THE Biennial Conference IN ATLANTA STARTS IN:

2016 Annual Meeting
National Catholic Committee on Scouting
Atlanta, Georgia

Dear Colleagues in Catholic Scouting:

We are happy herewith to provide you with some preliminary, introductory information regarding our upcoming 44th NCCS Biennial Conference, April 7 - 10, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. This is the first time we've been able to bring our Biennial Conference to Atlanta in 50 years!!!

Hosted by the Catholic Committee on Scouting of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, our 44th NCCS Biennial Conference will be at the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center, 246 Perimeter Center Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA

Additional information we acquire will be posted as it is acquired, which we hope you will have later this month! If any of the information we've provided changes, we will let you know! We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!

Yours in Catholic Scouting,

Your NCCS Conference Management Team

Determining the Dates of Your Stay

Executive Committee

If you are on the Executive Committee, your first meeting is scheduled for 1:30 PM on Thursday, April 7, 2016, and your last meeting is scheduled to end at 5:00 PM on Sunday, April 10, 2016.

Standing Committees

If you serve on the Religious Activities, Religious Emblems, or Training Standing Committees, you have meetings scheduled for early afternoon on Thursday, April 7, 2016. All Standing Committees are meeting on Friday afternoon, April 8, 2016, and most are also meeting on Saturday afternoon, April 9, 2016.

Regional Chairs and Chaplains

If you are a Regional Chairman or Chaplain, you will be conducting your region meeting on Friday morning, April 8, 2016 at 8:00am, and will meet the rest of the day beginning at 9:30 AM with the Vice Chair for Regions.

General Membership & Business Meeting

The general membership and business meeting is at 9:15AM on Saturday, April 9, 2016

Workshops

The workshops are on Saturday afternoon, April 9, 2016, between 1:30 and 4:45 PM. Registered conference attendees will be able to choose to attend as many as four of TWENTY informative workshops scheduled at this conference. Please see the workshop schedule and descriptions elsewhere in the related conference information posted here!

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board meetings are scheduled for Friday morning, April 8, 2016, at 9:30AM and 1:30PM on Saturday afternoon, April 9, 2016.

Executive Board

The Executive Board meeting is scheduled from 8:30 AM to 12 Noon on Sunday, April 10, 2016

CUT-OFF DATE FOR "EARLY BIRD"/DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION FEE:
MARCH 10, 2016

The registration process for our 44th NCCS Annual Meetings is being conducted securely on-line, and you will be able to print a registration confirmation page for your records, and you will receive by email an automatically generated confirmation/receipt of your on-line registration transaction. You can include your spouse and/or guest in a single registration transaction.

    Be prepared to pay all calculated fees at the time of registration via credit card.
Here is the registration link:

Register
EXCEPTIONS!!: Please read this entire registration information section before utilizing this link to register.
IMPORTANT: If you will be unable to transact your registration on-line via credit card, please contact our NCCS Program Assistant at 972-580-2114 to request a hard-copy registration form.
(Your hotel room reservations must be transacted separately at the link provided for that purpose)

PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION

Registration is required for all participants at the 44th NCCS Biennial Conference. Your registration will generate a “packet” of materials for you to claim at our Conference Registration Tables in the Ballroom Foyer between 9 AM & 6 PM on Thursday, April 7, 2016, and 7 - 11 AM on Friday April 8, 2016. The packet will include your official conference credential (name badge) which is required for access to any conference meetings, workshops & program events. It will also include tickets for the meals included with your paid registration fee or purchased separately. Because meal counts must be provided to the hotel in advance of the conference, no meal tickets can be purchased on-site.

NCCS Associate or Life Member - The full-conference registration fee by March 10, 2016, is $390. The registration fee of $490 applies to registrations received after March 10th. This fee includes a non-refundable deposit of $65.00. The registration fee may be transferred-but not refunded after March 24, 2016. Requests for the refundable portion of the registration fee must be submitted in writing prior to March 24, 2016.

