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A N N O U N C E M E N T !

ANNUAL CATHOLIC SCOUT RETREAT

The Annual Archdiocesan Scout Retreat for Boy Scout and Venturering Units will be held on October 9 thru 11, 2009 on the Musser Scout Reservation, Camp Hart. The cost will be $25.00 per person includes all meals, two cracker barrels and a commemorrative patch.

If you plan to attend, please forward a $50.00 NON REFUNDABLE deposit for your unit by July 15, 2009. This will ensure your reservation for the weekend. Your check should be made payable to the "Catholic Committee on Scouting" and sent to Mr. Everett Varan, 1108 Fanshawe Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111-4936.

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  What is the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Committe on Scouting?

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Committee on Scouting is a group of individuals who promote Catholic religious values within the Scouting movement in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.  We are part of Region 3 (PA/NJ) of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting (NCCS) .  We are also a member of the Office for Youth and Young Adults (OYYA) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Committee on Scouting is comprised of local Catholic Committees on Scouting:
  • BCCCS - Bucks County Catholic Committee on Scouting (Bucks County Council BSA)
  • Chester County Council Catholic Committee on Scouting (Chester County Council BSA)
  • Cradle of Liberty Council Catholic Committee on Scouting (Cradle of Liberty Council BSA)
    • Philadelphia County,
    • Montgomery County, Delaware County

• NCCS - National Catholic Committee on Scouting

• Calendar of Events
• Meeting information
• Members Roster
• Religious Emblems Chairpersons - NOTE: Please call the appropriate coordinator before starting to work on any religous emblem.
• Price List for various religious emblems (effective July 1, 2008)
• Office Address:

222 N. 17th Street
Room 200
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-965-4636
Fax: 215-965-4629


  Event Dates for 2008-2009 School Year  (Sept 2008->Aug 2009)
The Region 3 Annual Conference 
September 7-8, 2008 at
Hotel Carlisle & Embers Convention Center
1700 Harrisburg Pike,
Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone 800-692-7315
Registration is at 5:00 pm on Sunday evening,
Reception at 6:00 PM and
Dinner at 7:00PM.
The meeting ends at approximately 2:30PM on Monday.

Annual Jewish Kinnus (Retreat)


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DATE:  
September 26-28, 2008
 WHERE:   Camp Briarwood
1380 Creek Rd
Furlong, PA
 DIRECTIONS:   To Camp Briarwood
 THEME:   “JEWISH HALL OF FAME”
COST:   $20.00 for Boy Scouts, Leaders, Webelos & Cub Scouts, (2nd grade & up).
Cubs must have one on one leadership.
FLYERS:   2008 Kinnus Flyer (26K)
2008 Kinnus Flyer - Cradle of Liberty BSA Council (29K)
CONTACTS:  
Kinnus Chairman: Mr. Barry Kauffmann
215-880-5488
Click to email for 2008 Kinuus at Camp Briarwood, 1380 Creek Rd, Furlong, PAgande99@prodigy.net

Registration: Mrs. Gerry Zaretsky
215-437-7437
Click to email for 2008 Kinuus at Camp Briarwood, 1380 Creek Rd, Furlong, PAbubbie35@comcast.net

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Annual Scout Retreat

2008 patch.(illustration)
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DATE:  
October 17-19, 2008
THEME:   Conversion, Commitment, Mission
 WHERE:  
Camp Hart directions - next to Camp Delmont, both part of Musser Scout Reservation

Upper Ridge Rd and Geryville Pike Green Lane, PA 18054
WHO:   Scouts and adults of all religious beliefs are invited. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia encompasses Bucks County Council BSA, Cradle of Liberty Council BSA, and Chester County Council BSA.
COST:   $25 per person - for meals, the cracker barrel, and a patch.
FLYER:   2008 Retreat Flyer (568K)
CONTACT:  
Mr. Bob Gabage 215-518-3486 or Click to email for 2008 Scout Retreat at Camp Delmont - Musser Scout Reservationbobgabage@yahoo.com
PHOTOS:  
PATCH COLLECTORS:  
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL PATCH COLLECTORS ANNUAL SCOUT RETREAT PATCH

CHECK IT OUT!!

If you collect scout patches and cannot attend our annual Archdiocesan Scout Retreat in October, consider purchasing this (cell phone design) patch for your collection. The cost is $3.00 per patch, which can be mailed to you.

