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Just in case of Inclement Weather

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Important-Just in case of inclement weather this Sunday!

Scout Sunday Prayer Servie at the Catherdal

(2/1/15 @ start time 2:30- end time 3:30)

Please check this website for updated information regarding Scout Sunday in case of inclement weather.

We understand that many of the familes travel a great distance, please do what you think is best for you and your family!

We hope to see you Sunday!

We will only update this site if we are going to cancel the Prayer Service!

 

Scout Sunday Prayer Service

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105 Years of Youth Ministry -"A Scout is Reverent" - The Scout Sunday Prayer service will be held on February 1, 2015, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in the Central West End. The prayer service is where many of the Catholic unit awards and other faith formation awards for the scouts are presented.
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Scout Sunday Prayer Service at the CathedralDate: February 1, 2015 – 2:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m. (Arrive no later than 2:00 p.m.)Place: Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis (on Lindell Blvd.)All of the Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius XII awards are presented at the Cathedral Basilica. The requirements must be completed and  the application received in the Office of Catholic Scouting Ministry no later than January 15th of each year.What awards are presented at the Cathedral?All Scouts who have earned the Ad Altare Dei and the Pope Pius XII awards will be presented at the Cathedral. The Archbishops unit award, Chaplians unit award, the National Catholic Quality unit award along with the adult St. George award will also be presented at the Cathedral.How can we have Parvuli Dei Parish Representatives at the Cathedral?On a first come, first serve basis we have parish representatives for the Parvuli Dei awards at the Cathedral ceremony. We accept a total of 50 youth Diocesan wide earning the Parvuli Dei award to be a representative. Contact the Catholic Scouting Ministry office with your estimated number of Scouts and the parish name. Applications are due for this group of scouts (presented at the Cathedral) on December 1 of every year.All Scouts who have earned the Light of Christ and the Parvuli Dei awards are presented in the local parishes with the exception of these Parvuli Dei parish representatives.Why is Scout Sunday celebrated on different dates?Some parishes celebrate Scout Sunday on the actual anniversary and some celebrate in other months. Some times, its a matter of scheduleing and other events going on in the parishes. There is no right or wrong time  to celebrate Scout Sunday in your parish!Scout Sunday Bulletin Covers for your local ParishIf you are interested in having a Scout Sunday cover for your local parish bulletin, please contact your pastor to get permission. The person that edits the bulletin can then choose the cover by going to the company that produces the bulletins for your parish.Currently the two companies that service the St. Louis Archdioces are:J.S. Paluch.Co., Inc. www.PaluchPartners.com  and Liturgical Publications, Inc.  www.4LPi.comLiturgical Publications, Inc is pleased to make available for all parishes complimentary bulletin cover art for Scout Sunday, February 8, 2015, in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. The cover art is available in full-color or in black-and-white. Any parish can use the commemorative cover, even if LPi is not your current bulletin publisher. The cover is available on LPi’s Art & Media Portal at www.Portal.4LPi.com. Current customers should log in as usual. If you are not an LPi customer, enter promo code “SCOUTS15” in the “Have a promo code?” field and click Redeem. Complete the remainder of the fields and click Submit to receive complimentary access to all of LPi’s clip art and reflections for 30 days. To quickly find the Scout Sunday covers, all you will have to do is enter the keyword “St. Louis” in the search bar on the upper left-hand side of the Web page. If you have questions about Portal, or have difficulty registering, please contact Lynne Buell at (800) 950-9952, ext. 2549, or e-mail her at LBuell@4LPi.com.  

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.

New Faith Series

Corporal Works of Mercy

A completely new series, called the Faith Series, is being released by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting! The first activity in this new series is based on the Corporal Works of Mercy, which you can read about below. Though there has only been one activity released so far, get excited for the new Faith Series to become a huge success!Faith Series - Corporal Works of MercyThe goal of this activity is to help youth and adults to learn more about the universal faith-based practices and traditions used in living the Catholic faith.How to startRead about the Corporal Works of Mercy. You may find the answers to these questions on www.catholic.org. Feel free to use other resources.1st - 5th Grades - Complete requirements #1 thru 5.6th - 12th Grades - Complete all requirements.Adults - Mentor one or more youth to earn the Corporal Works of Mercy Patch.Requirements After reading Matthew 25:31-46 and Tobit 1:16 – 2:8 answer the following questions: In what way is it true that, “Whatever you do to the least of my brothers, you do to Me.”?What does Jesus say is the reward for those who do a corporal work of mercy?What does Jesus say is the punishment for those who do not?In Tobit 1:17 it describes Tobit performing three of the corporal works of mercy. Which ones are they?e) #2447 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church states: “The corporal works of mercy consist especially in feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and imprisoned, and burying the dead.” In this list, which two of the works of mercy are merged into one? Sing “Whatsoever You Do” from your parish hymnal (Text: Matthew 5:3-12: Willard F Jabusch) with your parents or counselor. How is it the same or different from the scripture readings in question # 1?With help, make and save a list of at least ten individuals or groups in your parish, diocese, or other parts of the world, that practice the corporal works of mercy.Participate in the Scouting for Food or other food drive in your community. Donate the food to St. Vincent de Paul Society, parish or diocesan food bank, or community program that serves the needy.In collaboration with your parents or counselor, volunteer at least one hour of service to one of the groups identified in your list in #3.Create a brief report on one of the following groups. Identify the founder and when and why it was founded. Research how they are funded, the impact of the group, and the number of people they serve. Which of the corporal works of mercy does this group perform? Knights of ColumbusMissionaries of CharitySt. Vincent de Paul Society With help, make a list of local soup kitchens, homeless shelters, etc. Share this list with your parents or counselor or the rest of your group. Explain how you choose to imitate the actions of the people in these groups.With help, carry out one of the following: Devise an activity to raise money and donate the proceeds to a local group that practices the corporal works of mercy.If you work or earn an allowance, save at least ten percent over the next two months and donate it to a local charity.Discuss with your parents or counselor, and contact the Volunteer Coordinator at one of the following: local hospital, nursing home, hospice, food pantry, soup kitchen, homeless shelter, pro-life group or clothing bank, and explore ways you can assist in carrying out their mission. Volunteer for at least two hours.The answers to the requirements can be found here.Answers to RequirementsFor more information on the Faith Series program, please visit this page!

