Walk in the Son

As several religious emblems require candidates to attend a religious retreat as part of the program. Our committee has expanded this event to include Scouts and adults of all ages.  They are held once a year to fulfill the religious emblems requirements.

We have switched the dates between spring and fall based on volunteer’s time to host and staff the event.   In the past, we have held the retreat at various BSA, GSUSA, and Catholic organization properties.

Watch for future announcements when and where the next retreat will be held.

NCCS National Catholic Leadership Development

In addition to youth-focused retreats, the committee hosts a Scout leader-focused retreat.  

Lay apostolate formation is the process by which we, as Catholic Scouters, create greater awareness of our role to “seek the kingdom of God by engaging in temporal affairs and by ordering them according to the plan of God.” (Dogmatic Constitution on the Church-Lumen Gentium, 31). We fulfill the role of the lay apostolate through our involvement in the secular realm of the Boy Scouts of America giving us the opportunity to carry out the necessary task of evangelizing the secular world, particularly through our involvement with children and adolescents.

The National Catholic Leadership Development is designed to help Scouters come to a better understanding of the role of religious faith in their lives. The program is designed to be experiential and not overly didactic. Through a series of guided reflections, both the individual and the group examine Scripture passages to ascertain how God is calling each to respond.

The Scouter does not have to know any specific doctrines, nor is an extensive knowledge of Scripture presumed. What is of critical importance, however, is that the Scouter be reflective and be willing to share those reflections with others.

The program has four component parts or dimensions. These are: the call to leadership, the call to holiness, the call to conversion, and the call to worship.

Under ideal circumstances the program will be held over a weekend at either a Scout camp or a retreat house. This extended time commitment allows for more reflection and deeper discussion. The objective is to provide an environment in which the Scouter may come to an understanding of personal faith and then experience the confidence to share that faith in the Scouting community.

Watch for future announcements when and where the next retreat will be held.