Bishop DiMarzio Visits Local Scouts in Upstate New York Camp

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.

Scouting Is Special for Windsor Terrace Parish

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.

Retreat Day For Boy and Girl Scouts

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.