|Faith and Ministry Formation|
Youth and Young Adult Ministry
CATHOLIC COMMITTEE ON SCOUTING
"Living our Faith Through Scouting"
Chair: Nicholas M. Wieczorek
Chaplain: Rev. Steve Hoffer
The National Catholic Committee on Scouting® (NCCS) is a church committee of concerned Catholic lay people and clergy who see as their mission the constructive use of the program of the Boy Scouts of America as a viable form of youth ministry with the Catholic youth of our nation.
The committee, which is advisory to the Boy Scouts of America, seeks to sustain and strengthen the relationship between BSA and the Catholic Church in the United States.
Through interaction and dialogue with the Secretariat on the Laity and Family Life (the formal connection between youth ministry in the United States and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops), NCCS works cooperatively with various other groups involved in youth ministry in the United States.
The Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting (DCCS) works with the local diocese and BSA council(s) to promote and enhance Catholic faith formation while upholding the promise of "Duty to God" in the scouting program.
Calendar of Events 2016
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Scout Day of Reflection Retreat, Mt. Potosi
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Scout Emblems Mass, St. Anthony of Padua
July 5-20, 2017
St. George Trek, Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimarron, New Mexico
2016 Scout Mass “Scouts - Lights of Our Faith”
33rd Annual Scout Mass and Religious Emblems Presentation with Bishop Joseph A. Pepe was held on February 27, 2016.
The event was hosted by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church with mass being concelebrated with Rev. Bede Wevita, Pastor.
Recognition was given to 98 Cub Scouts within the
Diocese of Las Vegas.
Youth from Holy Family, Our Lady of Las Vegas, St. Anne, St. Anthony of
Padua, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Francis de Sales, St. Francis of
Assisi, St. John the Evangelist, St. Joseph, Husband of Mary and St.
Viator were presented medals for completion of Catholic Faith Religious
Activity Books produced by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting.
Families worked with the youth to complete the Light of Christ and
Parvuli Dei (Children of God) programs.
Deacon Alphonse Paduano who was recognized with
the St. George Religious Emblem in 2015 was Master of Ceremony to the
Bishop. Brian Hicks, Music Director; Pack 129 of SEAS and outstanding
support from members of the Parish provide an outstanding program. The
Scouts and Scouters of the parish proved a reception for all in