Catholic Adventure Week
July 14-20, 2013 at Swift Explorer Base
Catholic Adventure Week, offered at the Swift Base of the S bar F Scout Ranch, is sponsored by the Greater St. Louis Area Council of the BSA, the Office of Catholic Scouting, and the Catholic Committee on Scouting, BSA.
Our goal in providing this week for our Catholic Scouts is to give them an experience of living their faith, growing in their faith, and loving their faith within the Scouting movement and especially out in the wonders of God’s creation.
While at Swift for CAW, Scouts will be camping with their individual troops, under their particular adult leadership. Since a number of our participants are attending this camp in addition to their troop’s summer camp, there will be cases where a Scout from a troop does not have a leader present at camp. A “provisional troop” will be made for one of the camp sites, with leadership being provided by members of the Catholic Committee on Scouting, BSA. In the past this system has worked very well, and Scouts seem to mix easily with other Scouts without the tension that can be experienced at a normal summer camp.
While at CAW, Scouts will be exposed to the entire High Adventure program offered at Swift. Intertwined with the outstanding program offered by the Swift staff, merit badge program time, and there will be opportunities for prayer, religious instruction, and reflection. Meals are in the dining hall, a t-shirt is provided as a memento, and Mass on Friday. Program manuals will be made available in March. The cost for the week is $260 per Scout or $250 if paid in full by May 1.
We will be offering again the “Voyageur program” for new Scouts. To enroll your Troop and/or individual Catholic Scouts for this special summer camp week, turn in a Troop reservation form (if your Troop plans to attend with adult leadership) and turn in individual Scout forms, see link, for those Scouts wishing to be in the provisional Troop. A $25 reservation fee is required to hold individual Scout spots and all paperwork should be sent to the Scout office. Contact Tom Kroenung for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org