The FULL CONFERENCE PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES: Five (5) conference meals (Friday’s Continental Buffet Breakfast & Bishop’s Luncheon, Saturday’s “Breakfast of Champions,” and NCCS Annual Banquet, and Sunday’s Prayer Breakfast,- SEE MENU, embedded in this document) four (4) refreshment beverage breaks, Saturday evening pre-banquet reception hor d’oeuvres, conference participant credentials, conference commemorative patch, and program schedule booklet and other registration packet materials, and administrative services. (Meal tickets for the OPTIONAL Philmont Reunion Luncheon (& Jerusalem Cross Awards) on Saturday and Luncheon on Sunday must be purchased separately.)

Non-NCCS Member

The full-conference registration fee by March 10, 2016, is $435. The full conference registration fee of $555 applies to registrations received after March 10th. This fee includes a non-refundable deposit of $65.00 and an annual NCCS membership. The conference registration fee may be transferred-but not refunded-after March 24, 2016. Requests for the refundable portion of the conference registration fee must be submitted in writing prior to March 24, 2016.

The FULL CONFERENCE NON-NCCS MEMBER PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES: Five (5) conference meals (Friday’s Continental Buffet Breakfast & Bishop’s Luncheon, Saturday’s “Breakfast of Champions” and NCCS Annual Banquet, and Sunday’s Prayer Breakfast,,- SEE MENU, embedded in this document) four (4) refreshment beverage breaks, Saturday evening pre-banquet reception hor d’oeuvres, conference participant credentials, conference commemorative patch, and program schedule booklet and other registration packet materials, and administrative services. (Meal tickets for the OPTIONAL Philmont Reunion Luncheon (& Jerusalem Cross Awards) on Saturday and Luncheon on Sunday must be purchased separately.)

SPOUSE & GUEST REGISTRATION

Spouse / Guest -

    This registration category applies to spouses/guests who will NOT be participating in any meetings
. The full-conference spouse & guest registration fee before March 10th is $290. The full-conference spouse and/or guest registration fee of $365 applies to registrations received after March 10th. This fee includes a non-refundable deposit of $65.00. This fee includes a non-refundable deposit of $65.00. Registration fee is transferable but the refundable portion cannot be refunded if requests are not received in writing by Thursday, March 24, 2016.

The SPOUSE & GUEST REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES: FIVE (5) conference meals (Friday’s Continental Buffet Breakfast & Bishop’s Luncheon, Saturday’s “Breakfast of Champions” and NCCS Annual Banquet, and Sunday’s Prayer Breakfast,- SEE MENU, embedded in this document) four (4) refreshment beverage breaks, Saturday evening pre-banquet reception hor d’oeuvres, conference participant credentials, conference commemorative patch, and program schedule booklet and other registration packet materials, and administrative services. (Meal tickets for the OPTIONAL Philmont Reunion Luncheon (& Jerusalem Cross Awards) on Saturday and Luncheon on Sunday must be purchased separately.)

TWO DAY & ONE DAY REGISTRATION

These two registration options are available for anyone who is interested in attending--or only able to attend--part of our biennial conference. If registering on-line, multiple registrants in this category may register in a single registration process. If requesting and utilizing a “hard copy” paper registration form, EACH Two Day or One Day Conference Registrant must return a completed registration form; use a separate registration form for each person. The Two (2) day fee will be $315 per person registered; The One (1) Day fee will be $240 per person registered. All fees must be paid at the time of registration, and the same registration deadlines apply.

The TWO DAY, & ONE DAY REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES: scheduled refreshment beverage breaks on the day(s) for which you register, Conference credentials and materials, conference commemorative patch, and administrative services. (NO MEALS) If registering only for Saturday, your registration packet will be waiting for you on Saturday morning in the on-site Conference Office (Boardroom). (Tickets for ALL conference meals described herein must be purchased separately with Two Day or One Day registration; NO meals are included in the Two Day or One Day registration fee!)

REGISTRATION FOR CLERGY ON NCCS BUDGET

Clergy holding budgeted NCCS leadership positions will receive special registration instructions. Same deadlines for registration-and “out of pocket” fees for late registration---apply. All other clergy attendees should use the published participant registration link.

