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...).

Encounter Weekend 2014

Come Join us for a weekend camping,and outdoor fun with friends! Registration is open! Don't miss out!! All your friends will be there!
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Who:  All Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts

What: A weekend of camping and outdoor fun with friends, challenging games, hiking, and activity stations in the woods. There will be live praise and worship music, Eucharistic Adoration, Reconciliation, and Mass.

Where: Beaumont Scout Ranch

When: September 19-21, 2014

Cost: Grade School Program-$25, High School Program-$30

Scouter Development: The Scouter Development Training Program will be offered for adults on Saturday, September 20 from 9am-3:30pm. This program fulfills a requirement for local and national quality unit awards. Two-4-One: if your unit is registered for the weekend, come to the program free of charge. All other adults are welcome to come for $10. Lunch will be provided.

Sign up online at www.catholicscoutingstl.org/register Sponsored by the Office of Catholic Scouting Ministry and the Catholic Committee on Boy Scouts

The Romantic Revolution

Retreat For Young Women Grades 7-9 Open to all girls Ideal for Mary, the First Disciple Award through Catholic Scouting Ministry Don't miss out! The registration deadline is September 1st

This retreat is open to young women in grades 7 - 9 interested in learning more about relationships, romance and pure love in today's world. At least one adult for each group is expected to attend (no more than 10 girls per adult), and moms are more than welcome! Come as a big group or just a mother/daughter team.

Teen and young adult members of The REAP Team will give testimony to the power and beauty of chastity and how only through living out this virtue can true romance be revived in our world.

Don't miss out! The registration deadline is September 1st

http://www.reapteam.org/romantic-revolution

Questions? Contact Rachel Allen at 314.971.3153.

*For those trying to earn the Mary, the First Disciple Award, the Romantic Revolution fulfills the Chapter 1, Requirement #8 in the Faith Formation Award book.

Troop Leaders, Teacher and Principals - Please download a copy of the Romantic Revolution Flier to promote in your groups, classrooms and schools.  Consider even giving girls extra credit for attending.

Presented by The REAP Team
In cooperation with The Office of Catholic Scouting
Agencies of the Catholic Youth Apostolate (CYA)
Archdiocese of St. Louis

Feedback from the Romantic Revolutions:

From the teen girls:
-I loved this retreat! It was fun and full of non-stop activities. I think that young people will choose to become chaste.
-I thought it was really fun since it was explained really well.  I learned that chastity is a better way to live.
-I liked it a lot. I can actually use the information in real life
-It was awesome. I learned a little about chastity in school but I learned a lot here.
-I always love hearing real life stories so I loved the talks.
-It made me think about how I act with guys.
-I liked the modesty talk from Chris (the guy on the team).
-I thought it was great. I really like the talks. I will always remember to believe in myself.
-I thought about how much I need God in all my relationships.
-I learned God has more meaning to me than a guy can treat me.

From the moms & troop leaders:
-I have to let you know the best part of the day was our drive home (approx. 35 minutes), my daughter and I had some great conversations about chastity, God, boys, school and choices!  Here's to keeping the talking going and to continuing the "Romantic Revolution."
-Covered a range of very appropriate topics that were presented at a level that all the girls could easily understand.
-The talks from the teens were most memorable for me.
-I especially liked the male perspective on how men/boys view women.
-Excellent - right mix of talks and mixers and activities.
-Yes, (I grew closer to God) by seeing how one little event may change the future of even one girl and how the word of chastity can be spread so easily and quickly.

Retreats and Training for Adults

Moderators Training

Training for Mary, the First Disciple – "The Marian Award"

Training is required for all moderators who want to work with girls on this program.

All meetings are at the Cardinal Rigali Center, in the CYA conference room (2nd Floor West Wing). Times vary by date

Training Dates:

  • Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6:30pm to 9pm
  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 11:00 to 1pm
  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 6:30pm to 9pm
  • Thursday, June 11, 2015, 6:30pm to 9pm

Each Moderator will be given a resource guide book at the training. 

You may purchase the Faith Formation award books that day. 

We encourage each moderator to purchase a book for your own use as well. 

We will provide drinks and a light snack. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the meeting to ensure a prompt start.

