Retreats and Training for Adults

Moderator 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.

To schedule a training  please call Joe Dobrynski 314-792-7613 or email for further questions.

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. 



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

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

This information will be used to send communications, generating certificates, name tags and for the program booklet at the prayer service on Religious Awards Sunday at the Cathedral.


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.


New Catholic COR Training Available

The National Catholic Committee on Scouting has created the Catholic Charter Organizational Representative (COR) training to provide guidance to BSA volunteers working with Catholic chartered programs. While this training is not mandatory, it is an invaluable resource for BSA leadership, volunteer and professional, working with Catholic chartered units.

These new modules can be found in the BSA Learn Center by selecting Position > COR Training > NCCS COR Training.

Catholic Programs Workshop for Cub, Boy and Venture Scouts!

Are you interested in learing more about our Catholic Programs?

WHEN: Spring 2020

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!!!!  (


To Register: e-mail or call the Office of Youth Ministry at (314)-792-7613.



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. 

We are more than happy to help schedule a training with our faciliators. 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 792-7613 or email Joe Dobrynski


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
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