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The Diocese of Brooklyn

Catholic Committee on Scouting

Invites All to attend

 The Annual Catholic Youth Religious Award Convocation

Scouts / Adult Leaders in Full Uniform

Units bring American and Unit Flags for Procession and Blessing

Sunday afternoon, May 5th, 2019

Mary’s Nativity Church

46-02 Parsons Boulevard & Jasmine Avenue

Flushing, Queens, New York, 11355

Awards Ceremony 1:00 – 2:00 PM in Church

 Reception with lite refreshments

 2:00 – 3:00 PM at Parish Center

Parking available in Church Parking lot or on-street

Allow extra travel time to arrive at Ceremony as May 5th is also the date of the Citywide 5 Boro Bike Ride with multiple road closures 


Catholic Scout Religious Emblems are presented at a Diocese of Brooklyn annual event called a Convocation. Each Scout who has earned a Catholic Faith Religious Emblem is invited to the Convocation to be publically recognized for completing all the requirements for a given award.  Awards are presented before an audience of parents, family members, unit members and clergy and emblem counselors. Retreat/IMGmedal.jpg


  Thanks to our 2019 Convocation host - Rev. Edward M. Kachurka, KCHS, Pastor  Mary's Nativity/ Saint Ann Parish, Queens, N.Y.



Catholic Committee Bi-Monthly Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 11, 2019,  7:00 - 9:00 PM
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Rectory
2805 Fort Hamilton Parkway, near "F' train stop 
Brooklyn, N.Y.  11218

Fall Catholic Scout Reteat
A Scout is Reverent 
Friday Evening,  October 11 - Noon, Sunday, October 13th. 2019
(Columbus Day Weekend) 
Reeves Conference Center
Alpine Scout Camp, N.J. 
Come as a Unit or Family Group for the Full Weekend or for Saturday Only
All Meals Catered at Cub World Dining Hall 
Pictures below are from last year's retreat in November 2018, More posted in the Retreat Gallery. 





Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio celebrated Mass with the Staff, Leaders and Campers at Ten Mile River Scout Camps on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.   NET TV covered the event and the reporters story and video can be seen on Currents at this link:  https://netny.tv/episodes/currents/strengthening-life-skills-faith-at-boy-scout-camp/   Other photos are posted on the page listed on the toolbar to the left.


 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.

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.


 Membership in National Catholic Committee on Scouting

 Membership supports the efforts of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting to provide faith-based programs including religious emblems, activity patches, adult, unit and diocesam committee recognition awards; and national training conferences.  In addition to the NCCS quarterly newsletter, The Bridge, you will receive invitations to the annual meeting, to participate on NCCS Standing Committees, and Scouting in the Catholic Church Conference at Philmont Training Center.  The membership term is one year from the date your application and payment is processed.  The cost of membership is only $35.00 per year or $350.00 for a non-refundable Lifetime membership. For more information contact Elizabeth Olivas, NCCS Program Administrator at (972)580-2114. You may register online at the NCCS website.  http://www.nccs-bsa.org/index.php



Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Ph.D, D.D.
7th Bishop of Brooklyn 
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio's Annual Dinner for Scouting
Wednesday Evening, May 8th 2019
El Caribe, Strickland Avenue,  Brooklyn N.Y.
6:00 -7:00 Cocktail Reception
7:00 - 9:00 Awards Reception 
Bishops Good Scout Awardees:
James P. O'Neill,  Commissioner, NYPD
Hon. Bernard J. Graham, Justice Kings County Supreme Court
Hon. Robert J. Miller, Associate Justice, Appellate Division
Christopher Coscia, CEO, Theodore Roosevelt Council, B.S.A.

Lifetime Achievement Awards 
John Joseph Antoniello 
Charmane Chung 
Service to Youth Award 
Rev. Edward Kachurka, KCHS, Pastor,  Mary's Nativity / Saint Ann Parish 
Chairman's Award 
Deacon James Noble, CCOS Chaplain
Saint George Awards
Rev. Msgr. John W. Maloney,Pastor, Saint Anselem 
Miroslaw (Mirek) Brzezinski, Saint Anselem's Scouting Programs 
Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Romano, Pastor, Our Lady of Guadalupe  
Pelican Awards 
Rev. Lew Maynard, Former Pastor, Saint Agatha's 
Harry D'Onofrio, Saint Anslem

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Awards
Our Lady of Lourdes Church: 
Cheryl Nierer
Dominiqe Pastrana
Francesca Tessier-Miller
Milagros Williams 
 Saint Anne Award 
Naalda Gomes, Incarnation Church 
Your support of our Dinner and Tribute Journal benefits the 
Diocese of Brooklyn Catholic Committee on Scouting Programs
including our May 5 Youth Religious Emblems Convocation and 
Annual Catholic Scout Retreat Weekend October 11 - 13, 2019
Contact Brian Long for Journal Ad and Dinner Reservations
$135.00 per person


Peace Light from Bethlehem 
USA Welcome Ceremony and Distribution of the Peace Light Flame
Saturday, December 1, 2018
 John F. Kennedy International Airport
Our Lady of the Skies Chapel
Terminal Four, Upper Level
Jamaica, Queens, New York 
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Peacelight - North America



 April 25 - 28,  2019

Tulsa, OK   74146 


International Awareness Recognition


The International Catholic Conference of Scouting provides an opportunity for its members to meet together as friends in the Catholic Church. It links the Catholic Church and the Scouting Movement all over the world. It contributes to the complete education of young people through Scouting from the perspective of the Catholic faith. It develops and enhances the spiritual dimension of Scouting in the World Scout Movement.

The Pope appoints priests to work with the International Catholic Conference of Scouting as ecclesiastical assistants (chaplains). This recognition activity is an ongoing special project of the International Committee of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting (USA). Proceeds will further the work of the International Catholic Conference of Scouting and help enable representation by NCCS chaplains at ICCS meetings and NCCS chaplain support at international scouting events.


All youth and adults—Scouts or non-Scouts, Catholic or non-Catholic, male or female—are welcome to participate in the Religious Activity Programs promoted by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting. These activities include the Rosary Series, the Footsteps of American Saints, the International Catholic Awareness Award, and the Good Turn Project. The activities may be used by families, schools, or any Girl Scout, Boy Scout, Cub Scout, American Heritage Girl, Campfire or Venturer.

Activity Requirements

The youth and adults must perform the requirements for their grade level to complete this activity. Click on the program link above related to the grade level of the youth to see the detailed requirements. For a printable flier click here.

Completion of the Activity

After completing the requirements, a parent or scout leader will complete the NCCS Order Form and mail it along with the applicable fee to the NCCS. The answers to the questions do not need to be forwarded when ordering the patch.


The Pins, Medallions, and Patches are to be presented to those who earned them and can be presented in a formal Awards Mass, Scout meeting, by family members, etc. The key is to make the presentation special, so the youth understand why they have earned this patch. Also, the presentation should be done in a timely manner so the youth is recognized shortly after completing the activity.

Ordering of Recognition:

Please submit your orders using the Online NCCS Order Form.

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