REGISTRATION FOR CONFERENCE VOLUNTEER STAFF OF THE HOST (ATLANTA) COMMITTEE

These specific pre-identified individuals will receive special registration instructions, and should NOT use the "participant" registration classification. Same deadlines for registration apply.

ACCOMODATIONS

Hotel Rates and reservations

Our group room rate at the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center is $99! Our hotel is lo-cated in the beautiful Dunwoody suburb north of downtown Atlanta, just one block from the “red line” MARTA Dun-woody station. The MARTA “red line” train starts in the baggage claim area of the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Interna-tional Airport. The 25 minute ride costs only $2.50. Our hotel offers a complimentary shuttle van for the 1 block ride from the Dunwoody MARTA station. (Our room rate is good 3 nights prior and 1 night after the official conference dates, based on availability). Also, self-parking at our conference hotel will be complimentary for registered hotel guests who are also conference registrants. In-room internet access will be complimentary. The hotel’s shuttle van also pro-vides complimentary transportation to numerous local shopping and dining destinations within a 2.5 mile radius. Our NCCS custom room reservations link is: Marriott Link Please make your room reservations as soon as pos-sible as the number of rooms at our $99 rate are limited and they normally are selling at $250 on weeknights!

Airline serving the Tampa International Airport include Alaska Airlines, Air Tran, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier, Jet Blue, Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, and WestJet.

Hotel Rates and Reservations

Our special NCCS rates at the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center, good from Sunday night, April 3, 2016, thru Monday night, April 11, 2016, (based on availability) will be $99.00 (plus 12% tax) single or double occupancy. (N.B.1: A $5.00 Georgia Transportation and Infrastructure fee will be added to your bill for each night of your stay.) If you plan to share a room, please make only one room reservation, and insure that both names are listed under the same reservation. Make a reservation even if you know that you will be on a pre-assigned room list we will be providing to the hotel. The deadline for making reservations at these special group rates is Thursday, March 17, 2016, and should be made by phone 1-800-228-9290 or 1-770-394-6500, being sure to mention our group code NCCS, or on-line at our own NCCS reservation webpage: Marriott Registration Link. The telephone number to the Doubletree by Hilton Tampa Airport/Westshore is 813-879-4800. Rooms reserved AFTER March 24th may not be available at our special group rate.

(N.B.2: The per night weeknight “rack rate” for rooms at this property sell for $250. Please do NOT delay making your reservations in order to get the nights you want at our $99 rate. When our room block is sold, our $99 rate may not be available for all the nights you want.)

GUEST ROOM AMENITIES

Every guest room is equipped with flat-screen TV (56 channels), work desk, 2 telephones, single-cup coffee brewer (uses pods) with tea & coffee & condiments, ice bucket, bottled water for purchase, iron & ironing board, hair dryer, bathtub & typical bath amenities, king or 2 double beds. Mobility-challenged accessible rooms are also available (make request in advance when making room reservation).

WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS

Wireless internet access is provided on a complimentary basis in the hotel’s lobby. Normally, internet access in sleeping rooms is $12.95 per day, but this fee has been waived for NCCS conference participants who are registered guests. Upon request at check-in, hotel guests will receive an access code and log-in instructions.

BUSINESS CENTER

The business center featuring 2 computers with internet and laser printer is located in the hotel lobby across from the Twisted Oaks restaurant. Its use is complimentary.

FITNESS CENTER, POOL and SPA

The hotel’s heated, indoor/outdoor full-size connecting pool and indoor Jacuzzi spa, and fitness center are open year round, 6 AM – 11 PM, 7 days a week, and their use is complimentary. Your guest room key card will provide access.

HOTEL PARKING

Self-parking in the hotel lot is normally $12.00 per night, per car. For registered hotel guests who are registered NCCS conference participants, this fee will be waived. When you check-in, let the desk clerk know that you have a car.

HOTEL SHUTTLE SERVICE

A complimentary hotel shuttle will take you to dining and shopping venues within a 2.5 mile radius of the hotel. It will also pick you up from and bring you back to the MARTA rail station (located two blocks from the hotel).

