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2018 Catholic Scouting Retreatoree
September 28th – 30th
Camp Conestoga, Eberly Scout Reservation, Bakersville PA

Boy Scouts, Webelos, Explorers, Venturers and Girl Scouts in Grade 5 and up are invited to attend this fun-filled weekend. A Scout in reverent for life! Our retreat will be exploring what a vocation is, and what yours might be in the future – married or single life, or a call to the priesthood or consecrated religious life.  There will be time for Mass, prayer, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and meditation. Expect lively discussions and a dose of laughter too. All in the setting of God’s beautiful nature at Camp Conestoga.

The Retreatoree is open to all Scouts, but is Catholic oriented. The program is faithful to and will uphold the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church.

The cost of the event is $25.00. Included are Friday evening snacks, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, evening snacks and Sunday breakfast. Also included in the cost is the program, materials and an event patch.

The National Catholic Leadership Development (NCLD) Program for adults will be offered on Saturday.  Adults coming to camp for the NCLD for the day only (not camping overnight) will have a cost of $10.00. This includes the program and lunch.

The weekend will close with Holy Mass on Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m.. All families are invited to join the campers. Bishop Edward Malesic plans to preside over our closing Mass this year.

Check-in begins on Friday, September 28th at 6:00 p.m. in the Dining Hall. The Friday evening session will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the Dining Hall too. A current BSA Annual Health & Medical Record (Parts A/B) is required. Bring it to check-in. A Camper Covenant of conduct, Parent Medical and Liability Release, and Publicity/Promotion Release must also be signed and provided at registration check-in.

NOTE: all participants must be registered Scouts, Scouters, parents/guardians. All must comply with current BSA/GSA camping requirements regarding registration and Youth Protection. TENT CAMPING – all participants must bring their own tents. Groups attending as units must providing two-deep leadership per BSA requirements. All participants will be camping in the same campsite under provisional camping rules. Individual attendees will be assigned to provisional units/leaders. Please notify the Retreatoree Chair if you are a provisional camper.

Retreatoree Chair: Joe Rougeux, 412-215-7274,

Diocesan Contact: Jackie Mignogna,

Retreatoree Younger Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts Day Program
Saturday, September 29th

All Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts in Grades K – 4 are invited to attend a special program on Saturday. It will feature age appropriate activities around the theme of the Retreatoree.

Parents are encouraged to attend. BSA/GSA leadership policies including two-deep leadership and adult/child ratio applies.

The cost is $5.00 for the day. It includes the program, patch and lunch.

Check-in begins at 10:30 a.m. and the program begins at 11:00 a.m. with Mass.