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...).

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- click on the link below for a map https://www.google.com/maps/place/Kenrick+Glennon+Seminary/@38.585204,-90.32404,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x253d85dfa46b3e38

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 sessions- 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.
 

For more information see the attached letter!

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.

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 Cathedral

Date: 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 AdAltare 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 15 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 Quality unit award along with the adult St. George award will be presented at the Cathedral.

How can we have Parvuli Dei Parish Representatives at the Cathedral?

**We do offer to all parishes on a first come first serve basis to have parish representative for the Parvuli Dei awards. We accept a total of 50 youth Diocesan wide earning the Parvuli Dei award to be a Representative. Contact the office of Scouting Ministry with the 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 Parvuli Dei Parish Representatives.

Why is Scout Sunday Celebrate 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, just celebrate Scout Sunday in your parish!

Scout Sunday Bulletin Covers for your local Parish

If 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. Some parishes celebrate Scout Sunday on the actual anniversary and some celebrate the anniversary in other months. There is no right or wrong way, just celebrate Scout Sunday!  

Currently the two companies that service the St. Louis Archdioces.

J.S. Paluch.Co., Inc.www.PaluchPartners.com 

Liturgical Publications, Incwww.4LPi.com

Liturgical 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.

  

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

Girls' Retreat in St. Louis Review!

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Girls' retreat draws teen closer to faith through Eucharist

by Jennifer Brinker, jbrinker@archstl.org (http://stlouisreview.com/article/2012-08-22/girls-retreat-draws)

Sometimes, it takes a special moment to realize the importance of the Eucharist.

For Natalie Riat-Masterson, that moment came at a Girls Encounter Weekend five years ago. Her favorite part of the camping retreat, hands down, was eucharistic adoration outside under the stars. The campground was lit only by torchlight. Priests were on hand to hear confessions throughout the night.

"When I came here, I didn't like going to church," said the high school junior and member of Queen of All Saints Parish in Oakville. "And I didn't ever go to adoration. I didn't know how to pray very well, either." She said it's hard to explain, but she believes it was that encounter with Christ in adoration that led her on the path to becoming reconnected with her faith.

The experience has left Natalie wanting to give that same experience to girls who attend the retreat, held every August at Camp Fiddlecreek, a Girl Scout property in Gray Summit. This year, the retreat was held Aug. 17-19. The theme was "Game On!"

The weekend is sponsored by the archdiocesan Catholic Youth Apostolate's Office of Catholic Scouting, Catholic Committee on Scouting. It's open to all girls -- not just Catholic Girl Scouts -- in seventh through 12th grades. There is a separate program for high school participants, and high schoolers are generally involved as youth staff. Beyond adoration and confessions, activities during the weekend include vocation-focused talks, sports, crafts, live praise and worship music and Mass at the close of the retreat.

Natalie, as a youth staff member, helps plan the weekend from start to finish, including the theme and activities. The high schoolers also guide the younger girls throughout the retreat, offering a friendly presence and a peer-to-peer connection, where they can talk about faith and relationships, among other things.

Barb Hussey, adult retreat director, said she is impressed with the creativity and thoughtfulness the youth staff put into planning the retreat. "A lot of very deep faith is put into this, to pull it all together," she said.

Natalie's mom, Donna Masterson, is one of several parents who lend their assistance during the retreat. As she was sifting through the girls' evaluation forms at the end of the weekend, she noted, "almost everyone said they loved adoration. And many said they hadn't been before."

Donna Masterson said her daughter "brings away something new every time," from the retreat. And it's certainly strengthened her family's faith life, too. "Before this, we never went to adoration," she said. Now they go together as a family at their parish.

Ann Lederman, director of the Catholic Scouting Office, said youths involved in Scouting are often so busy that they don't have time to be involved in a parish youth group, for example. In the context of faith, "this is how we can minister right to young people in their own environment and bring the message of Jesus Christ to them. These weekends are a perfect example of that."

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