SCOUTING IS YOUTH MINISTRY
The values taught in Scouting are the same found in the Gospels. Scouting is an effective way to help Catholic youth to do their duty to God and to their country. Scouting builds character and teaches devotion to God in an environment that provides wholesome fun under the guidance of strong adult role models. The Scouting program provides a wonderful channel to involve youth in the life of Catholic parishes.
Young people experience Scouting as a growth into personal maturity and social responsibility. They learn to assume their role in life with a high degree of commitment and to care for others who are less fortunate. They develop a strong desire to build a culture of goodwill, respect for the environment, acceptance of duties, including the most fundamental of all duties — love of God and obedience to His will.
For more information on Catholic Scouting programs for boys, please contact Ann Resch. For more information on Catholic Scouting programs for girls, please contact Moira Delumpa.
To order the Catholic Scouting patch for the Diocese of San Jose (seen above), please click here.
UPCOMING EVENT Recognition Ceremony for Catholic Religious Awards
All Catholic Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Brownies, Girl Scouts and Little Flowers youth who have completed a religious program will be recognized and receive their medals at the annual prayer service and recognition ceremony. Note: This is not a Mass. Expected attire is scout uniform. In order for Scouts to be recognized at the ceremony, their application pages must be received by the Coordinators listed above by February 1, 2015.
Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph
Catholic youth achieving the highest award for their organization in 2012 are also recognized at the recognition ceremony:
Boy Scout – Eagle Scout
Venture – Silver Award
Girl Scout – Gold Award
Camp Fire – Wohelo Medallion