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Boy Scout Activity Weekend
The Allentown Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting holds two separate activity weekends based in each council.
2017 MINSI TRAILS COUNCIL CATHOLIC SCOUT ACTIVITY WEEKEND
The Minsi Trails Council Catholic Committee on Scouting has set its annual Activity Weekend at Trexler Scout Reservation for April 21-23, 2017. This weekend "retreat" is required for all Scouts working on their Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius XII awards. Please MARK YOUR CALENDAR and Click here to download the registration form to attend this retreat and to learn more.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY ADULT ATTENDING THE WEEKEND MUST HAVE ALL DIOCESAN YOUTH PROTECTION CLEARANCES - NO EXCEPTIONS! Please visit out COUNSELOR PAGE to check your current requirements and/or complete any needed ones.
All Scouts working on the Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius XII Awards are required to attend this "retreat". This program is based on the Catholic Faith and Scouting Ideals. Even if you are not working toward a religious award, you will find the opportunity to get away from your everyday world in this outdoor setting to be rewarding. Catholic Units are encouraged to attend as a group with proper leadership; Catholic Scouts in any unit may attend provisionally. Older Scouts, Explorers, parents and other adults are also invited to participate with our staff. Units may bring Webelos.
The same format will be used for the activity weekend this year in order to facilitate the program and Boards of Review. The Activity Weekend will begin with an opening on Friday evening. There will be a full schedule of program events on Saturday with the Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius XII Boards of Review conducted late Saturday afternoon. Mass will be celebrated Saturday evening. Breakfast on Sunday morning will be followed by camp clean-up and check-out by 11:00 am. Cooking will not be done individually; all Scouts and Scouters will eat in the dining hall. There will be three meals served on Saturday, a cracker-barrel on Friday evening, and breakfast on Sunday morning.