To register for the Moderator Training please register online at http://registration.stlyouth.org/form/mary-first-disciple-moder

Call Jennifer Trousdale at 314-792-7613 or email Jennifertrousdale@archstl.org for further questions.

Are you working with a group of girls this year for the Mary, the First Disciple Faith Formation Award Program? 

New this year....Check out how we want you to register!

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

 

What: Scouter Development Training

Come Share, Grow, Develop and Lead!

When: September 20, 2014

Where: Beaumont Scout Reservation

(held in conjunction with the Encounter Weekend Retreat )

Cost:  $10 per person OR take advantage of our Two-4-One Special.

Two-4-One Special-If you are signed up to attend the Encounter Weekend with your troop and will be camping with your unit, there is no additional charge to attend the Scouter Development! 

Register online or via fax, e-mail or US mail at:

Office of Catholic Scouting                      

20 Archbishop May Drive                        E-mail: annlederman@archstl.org

St. Louis, MO  63119                               Online:  www.catholicscoutingstl.org

314-792-7608     Fax:  314-792-7619 

Fee includes course materials, meals and accommodations

Troop & Crew Chaplain Training

The Religious Relationships Task Force of the BSA has developed and endorsed a handbook to guide religious leaders, unit leaders, and other volunteers in selecting and supporting chaplains (adults) and chaplain aides (youth).  Its provisions also guide those adults and young men and women who serve in these key leadership roles.

 

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:  Please let us know if you are coming by October  15th to assist us with our planning.         However…………walk-ins are welcome!

To Register: e-mail Jennifertrousdale@archstl.org or call the Office of Catholic Scouting at

(314)-792-7613.

 

For more information see the attached flyer below.

 

Religious Emblem Counselor Training

Emblem Training is only required for the Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius XII Programs; however, the training covers all of the Catholic faithbuilding programs, if the group wants the information.

We are in the  process of developing an online training program to make it more convient for the busy volunteers.We had hoped to have the online training by now but ran into some major challenges. 

In the interim we ask that you purchase the counselors guide book, read it, and start your program. You may purchase the books from our office, online or in the office or at the local Scout Shop.

Additional resources are attached below for your use. If you have questions or want to talk with someone who is an experienced facilitator, just give us a call. We will connect you with a Catholic Committee Member, they'll be glad to assist you in any way they can.

If you have questions contact 792-7608 or email Ann Lederman

 

 Adolescent Catechesis

National Initiative on Adolescent Catechesis Defined - http://adolescentcatechesis.org/

The Partnership for Adolescent Catechesis began in 2003 from a desire to develop a common vision for adolescent catechesis in order to address serious lapses in the Church’s formation of adolescents. Since its inception, the Partnership has worked to complement the themes and approaches for catechesis with adolescents as presented in the National Directory for Catechesis (2005), the U.S. Church’s guide to religious formation which is shaped by the Vatican’s General Directory for Catechesis (1997).

Concurrent with these developments within the Catholic Church, the National Study of Youth and Religion identified serious challenges regarding the ability of Catholic adolescents to articulate their faith and live as a disciple of Jesus Christ. The CARA Report, digesting the NSYR research, reinforced among Catholic leaders the growing need for parish and school leaders to rethink the Church’s pastoral ministry and educational outreach with young people. Uppermost on the minds of pastoral and educational leaders is the quality and quantity of the resources, including trained personnel, dedicated to responding to the religious and spiritual hungers of our young people. In response to these developments, the Partnership for Adolescent Catechesis has begun the groundbreaking development of a seven-year National Initiative on Adolescent Catechesis.

Scouting in the Catholic Church

Each year, the National Catholic Committee on Scouting conducts the "Scouting in the Catholic Church" training conference at Philmont Training Center in Cimarron, NM as part of BSA Relationships Week. The conference brings together religious and lay participants with varying experience in Scouting and the Catholic faith. The goal of the conference is to help the participants understand how Scouting is a Youth Ministry and how to use the information in their dioceses* when talking with Scouters, priests, and youth ministers.

More Information:

•Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6:30pm to 9:00pm
•Tuesday, January 27, 2014, 11:00 to 1:00pm
•Tuesday, February 17, 2014, 6:30pm to 9:00pm
•Thursday, June 11, 2014, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

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

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

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

Parents and Moderators...

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

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 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.

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 registraion form

 

 

 

 

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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.

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