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Scouts are encouraged to be an active participant in their home parish.  Scouts should give cheerful service to those around them. 


The Indianapolis Catholic Committee on Scouting  offers an annual retreat, as well as the annual  awards ceremony at

SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral.

Catholic Scouting Events

Scout Sunday

       Celebrate BSA's anniversary (some parishes may combine with

       Girl Scouting) with those in your home parish by:

  • Present blessed religious awards to Cub Scouts and Brownies

  • Recognize older Scouts earning religious awards at SS. Peter and Paul

  • Wear special neckerchiefs or slides to commemorate the event

  • Conduct a service project for the Catholic chartering partner

  • Prepare a display of your unit's activities in recent history

  • Provide uniformed service during mass as hospitality, lectors, cantors, or servers

  • Present charter to parish priest in front of parish

  • Provide a meaningful gift to the parish


Mass at Summer Camp (Crossroads of America Camps)

       Ransburg Scout Reserve:    Wednesday evening in Chapel

       Camp Kritenstein:


Community Service

  • Volunteer at St. Vincent DePaul Society

  • Volunteer to work at a soup kitchen for the homeless

  • Assist with daycare or aftercare programs

  • Assist with younger Scouts' advancement or activities

  • Volunteer to assist with Sunday Morning Religious Education

  • Tutor other students struggling in a particular subject

  • Participate in Right to Life activities

  • Assist with the Humane Society

  • Provide assistance for families of servicemen and women serving away from home

  • Visit the elderly in assisted living or nursing facilities

  • Write letters to those who may be away from home or hospitalized

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