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Chaplain's Corner

Dear Catholic Scouters,

Recently I received a letter from Chief Scout Executive Wayne Brock inviting me this summer to attend the Scouting in the Catholic Church Course at the Philmont Training Center outside Cimarron, New Mexico. The National Training Conference is held the week of August 3rd to 9th. This year Ed Martin, the NCCS National Chairman is the Course Director and he has a wonderful faculty of experienced scouters who will team with him to produce a marvelous learning experience.

Philmont Training Center is at the steps of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains where the Rockies meet the Great Plains and is truly “God’s Country.” This is a wonderful time to bring your family because while you may be attending the conference there are activities and programs designed especially for their enjoyment.

Catholic Scouting programs need a greater number of trained scouters who know how to wed the methods of the Boy Scouts of America to the teachings of the Catholic Church in order to grow the scouting movement. Please take advantage of this marvelous opportunity. To register for the summer of 2014 go to

Looking forward to seeing you this summer at the PTC,

Father Michael Hanifin

National Chaplain (2013-2016)