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Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 1453, Spokane WA 99210
(509) 358-7340; FAX: (509) 358-7302


Apply soon for Scouting’s St. George Trek next year

the Inland Register

(From the June 16, 2016 edition of the Inland Register)

The Diocese of Spokane is accepting applications for the 2017 St. George Trek, the National Catholic Committee on Scouting’s high adventure Catholic leadership program for older Catholic Boy Scouts and Venture Crew members at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, N.M.

The program brings Catholic high school youth from around the country together with selected priests, Religious, and seminarians for 11 days of backpacking in the context of a vocation retreat.

The Trek is for Boy Scouts or Venture Crew members (male and female) who are emotionally mature, will be 15 years of age on or before July 1, 2017 (but not older than 18), in high school, and committed to assist their Catholic Committee on Scouting when they return home.

The past Trek had enough female Venture Crew members to have a female crew led by the “Hiking Nuns.”

The Spokane Diocese can send up to two participants.

The Trek begins in Albuquerque, N.M., where the participants meet, get to know one another, train, have fun, and pray. Then it’s off to Philmont Scout Ranch, where they will hike the Sangre de Cristo Range of the Rocky Mountains. While hiking, they will take part in a program that integrates morality, values, spirituality, faith, Scripture, and vocations in their lives as young Catholic men and women.

Returning, they continue their discernment, and bring their experiences home to their own diocese, so they become effective peer leaders and role models for their fellow scouts.

Applications are available by emailing catholicscoutingspokane@gmail.com. Applications are due by Friday, July 15, 2016.

For more information, contact Deacon Dan Glatt, Spokane Diocese Catholic Scouting chaplain: by email at catholicscoutingspokane@gmail.com, or call (509) 747-7213.

More information about the St. George Trek can be found at the National Catholic Committee on Scouting’s website: http://nccs-bsa.org/ScoutUnits/StGeorgeTrek.php


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