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St. George Trek 2020

posted Nov 5, 2018, 1:55 PM by Thomas Southard   [ updated Nov 5, 2018, 1:56 PM ]

APPLY NOW for the 2020 St. George Trek at Philmont Scout Ranch.  More details can be found in our application due September 1, 2019.

New Process for Eagle Commendation Letter

posted Mar 29, 2018, 9:05 AM by Thomas Southard   [ updated Mar 29, 2018, 9:05 AM ]

Eagle Commendation letter:  Archbishop Chaput writes commendation letters to new Eagle Scouts who are members of parishes or units within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  Requests can be submitted by emailing Ms. Helene Carberry in the Office of Archbishop.  Requests should include the Scout's name, his unit type and number and chartered organization, his parish, the date of the Eagle presentation, and mailing address and phone number for the requesting person.

2018 Scout Mass

posted Mar 17, 2018, 1:55 PM by Thomas Southard   [ updated Mar 17, 2018, 1:55 PM ]

The Archdiocesan Scout Recognition Mass annually recognizes youth who have received the Light of Christ, Parvuli Dei, Ad Altari Dei, or Pope Pius XII awards; adults who receive Catholic Scouting awards; and Catholic Scouting units.

The 2018 Scout Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 28nd, 2018 at 11am at the Cathedral of SS. Peter & Paul.  Bishop Fitzgerald will be the celebrant.

Please download the Mass flier and share with all interested Scouts, Scouters, and families.

"They Listened for God's Voice": Reflections from the St. George's Trek

posted Mar 17, 2018, 1:43 PM by Thomas Southard   [ updated Mar 17, 2018, 1:44 PM ]

Four young men and a priest from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia attended the 2017 St. George's Trek at Philmont, where they considered their vocations.

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.

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