Just contact any of the Chairmen of the Catholic Committee on Scouting. Our names, phone numbers and e-mail address are as follows:

Name Dial the phone number below for 2008 Scout Retreat information Phone Number Click the email address below for 2008 Scout Retreat information E-Mail Address
Frank Koller 215-943-6175 fkoller1@cs.com
Frank McAdams 610-692-5309 fdm1234@aol.com
John McLaughlin 610-485-7149 jkpib@aol.com
Bob Gabage 215-518-3486 bobgabage@yahoo.com
Everett Varan 267-343-8414 everettvaran@comcast.net

Scout Sunday Observance 2009 - Annual Scout Sunday Mass 
 

2009 patch
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(dimensions of patch not including pocket loop,
4 in wide x 5.5 in tall)

DATE:  
February 8, 2009 - 2:00 P.M.
 WHERE:   Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul,
18th St. and the Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Philadelphia, PA. 19103
WHO:   All Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Scouters, and parents/leaders of any denomination
PRESIDING:   Cardinal Justin Rigali
CONTACT:   Mr. Frank Koller 215-943-6175 or Click to email for 2008 Scout Sunday informationfkoller1@cs.com
PHOTOS:  
2009 Scout Sunday photos (122 photos and __ videos hosted on flickr)
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PATCH FLYER:  
PATCH ORDER FORM:  

Presentation of Unit Awards

• Cardinal Krol     • Pope Paul VI     • Gold Medallion

Presentation of Religious Emblems

• Light of Christ Religious Emblem • Parvuli Dei Religious Emblem
• Ad Altare Dei • Pope Pius XII Religious Emblem
• St. John Neumann Adult Recognition • St. George Adult Recognition Award
• Bronze Pelican Adult Recognition • Meritorius Service

The 2009 Scout Sunday celebration will be held at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Cardinal Rigali will personally bless and present all awards, medals, and recognitions at he Mass. All awards (Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, and Scouters) will be presented. This Scout Sunday Mass serves 3 BSA Councils: Bucks County Council BSA, Cradle of Liberty Council BSA, and Chester County Council BSA.


  Event Dates for 2009-2010 School Year  (Sept 2000->Aug 2010)

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Annual Scout Retreat

2008 patch.(illustration)
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DATE:  
October 9-11, 2009
THEME:    
 WHERE:  
Camp Hart directions - next to Camp Delmont, both part of Musser Scout Reservation

Upper Ridge Rd and Geryville Pike Green Lane, PA 18054
WHO:   Scouts and adults of all religious beliefs are invited. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia encompasses Bucks County Council BSA, Cradle of Liberty Council BSA, and Chester County Council BSA.
COST:    
FLYER:    
CONTACT:  
Mr. Bob Gabage 215-518-3486 or Click to email for 2008 Scout Retreat at Camp Delmont - Musser Scout Reservationbobgabage@yahoo.com
PHOTOS:  
PATCH COLLECTORS:  


Complete details will be distributed as each event nears. If you need additional information before the distribution or have any other questions, please contact Frank Koller, Secretary, or any other Catholic Committee member.


  Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Committee on Scouting
  Meeting Dates for 2008-2009 School Year


Event:  Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Catholic Committee on Scouting Meeting;
Dates:  3rd Wednesday of Jan, Mar, May, Sept, and Nov
Exception: Tuesday, March __  
Time:  7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Place: 

Cradle of Liberty Council Office (Philadelphia Branch)
22nd and Winter Streets
Philadelphia, PA

  Attendees:  All parents, scout leaders, and Senior Patrol Leaders 
Contacts:  see Catholic Committee member roster

YOUTH Religious Emblem Chairpersons
NOTE: Please call the appropriate coordinator before starting to work on any religious emblem.
  Ad Altare Dei Pope Pius XII

Archdiocesan Scout Office  Pat Antonacci
215-965-4636

Bucks County Council BSA Frank Koller
215-943-6175

Chester County Council BSA Frank McAdams
610-692-5309

Cradle of Liberty Council BSA
Delaware County
John McLaughlin
610-485-7149

Cradle of Liberty Council BSA
Montgomery County
Bob Gabage, Jr.
215-518-3486

Cradle of Liberty Council BSA
Philadelphia County
Kathy Notarfrancesco 
215-342-6075
Joseph Notarfrancesco 
215-342-6075

Price List for various religious emblems (effective July 1, 2008)


  Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Committee on Scouting Members

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Committee on Scouting

This roster is published for the sole use of Catholic Scouting.
It is not intended for any other use.
Listed alphabetically by last name.
First Name Last Name
[Council]
Address Telephone Role Click addresses below










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Dom Aquilino
[Cradle of Liberty]
  H: 215-742-4159   suprcampr@
home.com

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Donald Barbuto
[Cradle of Liberty -
Montgomery County]
20 Heron Court
Phoenixville, PA 19460
H: 610-983-3262 • Scouter Development -
Spiritual Formation (Training)
• Adult Awards
[Cradle of Liberty -
Montgomery County]
dbarbuto@rmgi.biz

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Edward Bujak
[Bucks]
969 Meadowbrook Dr
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
 
• Communications
• Webmaster
Edward_Bujak@
hotmail.com

info


Rita Casey
[Bucks]
2370 Ogden Avenue
Bensalem, PA 19020
H: 215-639-2521 • Chairperson for Archdiocese
• Adult Awards [Bucks]
• Unit Awards [Bucks]
rcasey@hfc.edu

