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...).

Catholic Programs Workshop for Cub, Boy and Venture Scouts!

Are you interested in learing more about our Catholic Programs?

WHEN: October 16, 2104 6-9pm at the Cardinal Rigali Center 

WHAT:  Find out about all of the awards and recognition programs that can be earned such as the Archbishop and Chaplain Awards, the Pope Paul VI award, the Bronze Pelican and St. George awards.  In addition, we will go over the Faith Formation Awards and Programs such as the Duty to God, Scouter Development, Saints, Rosary and Pope John Paul II patch activities, and retreats! Get the full “scoop” on how to fill out the applications and find out what to do in your annual program to be a quality Catholic unit!

COST:   FREE!!!!  (food and drinks provided)

RSVP:  Let us know if you are coming by October  15th to assist us with our planning.         

However…………walk-ins are welcome! To Register: http://registration.stlyouth.org/form/catholic-programs-worksho or e-mail Jennifertrousdale@archstl.org 

For more information see the attached flyer below.

Day of Recollection

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Come join us for a day of adventure, faith building, games, fun, food, and Mass. We run two separate programs: grade school and high school youth. Families are invited to join us at the closing Mass at 4 PM. This retreat is open to all scouts and ideal for scouts working on Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius XII programs.
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WHO: All Boy and Venture Scouts. (Parents and Leaders are welcome)

WHEN: Saturday, December 6, 2014

WHERE: Kenrick Glennon Seminary

To Register go to http://www.catholicscoutingstl.org/register

See the attached file for a printable registration form!

 

Day and Evening of Discipleship 2014

A day of celebrating, faith sharing, fun and friends! Required for all girls that completed the Mary, First Disciple Faith Formation Award Program. Bring your workbook and all project related materials! Have you contacted the OCS about your attendance? Please RSVP @792-7613 or jennifertrousdale@archstl.org The Office of Catholic Scouting offers two session. A Day and Evening of Discipleship! The evening is only offered for those who are not able to attend the Day of Discipleship.
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Day of Discipleship

Date: November 15, 2014
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Place: Cardinal Rigali Center-Fleur de Lis Room and Chapel

Parents and Moderators...You are invited to the Day of Discipleship!

We begin with a prayer service in the chapel with the girls and immediately following there will be light refreshments served.

The girls will gather together and begin their seperate program.  

For parents and moderators, we will have a special gathering just for you! Come join us!  We look forward to meeting you and hearing about your experience with the girls.
 

Evening of Discipleship

Date: November 20, 2014
Time:  7:00pm-9:00pm
Place: Cardinal Rigali Center - Fleur de Lis Room and Chapel

Girls: Be sure to bring your workbook and all project related materials!

We begin with a prayer service in the chapel with the girls and immediately following there will be light refreshments served.

The girls will gather together and begin their separate program.  

For parents and moderators, we will have a special gathering just for you! Come join us!  We look forward to meeting you and hearing about your experience with the girls.

St. George Trek 2015

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.

July 8 - July 23, 2015

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.

Here is Thomas Hogan's full story in the St. Louis Review>>> Witnessing the 'Grandeur of God'.

Check out the National Catholic Commite on Scouting webpage for more information on the trek.

Trained Moderators please read!

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Important information for after you have been trained!

Trained Moderators please read!

New this year!!!!

Please register each girl that is working on the MFD program by clicking on the following secure link.

Register your girls here: http://ocs.llwebdev.com/NewRegistrant.php

This information will be used to send communications, generating certificates, name tags and for the program booklet at the prayer service on Presentation Sunday at the Cathedral.

Light of Christ Fatih Formation Award Program

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Be the "Light of Christ" to a young person in Scoting today!

Promote the Faith Formation Award Program to a Den, Pack or a group of Parents! 

Did you earn the Light of Christ when you were a Cub Scout?

 If so, help someone else by promoting the award program in your parish!  

Want to know more?

http://www.catholicscoutingstl.org/awards/family-god-medal-and-project-book

Ad Altare Dei Program Changes

new Ad Altare Dei book

Since the new Ad Altare Dei participant's book came out a few months ago, we have noticed the following changes compared to the old book (old book page in parentheses, new book page outside parentheses):

  • (9) 9- Faith Response, option 2d "Make a Banner" was removed
  • (23) 17- Activity B5, examples of famous people that were witnesses to Christ's Presence was removed
  • (25) 19- an explanation of the Eucharist using Luke 22 was added
  • (30) 22- clear instructions for the matching activity were added
  • (34) 24- 2a-2c were removed; new activity and instruction were added
  • (36) 26- explanation of Penance & Reconciliation using 1 John 1:9 was added
  • (42) 30- explanation of Anointing of the Sick using James & John was added
  • (42) 30- A3 has another step involved
  • (44) 30- option to attend an anointing of the sick was removed
  • (47) 35- explanation of Holy Orders using Ephesians was added
  • (49-50) 36-37- option to watch a video of an ordination: more questions and activities added and in a different order
  • (53) 40- explanation of Marriage using Matthew 19 was added
  • (60-67) 46-53- appendices (rites) are are a smaller text; some are a little bit more difficult to see/read
  • "Notes" page was added at the end of the book, before the evaluation page

Overall changes:

  • little to no writing space in the new book
  • more visual images, and sized bigger
  • words and instructions are more condensed - less pages in the new book

To order the new book, please visit its product page in our store.

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