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Faith and Ministry Formation

Youth and Young Adult Ministry

"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 2018

Scout Sunday
February 4, 2018

Scout Emblems Mass with the Bishop
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Holy Family

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 attendance.

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