Catholic Committee - Next bi-monthly
meeting is on Tuesday, May 22, 7:00 - 9:00 PM,
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Rectory, Marion Center, Kensington, Brooklyn 11218
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 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/
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,
faith and discernment of vocation" and the 2018 9th World Meeting of Families
"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.
Date for the Catholic Scout Retreat, Reeves Conference Center & Cub World,
November 2 - 4, 2018 - Alpine Scout Camp,
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 meeting location : Saint Paul's Church,
Congress Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Parade line of march gathering time
Contact person to sign up your Scout unit -
Parade Chairman, Lamondo R. Spicer, Long Island Assembly 703
Pope Pius Award Requirements Updated -
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!
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.
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.
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,
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
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
Chief Charles Scholl, NYPD Brooklyn South
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
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,
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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