Catholic Diocese of Spokane, Washington
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Diocese’s Catholic Committee on Scouting to offer ‘Mary, the First Disciple’ Class
the Inland Register
(From the February 19, 2015 edition of the Inland Register)
The Diocese of Spokane’s Committee for Catholic Scouting (DCCS) will be offering its first class for Catholic Girl Scouts and Camp Fire members in April.
One of the goals of the DCCS is to offer opportunities for Catholic Scouts to gather and work on their Catholic awards. The Catholic awards designed for older Scouts, both the Girl Scouts and the Boy Scouts, can be worked on individually, but a group setting is more desirable to allow the Scouts time to reflect and discuss the topics of each chapter.
The Marian Medal program is for young Catholics, grades 7-12, to enable them to “proclaim the greatness of the Lord.” This is accomplished by actively involving the participants in an understanding of Mary as a model of openness and spirituality – a woman of the church. Through various projects, discussions, and liturgical celebrations over a period of months, the participants are provided with a unique opportunity to develop new insights into their personalities, friends, parents, and the world around them.
The classes will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Spokane, beginning April 18, and continuing on May 9 and May 23 and June 6 and 20 in the parish church’s gathering space.
All sessions will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude by noon.
Girl Scouts and Camp Fire students in grades 7-12 are invited to work on this award. Scouts interested in this award can call Deacon Dan Glatt at Our Lady of Fatima, 747-7213, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.
The cost of the class is $25, which will include the workbook and the award of Mary, the First Disciple. Scouts can purchase just the workbook for $10. No Scout will be turned away because of finances.
Other awards available for Girl Scouts and Camp Fire include:
All workbooks for the Catholic Girl Scouts and Camp Fire are available through the DCCS.
February is also when the Boy Scouts celebrate the 12th point of the Scout Law, “A Scout is Reverent,” with the celebration of Scout Sunday. This is also a good time to thank all parishes and Knights of Columbus Councils that are Charter Sponsors of Cub Scout and Boy Scout units throughout the Diocese of Spokane.
The DCCS encourages chartering partners to visit the Scouting units and continue to develop a wonderful partnership with the Scouts. For information about starting a Scouting unit in a parish, contact Deacon Dan Glatt.
Catholic religious award workbooks for Catholic Boy Scouts can be purchased at the local Scout shops.
The following awards are available for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venture Crew members:
For more information, or to participate in the Diocese of Spokane’s Committee for Catholic Scouting, email Deacon Dan Glatt or Bob Smee: email@example.com
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