Serving Catholic Scouts in South Jersey

Upcoming Events

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2/12/23 BSA Scout Sunday

2/18/23 9:45am - 11:45am Service visit to Paul's Run Retirement Community.

3/11/23 10:00am Service Project/Lunch/Tour St. Joseph's Church, Camden

3/12/23 Girl Scout Sunday

3/25/23 10:00am - 2:30pm Cub Scout Religious Emblem Fun Day at Our Lady of Hope Parish Center

4/1/23 8:30am - 3:30pm Ten Commandment Hike

5/6/23 Religious Emblem Coordinator Training, Merit Badge College, Roosevelt

6/3/23 9:00am - 12:00pm Service Project Joseph's House, Camden

6/3/23 12:30pm - 3:00pm Board of Review, De Sales Service House

6/17/23 10:00am - 12:00pm Religious Award Ceremony for all Faiths

Questions can be directed to :

Catholic Committee Chairman Joseph Brennan at

Scouts who work on religious emblem programs learn more about themselves, our church and their faith. They explore themes such as the sacraments, Mary as a model of discipleship, the Holy Spirit’s role in their lives and their vocation as disciples who give witness to their faith. These programs are great examples of comprehensive youth ministry.

The programs are catechetical in nature; they help youth know and live their faith.

Religious emblem programs encourage youth to develop a life in which prayer and worship are core elements.

Catholic scouts who work on these emblem programs have an opportunity to evangelize others- their peers, and even their families.

Scouts who engage in additional work for these emblems show themselves to be leaders, and the emblem programs help them to develop their leadership skills.

In their scout troops and especially while working toward religious emblems, scouts experience positive community life among their peers and with adult mentors.

The religious emblem programs bring young people into relationship with caring, responsive adults who provide pastoral care, helping young people develop positive assests and avoid at-risk behaviors.

Presenting religious emblems at a wonderful annual ceremony is one way that we advocate for youth, showcasing their gifts, hard work and leadership abilities for our church and community.

No doubt, Scouting – especially through the religious emblems programs – is youth ministry!

Scouting is youth ministry!

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