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Ministering to Catholic Youth in the Chicago Archdiocese Through the Scouting Program

Adult Events

National Catholic Leadership Development


Annual St. George Dinner

At the European Chalet 5445 S. Harlem Ave. Chicago, IL 60638

Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Join us for dinner and an evening of fellowship to support the 2020 St. George Trek at Philmont Scout Ranch. Come out and see old friends and congratulate this year’s St. George recipients. We have planned a family style dinner and silent auction. St. George Dinner Invitation 2019

Tickets are $35 per person

Religious Emblems Counselor and
Facilitator Training

Tuesday April 9th

St. Louise de Marillac School 1125 Harrison Ave. La Grange Park, IL. Marillac Room 6:30-8:30PM

contact Paul Szymczak

 Wednesday April 24th

St. Stephen deacon & Martyr church 17500 S. 84th Avenue Tinley Park, Il. RM 153

6:30-8:30PM, contact Deb Sitz 708/363-6547

 Monday April 29th

St. Mary Star of the Sea, 64th & Kilbourn, Chicago, IL Duggan Hall registration 6:30pm

Training begins at 7pm  contact Bill Witkowsky 773/551-0003

National Catholic Leadership Development  – Day of Recollection

Saturday November 9, 2019 8:30AM-3PM

Scouting in the Catholic Church

June 16–22, 2019
Philmont Training Center, Cimarron, NM

Scout Events

Kumbaya Retreat & Campout Weekend August 23-25, 2019

Camp Oakarro,  40635 N. Mill Creek Rd. Wadsworth, IL.

Open to all BSA and GSA scouts

Contact Tony Steenkolk


Fishers of Men Saturday, September 28, 2019 9 AM -3PM

University of St. Mary of the Lake 1000 E. Maple Ave., Mundelein, IL.

Fishing on the lake and other activities with the seminarians

Contact Deb Sitz


Ad Altare Dei & Pope Pius XII Emblems Combined Retreat Day

Saturday October 12, 2019 9am -3PM

Techny Towers 2001 Waukegan Rd. Northbrook, IL

Program for those currently working on the Ad Altare Dei & Pope Pius XII programs

Contact John Panek


St. George Philmont Trek 2020

The St. George Trek is a biennial, high adventure, backpacking retreat program for Catholic Scouts and Ventures administered by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting in cooperation with the Boy Scouts of America’s Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. The program begins and ends in Albuquerque, New Mexico; however, the hike itself takes place at the Philmont Scout Ranch. The Archdioceses of Chicago Catholic Committee on Scouting is accepting application until September 21, 2019. Download the application here. 2020 St George Trek Youth Application Fillable