Encounter Weekend 2016

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Encounter is a weekend of camping and outdoor fun with friends, challenging games, hiking, and Activity Stations in the woods. We'll have live praise and worship music as well as Eucharistic Adoration and Reconciliation on Saturday Evening. The weekend concludes on Sunday with an outdoor Mass and breakfast.

Register online or download the form below and fax it to 314-792-7619.

Who:

All Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts

When:

September 16-18, 2016

Where:

Beaumont Scout Reservation

Cost:

$25 per scout and adult

We provide: Programming, Saturday lunch, and Sunday breakfast
You provide: Camping gear and all other meals at your campsite

What to Bring:

  • Medical forms
  • Copy of unit roster
  • $$$ for Trading Post and Friday night hot dog sales

Info for Leaders and Adults:

We are offering a Two-4-One program just for you!!! If your unit is registered for the weekend, come join us on Saturday from 9am-3:30pm for the NCLD Program (formerly known as Scouter Development) FREE of charge! Your scouts will be out during this time on the Activity Statioins led by our adult and hight school staff. If you attended last year, each year is different! The NCLD program fulfills a requirement for local and national quality unit awards. Plus, lunch will be provided! If you do not have Scouts attending the weekend, you can still come to the NCLD Program for only $10. Why not come and see what we have to offer?

Additional Info:

  • All payments must be received prior to the Encounter Weekend.
  • Registrations accepted through September 16th
  • Need-based scholarships are available.
  • This weekend can be used to fulfill the retreat requirement for Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius, but is for all scouts
  • We run two separate programs: one for grade school scouts and one for high school scouts. The $25 registration fee applies to both groups.
  • Troops and crews will be mixed with other troops and crews for the Activity Stations.
  • Everyone gets an awesome patch, t-shirt, and more!

Mary, the First Disciple Moderator Training: NEW DATE MARCH 8TH

The moderator training for Mary, the First Disciple has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 8th at 6:30pm. If you did not register for the previously scheduled training (2/25) please do so for this new date by contacting our office. If you have any questions, please call Joe Dobrynski at 314-792-7613 or email him at joedobrynski@archstl.org

Mary, the First Disciple Moderator Training

When: Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Where: Cardinal Rigali Center

Time: 6:30pm

Register Here

Upcoming Catholic Boy Scout Events

CATHOLIC CUB DAY

When: APRIL 2, 2016, 9am-3pm

Where: Beaumont Scout Reservation

CATHOLIC ADVENTURE WEEK

Who: Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts

When: JULY 10-16, 2016

Where: S-F Scout Ranch

ENCOUNTER WEEKEND

Who: Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts

When: SEPTEMBER 16-18, 2016

Where: Beaumont Scout Reservation

DAY OF RECOLLECTION

When: DECEMBER 3, 2016, 11am-5pm

Where: Kenrick Glennon Seminary

Email Canceled: ocs@catholicscoutingstl.org

The email ocs@catholicscoutingstl.org is No Longer Active. If you need to email award information or an other catholic scouting related questions, please email Tom Lancia at tomlancia@archstl.org

Catholic Adventure Week

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Our goal in providing this week for our Catholic Scouts is to give them an experience of living their faith, growing in their faith, and loving their faith within the Scouting movement and especially out in the wonders of God’s creation. Open to all Boy and Venture Scouts!

Catholic Adveture Week July 10-16, 2016 at Swift Explorer Base Catholic Adventure Week, offered at the Swift Base of the S-F Scout Ranch, is sponsored by the Greater St. Louis Area Council of the BSA, the Office of Youth Ministry, and the Catholic Committee on Scouting, BSA.Catholic Adventure Week is coming up on July 10-16 at the scenic Swift Explorer Base on the S-f Scout Ranch near Farmington, MO.

Catholic Venturers and Boy Scouts from around the Region are invited to have an inspirational week of high adventure/Kodiak training, faith, and fun.  Go to the link below on information/forms or contact Tom at tkroenung@stlbsa.org.  Don't miss this very unique camp experience.  Our goal in providing this week for our Catholic Scouts is to give them an experience of living their faith, growing in their faith, and loving their faith within the Scouting movement and especially out in the wonders of God’s creation.While at Swift for CAW, Scouts will be camping with their individual troops or Crews, under their particular adult leadership. Since a number of our participants are attending this camp in addition to their troop or crews summer camp, there will be cases where a Scout from a troop or crew does not have a leader present at camp.  A “provisional unit” will be made for one of the camp sites, with leadership being provided by members of the Catholic Committee on Scouting, BSA.  In the past this system has worked very well, and Scouts seem to mix easily with other Scouts, without the tension that can be experienced at a normal summer camp.While at CAW, Scouts will be exposed to the entire High Adventure program offered at Swift.  Intertwined with the outstanding program offered by the Swift staff, merit badge program time, and there will be opportunities for prayer, religious instruction, and reflection.  Meals are in the dining hall, a t-shirt is provided as a memento, and Mass on Friday.  Program manuals will be made available in March. We will be offering again the “Voyageur program” for new Scouts.

To enroll your Troop, Crew and/or individual Scouts for this special summer camp week, turn in a Troop/Crew reservation form (if your Troop/Cfrew plans to attend with adult leadership) and turn in individual Scout forms, see link, for those Scouts wishing to be in the provisional unit.    Contact Tom Kroenung for more information at tkroenung@stlbsa.org

Venturers Can Now Earn Ad Altare Dei

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As of mid-2014, Venturing Scouts (youth up the age of 21) are now eligible to earn the Ad Altare Dei youth religious award in addition to the Pope Pius XII award.

Eligibility as listed on the NCCS website:

  • Registered youth in a Troop or Crew of the Catholic Faith.
  • Designed for youth 13-14 years old, older youth may use this program.
  • Active member of a unit for 6 months.
  • Completed 6th grade before starting the program.

So basically if you've been in a Crew for 6 months then you are free to begin working on your emblem!

More information on the AAD award can be found on this page.

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