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Pat Antonacci
[Archdiocese]
OYYA
Catholic Committees for Scouts
222 N. 17th Street, Room 200
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1299
O: 215-965-4636
F: 215-965-4629
Religious Recognition Coordinator pantonac@
adphila.org

John, Jr. Dougherty
[Cradle of Liberty -
Delaware County]
738 Michell Street
Ridley Park, PA 19078
H: 610-532-0598
• Adult Awards
- St. George Emblem
[Cradle of Liberty -
Delaware County]
 

Edward Finn
[Cradle of Liberty -
Delaware County]
10 Cobblestone Lane
Ashton, PA 19014
H: 610-494-2666
• Adult Awards
- St. John Neumann Emblem
[Cradle of Liberty -
Delaware County]
 

Bob Gabage
[Cradle of Liberty -
Montgomery County]
401 Runnymede Ave.
Jenkintown, PA 19046
H: 215-518-3486
• Chairperson Awards/Emblems
[Cradle of Liberty -
Montgomery County]
bobg@
leidys.com

Peter Gentile
[Cradle of Liberty]
  H: 215-389-8156    

Betty Ann Gerhart
[Cradle of Liberty]
  H: 215-289-9907    

Robert Kee
[Cradle of Liberty]
  H: 215-423-6045    

Frank Koller
[Bucks]
511 Valmore Road
Fairless Hills, PA 19030
H: 215-943-6175
F: 215-943-6175
• Secretary
• Membership
• BCCCS Chairperson
• Chairperson of
NCCS Region 3
fkoller1@
cs.com

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Robert Lawrence, Sr.
[Cradle of Liberty]
553 Wanamaker Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046
H: 215-887-5755

• Treasurer
• Adult Awards
[Archdiocesan]
• Religious Emblems Committee

 

Frank McAdams
[Chester]
1215 Cavalier Lane
West Chester, PA 19380
H: 610-692-5309
• Adult Awards
[Chester County]
FDM1234@
aol.com

John McLaughlin
[Delaware]
  H: 610-485-7149
• Chairperson
[Delaware County]
 

Joseph Miller
[Cradle of Liberty]
  H: 215-487-0974
   

Joseph & Kathy Notarfrancesco
[Cradle of Liberty]
1110 Kerper Street
Philadelphia, PA 19111
H: 215-342-6075
   

Ronnie Simancik
[Bucks]
516 Berwyn Road
Morrisville, PA 19067
H: 215-295-5601   RSimancik@
netscape.net

Alfred Tomaselli III
[Cradle of Liberty]
  H: 215-426-0497
   

Everett Varan
[Cradle of Liberty]
1108 Fanshawe Street
Philadelphia, PA 19111
H: 215-725-3950 • Adult Awards
[Cradle of Liberty -
Philadelphia County]
varan632@
comcast.net

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Msgr.
John B
Wendrychowicz
[Archdiocese]
OYYA
222 N 17th Street, Room 200
22nd & Winter
Philadelphia, PA 19103
O: 610-649-9476
F: 610-649-9520
Chaplain/
Director
 

Deacon Gerald Whartenby
[Cradle of Liberty]
3217 Danley Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
H: 215-632-5707   Jmwpupet
@aol.com

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Mark Whartenby
[Archdiocese]
3217 Danley Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
H: 215-632-5707   wart@
gateway.net

Tom Wible
[Cradle of Liberty]
  H: 215-634-6843    

Ellen Williams
[Cradle of Liberty]
  H: 215-988-9811
• Director of Support
Services for
Cradle of Liberty Council
O: 610-688-6900
F: 610-688-2951
elwillia@
colbsa.org

  Scouting Related Religious Links

Go to The National Catholic Committee on Scouting (NCCS) National Catholic Committee on Scouting (NCCS)
http://www.nccs-bsa.org/

NCCS Region 3 - PA and NJ

Cub Scout Religious Emblems - from the US Scouting Service Project
Scout Religious Emblems - from the US Scouting Service Project
A Scout is Reverent - from the US Scouting Service Project


PRAY - Programs for Religious Activities with Youth PRAY - Programs for Religious Activities with Youth

Go to The
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	 National Jewish Committee on Scouting (NJCS)   National Jewish Committee on Scouting (NJCS)

Northeast Region (NJCS)
Camping & Kinussim in the Northeast Region

National Jewish Girl Scout Committee (GSUSA)



Other Awards in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Locale:
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Religious Scouting Awards:
  • Cardinal Krol Unit Award of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • St. John Neumann Adult Religious Award of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia - requirement of 3 years of service to Catholic Scouting
  • St. George Emblem Adult Religious Award of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia - requirement of 8 years of service to Catholic Scouting

National Catholic Religious Scouting Awards:
Non-Catholic Religious Scouting Resources:


 Scouting Prayers:

 Other Related Religious Links