Marian Series-4 New Feasts Added

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Four New Marian Series Installments Added January 2015 Each activity in this series examines one of the nineteen Marian Feasts Commemorated in the United States, focusing on how and why the Church has honored Mary for more than 2,000 years. Immaculate Conception on the NCCS-BSA websiteOur Lady of Lourdes on the NCCS-BSA websiteOur Lady of the Miraculous Medal on the NCCS-BSA websiteOur Lady of Sorrows on the NCCS-BSA websiteFor more information on all 5 of the current Marian Activity and Patch Series activities, please visit this page!

Footsteps of American Saints-4 New Saints Added

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Four New Saints Added January 2015 The goal of these activities is to share the lives of several saints so that the youth might relate to what these people have done and maybe look to these individuals as role models. St. Rose Philippine Duchesne on the NCCS-BSA websiteBl. Marie-Rose Durocher on the NCCS-BSA websiteSt. Theodore Guerin on the NCCS-BSA websiteBl. Miguel Pro on the NCCS-BSA websiteFor more information on all 20 of the Footsteps of American Saints activities, please visit this page!

Catholic Cub Day 2015

To: All Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, leaders and parents! Join other Catholic Cub Scouts and families for a day of faith and fun! The Cub Scouts will participate in age-appropriate activities focusing on "Building Your Life with Jesus.” The Webelos will participate in their own program: they will learn about and fulfill the requirements for the St. Rose Philippine Duchesne and Blessed Miguel Pro patches from our Footsteps of American Saints program as well as the Joyful Mysteries patch from our Rosary Series. In addition, they will work on and fulfill the requirements to earn the Showman Activity Pin. The Saints patches will be available for purchase at the Trading post and also at the OCS. The Activity Pins are ordered through your Cub Pack or on your own.
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Theme:    God the Builder

Date:       Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Time:       Program starts at 9:00 am

Check in starts 8:15 am until 9:00 am

Place:      Cub World at Beaumont

Explore how you can "Build Your Life with Jesus!"

Register online or with the attached registration form.

You can Register as an individual or as a Group Pack or Den.

Cub Scout Program Schedule

8:15 AM to 9:00 AM                Registration

9:00 AM to 9:40 AM                Opening & Presentation

9:50 AM to 12:10 AM              3 Activity Sessions *

12:10AM to 1:10 PM               Lunch & Presentation

1:10 PM to 2:40 PM                2 Activity Sessions *

2:40 PM to 3:00 PM                Closing Ceremony

* Five (5) round-robin activity sessions include:  Duty to God l Crafts l Nature l Games l Field Sports

 Webelos Program Schedule

The Webelos Program will run concurrently with the Cub Program Schedule. During the Activity Sessions, the Webelos will work on and complete the Showman Activity Pin, two Saints from the Footsteps of American Saints program, and the International Catholic Awareness Emblem.

One Leader or Parent is REQUIRED for every 5 Scouts.

You can register as group or individual. If you register as a group, your registration will be listed with the name of the person who registered. Please check in as a group.

REGISTRATION COSTS:

Registration costs are $6.00 for each Scout and Adult or Parent.

Walk-in's are welcome but at $8.00 for each Scout and Adult or Parent.

Advanced registration is encouraged!

Bring with you on the day:

Filled water bottle, warm clothes, extra shoes and a morning snack.

Bring money for the store because we have “cool stuff” for sale!

An optional hot dog meal can be purchased at $2.00 per person.

See the attached information about our service project!

Lunch is “Stone Soup” drink, crackers, condiments, bowls, utensils, are provided.

Bring a vegetable for the stone soup! Each participant should bring the following ingredients:

                        Last name begins with the letter Please bring this ingredient:

                       A    through    H                                   1 rib of celery

                        I     through    M                                 1 medium onion

                       N    through    S                                        1 carrot

                       T    through    Z                                 1 medium potato

  Register online or with the attached registration form.

  You can Register as an individual or as a Group Pack or Den.

The Webelos Program will run concurrently with the Cub Program Schedule. During the Activity Sessions, the Webelos will work on and complete the Showman Activity Pin, two Saints from the Footsteps of American Saints program, and the International Catholic Awareness Emblem recognition program.

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