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Scouting in the Catholic Church

The National Catholic Committee (NCCS) on Scouting is hosting the ”Scouting in the Catholic Church” conference at the Philmont Training Center from July 16 - 22, 2017. The conference focuses not only on the mission of the NCCS, but also involves participants in adult faith formation and an understanding of the concept of ”Scouting as youth ministry.” It is designed for any adult interested in using Scouting as a program of Catholic youth ministry to include Scout chaplains, priests, permanent deacons, (arch)diocesan or parish youth ministers; diocesan, regional and national Catholic committee leadership and members.

The Philmont Training Center (PTC) is also an excellent family vacation spot. PTC offers a full, organized program for every member of the family from infants to spouses. Family members are joined by others in their age group to participate in carefully designed, age-appropriate programs under the leadership of trained and experienced Philmont staff.

Please share this information with members of your (arch) diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting, Catholic Scouters, COR's, chaplains, priests, permanent deacons, and youth ministers. Registration is now open and you can do so on line at This link will take you to the Philmont Training Center web site. When the page opens, click "Click Here to Register for 2017".

If you want a copy of the flier, you can download it from this link