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Home»Camping»All About Summer Camp»Boy Scouts»Catholic Adventure Week


Catholic Adventure Week
July 13-19, 2014 at Swift Explorer Base
for Boy Scouts and Venturers
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 youth (Boy Scouts and yes, Venturers) 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, youth will be camping with their individual crews or troops, under their particular adult leadership. Since a number of our participants are attending this camp in addition to their crew's or troop’s summer camp, there will be cases where a Scout from a unit does not have a leader present at camp.  A “provisional" crew or 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 for Boy Scouts, Kodiak program for Venturers, 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 April.   The cost for the week is $270 per Scout or $255 if paid in full by March 3, and again will include the cost of a special CAW t-shirt and patch.  (you won't get that deal on a shirt and patch at the other summer camps)

*Sign up for two or more summer camps and save! Attend a week of Boy Scout Summer Camp or Venturing Camp and get a SECOND week at $160 (a $100 savings) at one of the following camps: Fish Camp, STEM Camp, Eagle Trail Camp, and Catholic Adventure Week.

... Or get $50 off these camps if you spend a week at another council's camp or a high-adventure base!
Please include your first week camp information when you submit forms. 

We will be offering again the “Voyageur program” for new Boy Scouts.   To enroll your Crew orTroop and/or individual Catholic Scouts for this special summer camp week, turn in a Troop reservation form (if your Crew or Troop plans to attend with adult leadership) and turn in individual forms Youth Registration Form.pdfYouth Registration Form or Adult Registration Form, for all participants attending and for those youth wishing to be in the provisional Crew or 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