AIR, GROUND TRANSPORTATION, PARKING

Air

The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is 22 miles northeast of the hotel (north of downtown, in the Atlanta suburb of Dunwoody), and is served by Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and United Airlines. The website of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport provides much helpful information, including maps of the airport facilities: www.atlanta-airport.com

Ground Transportation

MARTA

The least expensive and fastest means from Baggage Claim at the airport to the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center is via the MARTA train. The entrance to the MARTA rail station at ATL airport is at the end of Baggage Claim, nearest Carousel 9. If you already happen to have a reloadable BREEZE® card, simply stop at a kiosk inside the rail station entrance to purchase a one-way or round-trip ride. The cost each way is $2.50. A round-trip can be purchased for $5.00. Purchase of the re-loadable BREEZE® card at the kiosk is $1.00. Take the northbound “RED LINE” toward North Springs; after about a 25 minute ride you will get off at the Dunwoody Station. When you arrive at the Dunwoody Station, call 770-394-6500 for the complimentary hotel shuttle. Then, from the platform, take the elevator down 1 level to “Concourse.” Exit the station through the turnstile gates. Your BREEZE® card is needed to exit the gates. Ahead of you, take the MARTA garage elevator down 2 levels to Level 1. You will be where the hotel shuttle will pick you up! Keep your BREEZE® card! You will need it to enter the turnstiles for your return to the airport. If you didn’t load it with a round-trip at the airport, you’ll need to load your return trip ($2.50) at a kiosk at the Dunwoody station. For more information, visit: http://www.itsmarta.com/airport.aspx

Important! If taking the MARTA from the airport station after 9 PM, ride the “GOLD LINE” and transfer to the “RED LINE” at the Lindbergh Station.

TAXI

The approximate cost of a one-way taxi fare from the airport to the hotel is $50.00

Car Rental Options

The Airport’s Rental Car Center is served by over a dozen rental car agencies. The Rental Car Center is accessible from the baggage claim area. Follow the overhead signs and hallway placards to the Rental Car Center. Exit the west end of the terminal under the covered walkway. Take the escalator up to the station and board the ATL SkyTrain for the 5 minute ride to the Rental Car Center. (NOTE: The ATL SkyTrain is NOT the same as the MARTA rail line.)

Tentative Program

44th NCCS Biennial Conference - April 7 - 10, 2016
Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center, Atlanta (Dunwoody), GA

THURSDAY - April 7th
Breakfast on your own
08:00 am - 09:00 am Conference Committee Meeting
09:00 am - 05:00 pm Doerr Scholarship Committee Meeting
9:00 am - 06:00 pm Registration, Welcome Center & Trading Post
Lunch on your own
01:30 pm - 06:00 pm Executive Committee Meeting
02:00 pm - 06:00 pm Religious Emblems Committee Meeting
Training Committee Meeting
Religious Activities Committee Meeting
06:15 pm - 07:15 pm 2014-2016 NCCS Memorial Mass Principal Celebrant: Rev. Stephen Salvador, Diocese of Fall River,
NCCS Immediate Past National Chaplain

