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St. Katharine Drexel Pilgrimage

posted Sep 21, 2016, 2:19 PM by Thomas Southard

On Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, the Bucks County Catholic Committee on Scouting will sponsor a pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel in Bensalem, PA.  The event, from 10am-2pm, will include a tour of the shrine, Mass in the chapel, and the Footsteps of American Saints program, culminating with the award for St. Katharine.  The program costs $10, and everyone must bring a bagged lunch.  

Please RSVP to Jean Turner by November 1, 2016.

The registration form can be found here.

2016 Scout Retreat

posted Aug 24, 2016, 2:55 PM by Thomas Southard   [ updated Aug 24, 2016, 2:56 PM ]

The 2016 Scout Retreat will be held September 30th to October 2nd at Horseshoe Scout Reservation in Rising Sun, MD.  Cost is $30 per camper, including meals and camping.  The program is open to Cubs, Webelos, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Sea Scouts, Venturers, and Leaders of all faiths and backgrounds.

2017 St. George Trek

posted Apr 9, 2016, 6:48 AM by Thomas Southard   [ updated Sep 10, 2016, 8:03 AM ]

The St. George Trek is a biennial, high adventure, backpacking retreat program for Catholic Scouts and Venturers administered by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting in cooperation with the Boy Scouts of America’s Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, NM. The program begins and ends in Albuquerque, NM, but the hike, itself, takes place at Philmont. 

In order to apply for the 2017 Trek, candidates must compose a brief essay (about one page) explaining why they would like to participate. This essay, together with the attached form, must be returned to the Archdiocesan Scout Chaplain by September 1, 2016. 

The fee for the 2017 trek is $800 per participant, to be funded by the Archdiocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting. 
Each participant will be responsible for travel costs and incidental expenses. 

For more information, please view the application or contact Bob Gabage at bobgabage@yahoo.com 

Also, check out the CatholicPhilly article about the 2015 Trek.

2017 Scout Mass

posted Mar 31, 2016, 10:12 AM by Thomas Southard   [ updated Mar 31, 2016, 10:12 AM ]

The 2017 Scout Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Chaput on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, at 11am in the Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.  Please download the save the date flier for more information.

2016 Scout Retreat

posted Mar 31, 2016, 10:10 AM by Thomas Southard   [ updated Mar 31, 2016, 10:11 AM ]

The 2016 Scout Retreat will be held September 30th - October 1st at Camp Horseshoe in the Chester County Council.  A downloadable save the date flier is now available.

Please visit our Retreat page for more information.


2016 Scout Mass: Thank You

posted Feb 9, 2016, 2:46 PM by Thomas Southard

The 2016 Scout Mass was a complete success, and a joyous experience for all those in attendance.  Thanks to all the adult leaders who took part in the day, who engaged their Scouts, and who have continued to help the youth grow in their faith.

CatholicPhilly published an article and accompanying photo gallery.  Please check it out.

Save the Date: 2017 Scout Mass

posted Feb 9, 2016, 2:43 PM by Thomas Southard   [ updated Feb 9, 2016, 2:43 PM ]

The 2017 Scout Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Chaput on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, at 11am in the Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.  Please save the date!

2016 Retreat Dates and Location!

posted Feb 2, 2016, 2:03 PM by Thomas Southard   [ updated Feb 2, 2016, 2:03 PM ]

The 2016 Scout Retreat will be held September 30th - October 1st at Camp Horseshoe in the Chester County Council.  Registration information will be forthcoming, and you can find promotional materials at our Retreat page.

Catholic Boy Scouts hike ‘God’s Country’ on 2-week retreat

posted Nov 1, 2015, 8:15 AM by Thomas Southard   [ updated Nov 1, 2015, 8:15 AM ]

Check out the article on CatholicPhilly.com about two young men from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia who attended the 2015 St. George's Trek at Philmont Scout Ranch.

“It is easy to notice the presence of God in the peace of nature, but in the busyness of the city, we need to set time aside each day to realize these blessings,” Rotzal said. Fisher expressed a similar sentiment: “It took me out of the busyness of life and away from technology and allowed me to focus on my spiritual side and really think,” he said.

2015 Scout Retreat-UPDATE

posted Jul 6, 2015, 7:27 PM by Thomas Southard   [ updated Jul 6, 2015, 7:52 PM ]

The 2015 Scout Retreat will be October 2nd-4th at Camp Ockanickon.  You can find registration information and promotional materials at our Retreat page.

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