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Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane

Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
(509) 358-7340; FAX: (509) 358-7302

Scouts of all ages and types to gather for Camporee next September

by Father Terence Tully, for the Inland Register

(From the April 12, 2001 edition of the Inland Register)

A Catholic Camporee at Camp Easton on the beautiful eastern shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001.

A camporee is a gathering of several Scout troops for camping fun. Although the program will be one day, Scouts with proper leadership may come Friday night and stay until Sunday morning. The Camporee will take the place of the Scout Retreat held in previous years, and will contain helps for Scouts to earn Catholic emblems (medals).

Director of the Camporee will be Sam Richart, 5512 N. F St., Spokane, WA 99205, (509) 328-8448, who can answer questions. He has registration blanks and can list places where they can be picked up.

Invited to the camporee are Venturers, Boy Scouts, Webelos Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Tiger Cubs, provided they are accompanied by unit leaders or parents.

Also invited are all levels of Girl Scouts and Camp Fire Boys and Girls accompanied by their adult leaders.

Pre-registration is due by June 1, to allow time for meal planning and program events. All participants will receive a uniform patch.

Attendance fee will be $10 for those who attend Saturday only, and $15 for those who come Friday at 4 p.m. until Sunday noon. The fee includes meals.

Emblems for Boy Scouts

Emblems for Boy Scouts have be instituted by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting and include the following:

  • Pope Pius XII emblem for 9th grade to college age deals with church-related ministries and vocations through which baptized persons commit themselves to serve humanity in obedience to God’s call within the Catholic faith community.
  • Ad Altare Dei for grades 7-8 assists boys of the Latin Rite to develop a fully Christian life based on the seven sacraments.
  • Parvuli Dei for grades 3-5 is designed to help Bear and Webelos Cub Scouts become more aware of God’s presence in their daily lives in their homes and communities.
  • Light of Christ for grades 1-2 encourages Tiger Cubs and Wolf Cubs to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as a real person and friend.

Emblems for Girl Scouts and Camp Fire Youth

Emblems for Girls have been instituted by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, as follows:

  • The Spirit Alive for high school girls is designed to help them discover how the Holy Spirit moves within their lives, calling them to greater participation in the ministry of the Catholic Church.
  • Marian Medal program for ages 12-14 enables girls “to proclaim the greatness of the Lord.” It helps girls be actively involved in understanding Mary as the model of openness and spirituality — a woman of the Church.
  • I Live My Faith for ages 9-11 helps develop each individual participant become aware of her potential as a growing human person and to be a responsible member of family, troop, club, parish, city, and nation.
  • Family of God, for ages 6-8 helps children explore a wide range of activities for discovering the presence of God in their daily lives as members of family and parish.

Information about Emblems

Contact me about emblems for Boy Scouts. Information about girls’ emblems is available at the Parish Services Office, Catholic Diocese of Spokane, 1023 W. Riverside Ave., Spokane, WA 99210-1453. Phone (509) 358-7311.

Other Coming Events

Bishop’s Recognition Day, Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, 1115 W. Riverside Ave., Spokane, 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002. Bishop William Skylstad will confer religious emblems on Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Camp Fire Boys and Girls.


For information on the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting and its activities, contact Father Terence Tully, diocesan Scout chaplain, 221 E. Rockwood Blvd, Apt. 308, Spokane, WA 99202-1200, phone (509) 458-7674; or James Burgen, chairman of Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting, 303 W. 8th Ave., Spokane, WA 99204. Pager phone (509) 880-5498.

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