Fall 2018 Catholic Scout Reteat
The Lord our God, is Lord Alone.
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,
with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength.
You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
2018 Retreat Weekend was Friday evening
November 2 thru Noon Sunday, November 4.
The Day of Reflection was Saturday November 3.
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Nicholas DiMarzio celebrated Mass with the Staff, Leaders and Campers at Ten Mile River Scout Camps on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.
The Mass was held in Camp Keowa following lunch at the Dining Hall with Staff, Campers, Leaders and members of the Catholic
Committee on Scouting. 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:
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
(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.
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
The National Catholic Committee on Scouting® has established the Emmett J.
Doerr Memorial Distinguished Scout Scholarship to be awarded to six outstanding Catholic high school seniors who are Scouts
in a BSA program and continuing their education in college. The requirements are listed in the Eligibility Requirements section
on this page. Applications are due to the NCCS office by March 1 of each year.
Purpose of Scholarship:
To honor Mr. Emmett J. Doerr, who was a dedicated Catholic Scouter and a very active member of the National
Catholic Committee on Scouting® (NCCS). He was the first recipient of the Brother Barnabas Founders Award. His other honors
include the Silver Antelope, Silver Beaver and the St. George medals. The Doerr family and the NCCS are continuing his legacy
by offering this scholarship in his name to six (6) distinguished Catholic Scouts.
- Six separate awards of $2000 each.
- Must be used for the year awarded unless approved by Scholarship
- Disbursement from the
scholarship fund will be made directly to an accredited institution of higher learning at the beginning of the enrollment
- The scholarship will be
used to defray necessary costs of the awardee's tuition, room or board.
- Be a practicing Catholic.
- Be a full time High-School Senior.
- Be a registered young man or woman actively involved with a Scout Troop, Varsity
Scout Team, Venturing Crew or Sea Scout Ship.
- Held or is currently holding a leadership role in his or her unit.
- Earned the Ad Altare Dei or Pope Pius XII Religious Award.
- Earned the Eagle Scout, Silver Award or Quartermaster Award.
- Provided service to his or her home parish
(Altar Server, Lector, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, staffing youth retreats, etc.)
- Held or is currently holding a leadership role in a school
or community organization other than scouting.
- Submit an application with four (4) letters of recommendations. One letter each must come from a religious institution,
Scouting Unit, School, and Community.
- Submit official high school transcript.
- Submit an acceptance letter from an accredited institution of higher learning, if selected as a Scholarship recipient.
- Provide a 3 X 5 picture with application.
- Submit application to:
Boy Scouts of America
Attn: NCCS-Emmett J. Doerr Memorial Scout Scholarship
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079
- Only applications postmarked by March 1st
will be considered.
are reviewed by the NCCS Scholarship Committee and the top 10 are forwarded to the Doerr family for the final selection.
- The six(6) scholars will be selected no
later than May 1st.
recipients will be notified no later than May 15th. Note: Only the winners are notified.
- A press release will be sent out on June
1st with the names of all the winners.
- Scholarship recipients must provide a copy of the institution of higher learning's billing information, as soon as possible,
so that the award amount can be remitted.
- All information sent becomes the property of NCCS.
- All decisions of the Scholarship Committee are final.
can be obtained from NCCS:
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio
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
Jamaica, Queens, New York
Gathering of Messengers of Peace starts at 2:30
Ceremony and distribution of the Peace Light flame will commence approximately 3:00 PM
Event concludes by 4:00 to allow Chapel to be prepared for the Catholic Mass scheduled for 5:00
All welcome, but Seating may
Bring a parafin oil lamp or lantern
and a bucket to allow for safe transportation of the Peace Flame from the Airport to your destination
Follow all directions of Airport Security, and Port Authority of
N.Y. / N.J. Police
as Airport Security level is always "high".
Scouting members asked to wear uniforms
Terminal Four "Short Term Parking" ticket
will be validated by Chapel staff for event participants
Communicate your Peace Light distribution route and plans on our Facebook site:
Peacelight - North America
Scouting in the Local Church- Diocesan Catholic Committee Development
March 5th - 9th, 2019. Florida Sea Base, Florida Keys, FL.
Spend a five days at Florida Seabase this Conference which
will include the Theology of the Church, Where Catholic Committees fit in as a ministry, and how to organize a successful
Diocesan Catholic Committee. Registration Fee - Option 1 - $400 participant including lodging with bedding and
towels, meals, snacks, meeting facilities and course materials. Option 2 - without lodging is $200 per participant.
More information available at : Kathy Polowski, 480-244-6806.
2019 NCCS ANNUAL MEETING
April 25 - 28, 2019
Tulsa, OK 74146
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.
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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the official approval of the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, or the Greater N.Y. Councils of the Boy Scouts of America.
This website is linked to the National Catholic Committee on Scouting web sites of the BSA and National Federation of Catholic
Youth Ministry, Inc.