Homilist: Rev. Joseph Powers, Diocese of Kansas City,
NCCS Region 9 Chaplain

Dinner on your own
07:30 pm - 09:00 pm Advance Display Tables - Showcase 2016
responsible parties only)
FRIDAY - April 8th
5:30 am - 6:30 am Advance Display Tables Set-Up – Showcase 2016
(responsible parties only)
6:30 am - 7:00 am Conference Committee Meeting
6:30 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast Buffet
6:30 am - 10:30 am Showcase 2016 (Ideas Fair)
07:00 am - 12:00 pm Conference Registration & Welcome Center
Conference and Marketing/PR Office
07:30 am - 04:00 pm Trading Post
08:00 am - 09:00 am Region Meetings (Regions 1-15)
09:00 am - 12:00 nn NCCS Advisory Board Meeting
09:00 am - 04:30 pm Regional Chairs & Chaplains Meeting with NCCS Vice Chair for Regions (will break for lunch between 12 noon – 1:30 pm; Diocesan Chairsand Chaplains are invited and encouraged to attend and participate as seating permits)
12:00 nn - 01:30 pm Bishop’s Luncheon and Program
2016 Silver St. George Award Presentations
1:30 pm - 04:30 pm Training Committee Meeting
Religious Activities Committee Meeting
Religious Emblems Committee Meeting
International Committee Meeting
Vocations Committee Meeting
Finance Committee Meeting
Membership Committee Meeting
Nominating Committee Meeting
02:45 pm - 03:15 pm Beverage BREAK
05:00 pm - 06:00 pm Celebration of the Eucharist Principal Celebrant Most Rev. +Robert E. Guglielmone, Bishop of Charleston,
USCCB Liaison to the NCCS
Homilist: Rev. Kevin Smith, Diocese of Rockville Centre, NCCS Associate National Chaplain
Dinner on your own
09:30 pm - 10:30 pm Chaplain’s Committee Meeting
Saturday - April 18th
07:30 am - 09:00 am Morning Prayer & "Breakfast of Champions" (by Ticket Only)
Or - Breakfast on your own
09:00 am - 09:30 am Conference Committee Meeting
09:00 am - 12:00 nn Advisory Board Meeting
09:15 am - 04:15 pm Welcome Center, & Trading Post
12:00 pm - 01:30 pm Chaplain's Luncheon (Clergy & Chaplains only - by Ticket)
Or - Lunch on your own
01:30 pm DEADLINE for completion and submission of Standing Committee Reports & Motions to the NCCS Advisory Board
01:30 pm - 05:30 pm St George Trek Staff Meeting Religious Activities Committee Meeting
Religious Emblems Committee Meeting
Training Committee Meeting
International Committee Meeting
Finance Committee Meeting
Membership Committee Meeting
Vocations Committee Meeting
03:00 pm - 03:15 pm Refreshments Break
03:30 pm - 05:00 pm Executive Committee Meeting
05:30 pm - 06:30 pm Celebration of the Eucharist Principal Celebrant & Homilist: Most Rev. +Robert N. Lynch,
Bishop of St. Petersburg
06:30 pm - 7:15 pm NCCS Reception
07:15 pm - 9:00 pm NCCS Annual Banquet(by ticket only)
Key Note Address:: Stephen Colella, Cabinet Secretary of Parish Life,
Archdiocese of Miami
SUNDAY - April 19th
Breakfast on your own
07:30 am - 12:00 pm Morning Prayer & Executive Board Meeting
08:00 am - 12:00 pm Region 14 Training (separate registration)
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm Luncheon (by ticket only)
or - Lunch on your own
01:00 pm - 06:00 pm Region 14 Training (continued - separate registration)
01:30 pm - 04:00 pm Executive Committee Meeting

DINING, SHOPPING, AND SIGHT-SEEING

For meals other than programmed conference meal functions in the hotel and purchased in advance with your conference registration, the hotel’s Twisted Oaks Restaurant is open for breakfast only, 6 – 11 AM, Monday through Friday, and 7 AM to Noon, Saturday and Sunday. The hotel’s Great Room Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily from 11 AM to 11 PM.

Off-site dining and shopping is plentiful---in all price ranges--within a mile radius of the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center. See www.perimetermall.com, www.perimeterplace.com, and Dunwoody Village. Our hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to all these venues, and any others within a 2.5 mile radius of the hotel.

Pharmacies.

Rite-Aid Pharmacy, 1100 Hammond, Drive, Atlanta, GA 30328, 770-522-8194 (3 blocks)

Walmart Super Center, 4725 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Perimeter Village, Atlanta, GA (0.9 mi.)

Super Target, 100 Perimeter Center Place, Atlanta, GA (0.5 mi)

Groceries

Publix, 1100 Hammond Drive, Atlanta, GA 30328 (3 blocks)

Walmart Super Center, 4725 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Perimeter Village, Atlanta, GA (0.9 mi.)

Super Target, 100 Perimeter Center Place, Atlanta, GA (0.5 mi)

Office Supplies

Office Depot, 5934 Roswell Rd at Hammond Dr, Atlanta, GA (2.4 mi)

MEETINGS DRESS CODE & ETIQUETTE

Thursday through Sunday, during the day, dress is casual (check the weather forecast) or Scout uniform. Attire for the Saturday evening Mass, Reception, and annual Banquet is “formal/coat & tie.” If you plan to purchase and consume “adult” beverages at the Saturday evening Reception & Annual Banquet, please do not wear the Scout uniform. And please do not wear the Scout uniform at any other occasion on which you will be purchasing and/or consuming “adult” beverages in the hotel lounge or other public establishment.

