In support of the National Eucharistic Revival, the National Catholic Committee on Scouting is offering the Eucharistic Revival Activity Program.
The Eucharistic Revival is a 3-year initiative sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The revival was launched in 2022 and continues until Pentecost in 2025.
The goal of this program is to help all Catholics, young and old, revive their faith and love of Jesus through prayer and the sacraments, especially the Eucharist.
It is hoped that while earning the main central patch and auxiliary patches, each individual will grow in knowledge of the Eucharist and, more importantly, grow in a desire to have a personal experience of Jesus in the Eucharist.
Any Catholic age six or older can complete the requirements to earn the main central patch and the auxiliary patches. The central patch must be earned before a person can display any of the eight auxiliary patches, five of which can be worn to surround the central patch.
The requirements for any or all of the eight auxiliary patches can and should be worked on while working on the requirements for the central patch. However, the central patch activity – regular attendance at Sunday Mass, and reception of the Eucharist when possible – is the foremost goal. For that reason the central patch needs to be earned first before any of the auxiliary patches are awarded. Patch requirements must be completed by the end of the Eucharistic Revival in 2025. Download a guide to all the Eucharistic Revival Activities.
Completion of the Activity
Older youth and adults can self-verify completion of the requirements for the central patch and the auxiliary award patches. Parents or guardians should assist younger youth in verifying completion of the requirements. All patches can be ordered on the NCCS Online Store. Documentation of completion of activity requirements should not be sent to NCCS.
Presentation of the Patches
While no formal presentation of earned patches is required, special recognition of the applicant is preferred, especially for younger applicants.