Middle School News and Programs

August 14, 2016

14th Annual Catholic Scouting Retreat

“Merciful Like the Father”

Come join us!

September 17-18, 2016

Whispering River Resort, Walland TN

Sponsored by the Knoxville Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting (KDCCS)

The purpose of a Catholic Scouting Retreat is to provide a fun experience for Catholic Scouts and youth while learning more about their faith, spirituality, and themselves. Scouts will participate in group activities such as nature hikes, games, and a fun, yet theme-related service project. We are also collecting canned goods to be taken to Crazy Quilt Friendship Center in Newcomb, TN.  This is for our Acts of Mercy activity. It will also go towards our Messengers of Peace project.

Older Scouts (6th grade and up) One of the requirements for those working toward their religious emblem is to attend a retreat. This will satisfy that requirement. Cost for the weekend retreat is $20.00, plus 5 cans of food (food to be collected upon arrival) or pay an additional $5.00 at check-in.

Cub Scouts and other youth (grades 1st through 5th) are invited to join us on September 17 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. They’ll be able to join in on the fun and games, have lunch, receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and attend Mass. They will also receive an exclusive retreat patch! Cost for Cub Scouts is $10.00 and 3 cans of food (food to be collected upon arrival) or pay an additional $5.00 at check-in.

To register

Forms are available from co-directors or dioknox.org website

Click on EVENTS tab. Open “Categories” drop down on left. Click “Scouting”.

Forms and check (payable to KDCCS) to be completed and mailed to: Mr. George C. LeCrone, Sr.

                                                                                                                           10700 Leeward Lane

                                                                                                                            Knoxville, Tn. 37934

Registration deadline September 6, 2016

Do you have questions?

Just contact one of our co-directors and they will be more than happy help you as best as they can!

Kimberly Turnmire, co-director    (865) 936-0235     kdccsyouthretreat@gmail.com

Christy Bohon, co-director             (865) 441-2078     kdccsyouthretreat@gmail.com


Ad Altare Dei (to the altar of God) Religious Emblem

A subgroup of BSA Troop 20 in Knoxville is offering the program to help Catholic Boy Scouts develop a fully Christian way of life in the faith community, designed for 13-14 years and older who have completed the 6th grade.  Interested Scouts, Venturers, and parents should contact Martin Vargas for more information about the sessions at martinpvargas@hotmail.com.

For information about offering a Religious Emblem through your Boy or Cub Scout Program, please contact Knoxville’s Diocesan Chairman for the Catholic Committee on Scouting, Mr. George LeCrone at (865) 719-1548.

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