Catholic faith was true?
What was God's purpose in choosing Mary to appear to Juan?
Draw a picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe and share this picture with your family and friends.
Attend a Spanish-speaking Mass and interview some of those who attend regularly about what Our Lady of Guadalupe means to them.
Within a short time, six million Native Mexicans were baptized as Catholics because of what they witnessed and heard about Our Lady of Guadalupe. Attend a Baptism. What does Baptism do? Why is it important to be baptized? (see Catechism of the Catholic Church #1213)
Create a poster showing the three miracles that happened to Juan Diego. Display this poster in your home or community for all to see.
Requirements for Adults
Assist the youth with this Footsteps of American Saints activity
Share your thoughts with the youth about this Saint.
Review the responses to the requirements of each youth participant to confirm his accuracy and to insure his understanding.
Fill out the application for this Marian activity and send it along with the fee to NCCS.
For more information about this Saint, check out the websites below.