Notes From the National Chairman
Dear Catholic Scouters,
Renew – Rebuild – Rejoice
On Monday November 13th the NCCS once again hosted a Bishops Breakfast at the opening of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Fall Meeting in Baltimore. The agenda included recognitions for Bishop Robert Guglielmone and Bishop James Tamayo for the extensive service they each gave to NCCS. The presentations and discussion included the 2017 National Scout Jamboree, NCCS service and program support provided at Philmont Scout Ranch and our new training program: Diocesan Committee Development Conference at the Florida Sea Base, and the BSA Family Scouting program. We had about one hundred bishops in attendance.
The breakfast was followed by our participation at the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. We had double the exhibit space than in the past which allowed us to have NCYC youth participate in a hands-on team-building experience. Nearly one thousand adults and youth came by our exhibit area to get information and ask questions. Needless to say the new “BSA Family Program” was a hot topic. Another strong attraction was our hourly drawings for Starbucks and Amazon gift cards.
Sue and I wish you a very Blessed Christmas season and a Happy New Year! Let’s make 2018 a banner year for Catholic Scouting!
George Sparks– NCCS National Chair