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT LIABILITY

The Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center does not assume liability or responsibility for personal property or equipment brought into the hotel premises. NCCS Insurance/Liability guidelines indicate that personal equipment you may bring to the Biennial Conference is NOT covered by our liability insurance. Any risk involved remains with the owner of the equipment.

SHIPPING OF CONFERENCE PACKAGES

Packages of materials you may need for your Committee or Board meetings, workshops, or 2016 Showcase (Ideas Fair) display, may be shipped in advance to the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center. If you plan to ship any packages, please be aware of the following: The Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center reserves the right to refuse or to accept packages that appear damaged. In any event, the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center cannot assume any liability for the contents of any package received. Schedule any shipment deliveries to the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center NO EARLIER THAN Monday April 4, 2016.

Shipping Address:
Alicia Palmquist
c/o NCC - Your Name
Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center
246 Perimeter Center Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30346

MOBILITY CHALLENGED/DISABLED

All the facilities of the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center are wheelchair accessible. If you need a wheelchair accessible sleeping room, please so specify when making your hotel reservation.

2016 WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

  1. Panel Discussion with the NCCS Key-3. Take the opportunity to ask questions directly to Ed Martin, National Chairman; Fr. Michael Hanifin, National Chaplain; and Bishop Robert Guglielmone, Bishop Liaison. They will also be prepared to discuss topics and programs of current interest.

  2. NCCS Orientation. New and veteran members of (arch) diocese Catholic Committees, COR‘s, and unit leaders can get information on NCCS programs and receive orientation training with the new NCCS web-based info

  3. Religious Emblems Reference Manual. Want to know the latest changes in Catholic Religious Youth Emblems? Get an update on changes on emblem and emblem counselor requirements.

  4. Scouting Around the World. Catholic Scouting has been active around the world especially during the last World Scout Jamboree. Find out what else the International Catholic Conference on Scouting is doing.

  5. What‘s New in NCCS Religious Activities. Check out the latest information on the Rosary, Marian, the American Saint, Modern Saint, Faith, and Religious Trail Series.

  6. Fostering the Faith in Children. Bob McCarty will explain how we can foster healthy self-esteem in our youth based on the research of the recent synod on family life.

  7. How to Use the Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius XII Today & Who is Eligible. Did you know that Sea Scouts and Venturers can earn religious emblems, especially young women member! Sit in and find out the latest updates on emblem requirements and updates for the AAD and PP XII programs

  8. BORED OF EDUCATION: Best Practices and Principle in Adult Learning. Fully trained adult leaders play a key role in facilitating successful youth programs. This session will offer best practices on adult learning how to best enhance training programs. Information shared will be will be useful for training chairs and others who provide training to Scouters

  9. Philmont St. George Trek. Get geared up for the next St. George Trek at the Philmont Scout Ranch! Information will be shared on program requirements and how (arch) diocese Catholic Committees can encourage qualified youth Scout members to apply./p>

  10. Marketing Catholic Scouting. How do you promote Catholic Scouting as Youth Ministry? This workshop will present best practices described on promoting Catholic Scouting for Catholic and non-Catholic units.

  11. Laudato Si. Maggie McCarty will lead a discussion on Pope Francis' recent encyclical, Laudato Si, and a Catholic response to climate change.

  12. Membership Initiative and Retention. How do you recruit new members? How do you keep great members involved? This workshop will share best practices on how you can achieve these goals at the unit and (arch) diocese level

  13. Scouting in the Catholic Church. A great opportunity to experience Philmont and receive insights to Catholic Scouting as Youth Ministry at the Philmont Training Center (PTC). The “Scouting in the Catholic Church” is a week-long conference at PTC that is open to all Catholic Scouters, clergy, as well as (arch)diocese and parish youth ministers.

  14. Vocations: A Call For All. Scout Sunday, Priesthood Sunday a new activity patch will be the focus of this workshop.