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Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio will celebrate Mass with the Staff, Leaders and Campers at Ten Mile River Scout Camps on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.  The Mass will be held at 1:30 PM at Our Lady of the Lake Chapel, on Crystal Lake, in Camp Keowa. 

The Annual Youth  Religious  Awards  Convocation

was on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Brooklyn N.Y. 

The Photo below was published by the Tablet see this link  https://thetablet.org/scout-recognition-awards-presented-at-convocation/ 


Convocation 2018
 Convocation 2018
Photos Credit - Hiram Jacob Segarra  ©
For more of Hiram's photographs see the Convocation Link at the Top Left Side of this page 

Fall 2018 Catholic Scout Retreat
" My Soul is Thirsting for the Living God" 

Participation Open to all Boy Scout and Girls Scout Units in NYC

The October 2018 Theme of the Worldwide Meeting of Catholic Bishops is "Young people,
the faith and discernment of vocation" and the 2018 9th World Meeting of Families Theme is
"The Gospel of the family, Joy for the world". 

The Retreat Theme is the Reading Response for November 3.
Note : Nov. 2 is All Souls Day. and Sunday, November 4 is the date of the NYC Marathon. 


Save the Date for the Catholic Scout Retreat, Reeves Conference Center & Cub World,
November 2 - 4, 2018 - Alpine Scout Camp, Alpine N.J.
(Book your Unit Campsite, Leantos or Cabins ASAP - GNYC Camping Services - 212 - 242-1100)



Independence Day Parade - Knights of Columbus
Invites all Scout Units to march - Saturday, June 23, 2018, Parade Steps Off at 11:00AM from
   Parade meeting location :  Saint Paul's Church,
234 Congress Street,  Brooklyn, NY  11201 
Parade line of march gathering time 10:00 AM
Contact person to sign up your Scout unit - 
Parade Chairman, Lamondo R. Spicer, Long Island Assembly 703 or Rick Kenney, 646-300-4325, richard.kenney@gmail.com


 Pope Pius Award Requirements Updated -
New Book now available in electronic download version
 The long-awaited thorough revision of the Pope Pius XII religious emblem program is finally available to the Catholic Scouting community!

The Participant’s Manual (listed as the 2017 Edition) is available using one of the following three methods:

(1) Download from the NCCS Literature Online Order form on the NCCS website (About Us>Order Forms and Literature>NCCS Literature Online Order Link).

Participants can download a copy for $3.00.

(2) Order a hard-copy via the same online form. NCCS will provide a printed copy via mail for $10.00.

(3) Purchase a copy from the BSA Supply Division or official Scout Shops. The availability and cost are not yet determined.

The new Pope Pius XII Facilitator’s Manual (2016 Edition) is available ONLY via the NCCS Literature Online Order form. Downloaded copies are $3.00 and printed copies are $10.00.

Use of the new manuals is highly encouraged. We recognize that some participants may have already started using the 2002 version and they should finish using that version.

It was decided during last week’s NCCS Biennial Conference that all Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers beginning the Pope Pius XII emblem program on or after January 1, 2019,

should use the new manual. No exceptions will be granted.


Thank You for Attending The Bishop's Annual Dinner for Scouting

Honoring Most Rev. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, DD, PhD


Tuesday evening, May 1, 2018

See the Tablet Article at this link: 



Bishop DiMarzio's 2018 Good Scout Honorees:


Rev. Thomas F. Vassalotti, Pastor Divine Mercy Parish, Brooklyn, Chaplain Emeritus, Diocese of Brooklyn C.C.O.S. , Eagle Scout


Deputy Chief Charles Scholl, NYPD Brooklyn South


Douglas Jablon, Executive Vice President, Maimonides Medical Center & Sponsor of the Celebration of Light


John DeLosa,  Long & DeLosa Construction  & Co-Founder of the Celebration of Light


Bronze Pelican Awardees

Helen P. Cureton, CCOS, Troop 333, Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Cambria Heights, Queens 

Rev. Franklin Ezeorah, Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Cambria Heights, Queens 

Deacon Vincent Lino, Chaplain CCOS,  Saint Anastasia Church, Douglaston, Queens

Rev. Fred Marano, Sacred Heart Church, Glendale , Queens

Tom Reilly, Scoutmaster Troop 427, Sacred Heart Church, Glendale, Queens 

Sean Rowley, Scoutmaster Troop 187, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Brooklyn 


 Saint George Awardees


Rev. Hilaire Belizaire, Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Cambria Heights, Queens

John DiMarco, Scoutmaster Troop 99,  Saint Athanasius Church, Brooklyn

Rev. John J. Fullum,  Sacred Heart Church, Glendale,  Queens

Rev. Peter D. Gillen, KCHS, Saint Brendan Church, Midwood, Brooklyn 

Rev. William A. With, Resurrection Church,  Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn 


Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton 


Jeanne Marie Cirone,  CCOS,  Girl Scout Leader,  Mary Queen of Heaven Church,  Brooklyn

Bishops Dinner 2018


Service to Youth Award


Vincent Gentile,R.A., PGK, Eagle Scout, Troop 22,  Saint Francis Xavier Church,  Brooklyn N.Y.




 Catholic Committee on Scouting Chairman's Award


 Archbishop John Hughes KOC Council # 481,  Brooklyn, N.Y.



National CCOS Quality Diocese Award for 2017 


The Dinner and Journal Proceeds benefit the Catholic Scouting Program of the Brooklyn Diocese

 Scouting in the Catholic Church Conference - Scouting as a youth ministry.  July 15 - 21, 2018. Philmont Training Center,  Cimarron New Mexico



Spend a week at Philmont for this inspirational Conference. 

Visit the Philmont Training Center website at:  http://www.philmontscoutranch.org/PTC.aspx

More information available at :  http://www.nccs-bsa.org/index.php/scouting-in-the-catholic-church


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