Activities Committee

The Activities Committee has the responsibility for coordinating attendance at the annual Ten Commandments Hike Footsteps of the Saints Pilgrimage and promoting Activity Patches and Awards, Scout Sunday, World Youth Day and the bi-annual St. George Trek.
Activity Committee Chair Email: ehr5005@sbcglobal.net
 
Ten Commandments Hike
 
 The Ten Commandments hike began in 2000 as an interfaith program that welcomed Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Youth Groups who were members of any religious denomination. The hike visits different religious denomination worship places where the pastor describes 1 of the 10 Commandments. The hike is typically about 3 miles long and takes about 3 hours to complete. Attendees bring a sack lunch that is eaten along the hike in a park setting. A special commemorative patch is given to all participants.
 
The 2018 Ten Commandments Hike will be held on Saturday April 21, 2018 at the Lewisville ISD Natatorium (1800 Timber Creek) with registration starting at 8:30am – 9 am and a cost of $ 5 per attendee.
 
For more information about the 2018 Ten Commandments Hike, please contact Ed Richards at 817-992-2730 or email ehr5005@sbcglobal.net.or Jerry Meador
 
For a full calendar of Catholic Committee events, Click Here 
 
 
 Here is a slide show you can view
 
 Print this flyer and give it to your friends
 
 
Footsteps of the Saints Pilgrimage

The series of Footsteps Pilgrimage trips began in 2007 as an opportunity that welcomed Boy Scouts to explore religious sites in Northern New Mexico, work on Boy Scout Religious Awards, introduce the lives of Saints as role models for today’s youth as well as a “Jamboree” style experience where we combine Scouts from as many as 5 Diocese and 20 Troops … PLUS Scouts of Japan!
 
The high points of this trip include:

Visit the “miraculous staircase”, the Church at Chimayo, and participate in a Philmont Mass with Scouting clergy from around the nation

Experience traveling with Catholic Scouts of Japan, speak Japanese (yes, we teach you how to speak some Japanese) and gain friends who only live 5,000 miles away (but are only an email away)

Visit indian cliff dwellings at Bandolier National Monument, experience the way legendary Pioneer Kit Carson lived and tour the beautiful Villa Philmonte


Earn the St Paul Miki International Activity patch, the Messenger of Peace and several other International Scouting Awards that very few have ever earned … except those that join our program. Next Trip 2018

Visit With officials of the National Catholic Committee while at Philmont Scout Ranch
 
 
Here is a slide show you can view
 
 
2018 Pilgrimage info, special slide shows of our pilgrimage trips, and Japanese Catholic Scout participation by clicking on this link http://www.angelfire.com/tx6/patch/FOOThome.html
 
We offer Scholarships so that any Scout, regardless of economic circumstance, may be able to participate in our programs.

Please help us provide this opportunity and make a Donation:
 
 
 

St. George Trek

 
Every other summer, in odd years, the National Catholic Committee on Scouting holds a spiritual Trek at Philmont Scout Ranch for Scouts and Venturers who will be 15 years old at the beginning of the Trek and will have at least one year left in high school after the Trek. The FWDCCS sponsors two scouts to this activity
 
 Applications for the 2017 Trek have closed. Check here in the spring of 2018 for information about the 2019 St. George Trek.
 
 Please help us provide this opportunity and make a Donation:


 
 
 
 
Activity Patches and Awards
 
 

There are two programs with series patches offered by the NCCS: Pray the Rosary and Footsteps of American Saints. These patches are presented at unit or parish ceremonies.
 


The International Awareness Recognition is awarded to Cubs, Scouts and Scouters who complete the requirements shown on the link below. When completed the application and fees are sent to the Activities Chair Activities@cathcomm.com.
 
This award is presented at unit or parish ceremonies.
For more information on this award, contact our Activities Committee Chair.
 
Scout Sunday
 
 
For more information on this annual February event, go to http://www.nccs-bsa.org/
 
 

 
World Youth Day
 


Follow the link for information on this annual event: http://www.nccs-bsa.org/ScoutUnits/WorldYouthDay.php