Patrick Berney, Chairman CCOSC1701 Gelding LaneVienna, VA 22182 703-255-2445E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Augustine M. Tran, ChaplainSaint James Catholic Church905 Park AvenueFalls Church, VA 22046-3104703-532-8815E-mail: email@example.com
Help our youth involved in Catholic Scouting to experience and express their faith in appropriate ways. Please view this flier for more information and to locate the materials.
Monthly committee meetings Next Meeting: May 3, 20167:30 pmSt. James in Falls Church, Ministry House (913 Park Ave.)
Annual Diocesan Scouting MassBishop Loverde celebrated the Mass at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More on February 6, 2016. He honored Patrick Berney, Chair of the Catholic Committee on Scouting. See more here.
Scout Sunday Patch Order Form
Holy Orders Day--Young MenWas hosted February 20, 2016 at Mount St. Mary's Seminary, Emmitsburg, MD. For more information email Mark Kramer firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Women Event/Retreat: TBD
Young Scout RetreatWas hosted Feb. 27, 2016 Young Scout Retreat FlierYoung Scout Retreat Permissions Form
Religious Emblems Counselor Training TBD Fall 2016, 2:30 pm, St. JamesReligious Emblems Counselor ApplicationReligious Emblems Training Flier
Please review this link to find out more about how to recognize scouting leaders for supporting spiritual formation of youth in the diocese.
“In the Catholic Church, there is one particular aspect of Scouting that deserves special attention today. Scouting has tremendous potential for developing Christian leaders from among Catholic youth. It provides a powerful complement to the Church's ministry to Catholic youth. Through the religious emblems program, Scouts have an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith and to engage in regular service to their parish churches. Scouting, under the tutelage of adult Catholic leaders, offers young people a unique opportunity to grow in faith and in leadership in the company of their peers.”- Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger, Episcopal Liaison to Scouting
The Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting and Campfire (DCCOSC) gives guidance, vitality and leadership in the spiritual phase of Scouting to all Catholic Scouts and Scouters of the Diocese. The committee endeavors to make the entire Scouting program available to young people in parish units and in units operated by Catholic Organizations. The DCCOSC supplements the programs of the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America and Campfire USA with special instructions and activities, in the spiritual phase of Scouting as it relates to Catholics.
5. Members-at-large as needed to carry out the religious and Scouting programs.
The majority of Scouting Units in the Diocese are affiliated with the National Capital Area Council (NCAC) of the Boy Scouts of America or the Girl Scouts Council of the Nations Capital (GSCNC). Scouting units in the far south or west of the Diocese may be affiliated with adjacent Scout Councils. The areas of the Scout Councils extend into the Archdiocese of Washington in Maryland and Washington, D.C.
(The Archdiocese has an active scouting Committee and we work together on many projects of mutual interest). Campfire USA is a fairly small presence in our diocese.
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