In the Boy Scouts, a young man learns how to pitch a tent, build a fire, tie a tourniquet, cook an omelet, and properly fold the U.S. flag (triangular, with three corners).
The Archdiocese for the Military Services’ Catholic Committee on Scouting has developed the Father Capodanno Activity Patch in honor of Servant of God Father Vincent Capodanno, a Staten Island native and U.S. Navy chaplain killed in the Vietnam War in 1967.
The welcoming ceremony for the light at JFK was sponsored and coordinated by the Catholic Committee on Scouting of the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens.
A commemorative stone emblazoned with the name of Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio will be unveiled at the Boy Scouts’ Ten Mile River Camp in Narrowsburg, New York, this summer, in recognition of his support for the scouting movement.
Members of Boys Scouts of America Troop 376, sponsored by Our Lady of Grace Church in Gravesend, as well as community members from the parish and Catholic academy, spent August 7-9 cleaning up their ball field.
The Catholic Committee on Scouting and Girl Scouting in the diocese held its annual Youth Religious Awards Convocation and Adult Recognition ceremony on May 16 at Our Lady of Angels Church, Bay Ridge.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Boy Scouts sponsored by parishes in the Diocese of Brooklyn to complete rank and merit badge courses “virtually” with video-conferencing programs like Zoom.
Boy Scout councils and units sponsored by Catholic parishes and other entities will not be affected by the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case filed by the Boy Scouts of America, said the chairman of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting.
Since the summer, Felix Lam has been collecting school supplies from donations at church and buying at local stores to send to two Catholic schools in Haiti. It was an idea developed after his Boy Scout troop began to work with Queens-based From Here to Haiti.
A former Boy Scout himself, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio touted the virtues of the scouts during a visit to Ten Mile River Scout Camps in Sullivan County in the Catskills on July 9.