The Catholic Faith and Being a Scout in Adventure Scouts USA PDF Print E-mail

The Scout Programs of Adventure Scouts USA encourage our Scouts to have a spiritual approach to life.  We provide the leadership to support the growth and character development of our co-ed membership and the greater community.  We accomplish this by providing contemporary skill-oriented activities that enrich individuals on a non-discriminatory basis.  We put principles of mutual respect into practice through FUN social activities, enhancing character as instilled by parents, personal achievement, learning by doing, and related educational programs promoting good character in our members and the greater community.

We enable our Scouts to understand and live their life by the six pillars of CHARACTER COUNTS!, and we expect our Scouts to be as good as their word.

Our teams may be sponsored by Catholic churches and organizations.  Our sponsors are those who work for the benefit of youth.
 
Through a yearly renewable agreement, Team Sponsors use our Scout Programs as part of their youth outreach program for the youth in their congregation and other youth in the community.  Team Sponsors may control program content, membership in their team, and religious responsibilities. 

We welcome Catholic Scouts and members and enable fulfillment of their religious responsibilities.

As our Catholic Scouts and members continue on their journey, we enable their families to share their faith and enrich their heritage.

We assist our Catholic Scouts and members to integrate their faith into everyday life and help families on their child’s journey of faith they began with their child on the day they were presented for Baptism.
 
Together, the Scout Programs of Adventure Scouts USA along with Catholic Churches and organizations can support the efforts of families who are Catholic.  Similar to the Catholic Church, we promote strong families and strengthen family values.
 
An important concept in Catholicism is service.  Our Scouts take part in service to the greater community.  Our Scouts regularly adopt comprehensive projects of service which they choose, organize, and lead.  Our highest award, the Challenger Award, is a comprehensive undertaking which results in a substantial change for their communities, and must be sustainable without them.

Our Scouts do justice in their communities by developing solutions to eliminate homelessness, and eradicate hunger and poverty.

Our Scouts are peacemakers, who bring justice and fairness to their teams and communities.  Our Scouts support the efforts of the Catholic Church to make the world a better place.

Our Scouts take to heart the tale of the Samaritan who was a good neighbor and friend by stopping by the side of the road to do justice to others rather than simply passing them by because it was more convenient.

See what our Scout Programs can offer!

Last Updated ( Monday, 07 January 2008 07:16 )
 
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