National CCS Information

Regional Training

Regional Training was successfully piloted in January 2009. It was instituted as a result of the 2007-8 Renewal Project where Scouters asked for training closer to home and more often than the Biennial meeting. Each region chairman and chaplain has been asked to conduct a series of training workshops as a part of their annual region meeting. Regional training information will be posted on the calendar page and on the region page under the Diocese CCS Contacts link.

Join us in TX April 21, 2012 after the NCCS Biennial Conference

Please join us for the Region 10 Training Conference on Sunday, April 21, 2012 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at the Dallas Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, Texas, the site of the 2012 NCCS Biennial Conference.

There will be two tracks offered. Basic Training for new Diocese and Region leaders, diocese committee members, diocesan and parish youth ministers, catechists, and BSA professionals who would like to learn more about how Catholic Scouting can enhance religious programs and grow new Scouting units. The second track will be an all-day National Catholic Leadership Development for Scouters.


Cost for the day-long (8:30 AM – 5:00 PM) training is $35.00 which includes training materials and luncheon. The menu for the Sunday luncheon is: Southwest Fajita Wrap: Sliced char-broiled chicken breast, roasted red and yellow peppers, shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, guacamole, shredded Monterey jack cheese, sour cream, spring greens in balsamic dressing, warm rolls, Key Lime Pie and Iced Tea, Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Twinings® Tea.


The training will be at the Dallas Marriott Las Colinas in Irving, TX, the location of the 42nd NCCS Biennial Conference in 2012. Those traveling to the training will be able to take advantage of the NCCS conference room rate of $99.00 per night (plus tax), by calling 1-888-236-2427, and giving the NCCS group code “fatfata,” or at the hotel’s custom NCCS group reservations landing page on-line “reslink:”

If you stay at the Marriott, your round-trip airport transfers from either DFW or DAL (Love Field) will be compliments of the Marriott, via advance reservations only made with the “GO Yellow Checker Shuttle” service, using the NCCS Biennial Meeting custom Web Portal link, or by calling 1-866-903-1900 and indicating to the agent that you are making reservations for airport transfers to and from the “NCCS Biennial Meeting” at the Marriott Las Colinas.

If you drive, this Marriott offers complimentary self-parking.


The registration form

More on the NCCS Annual meeting

2012 will mark the first time the NCCS has conducted its Biennial Conference in Dallas-Fort Worth. NCCS conference registrants from Region 10 will attend a meeting on Friday morning, April 20th, at which the state of our respective diocesan committees will be discussed and Fr. Tran and I will share national information. Registrants for our region training program on Sunday may choose to arrive early and select a one or two day NCCS conference registration option to take advantage of the NCCS conference events on Friday and Saturday, including, but not limited to, a Saturday Vigil Mass for the 3rd Sunday of Easter celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Douglas Deshotels of Dallas, a pre-banquet reception after Mass, and the formal NCCS Annual Banquet on Saturday night. (Banquet and other meal function tickets must be purchased separately on the registration form below, and are not included in the one or two day NCCS conference registration fee.) The 42nd NCCS Biennial Conference information and registration form may be found at the NCCS website: