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.
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.
On August 3, roughly 230 scouts from the New York City area — including the Diocese of Brooklyn — received a special treat when Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio visited them during their week-long stay at Ten Mile River Scout Camps in upstate New York. It was the first time the troops and the bishop could gather together since the pandemic canceled last year’s activities.
The annual Scout Religious Awards Convocation was held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Windsor Terrace, on April 15.
The Peace Light, sponsored by the International Scouting Movement, has arrived in the diocese after being flown here from Bethlehem with a stop in Vienna, Austria.
According Chris and Maribeth Dono, two of the parish Scout leaders, more than 30 percent of the boys and girls in the 157-member program have special needs of one type or another, including autism, Asperger’s, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Down syndrome. The youths are integrated into the general membership and work and play side-by-side with their peers.
Fathers Thomas Vassalotti and Joseph Zwosta, the diocesan chaplains for scouting, conducted a day of retreat for scouts from the diocese at Alpine Scout Camp in New Jersey. About 110 Boy and Girl Scouts attended.
Scenes from the 2015 Bishop’s Dinner for Scouting at El Caribe, Mill Basin, May 20.