The International Series consists of activities for various grade levels of young people as well as one level for adults. Laudato Si helps Scouts learn how to care for our common home and understand that how we treat our home reflects how we care for each other. The activity about Venerable Jacques Sevin teaches Scouts about the “father of Catholic Scouting”.
The International Catholic Conference of Scouting (ICCS) provides an opportunity for its members to meet together as friends in the Catholic Church. It links the Catholic Church and the Scouting Movement all over the world. It contributes to the complete education of young people through Scouting from the perspective of the Catholic faith. It develops and enhances the spiritual dimension of Scouting in the World Scout Movement.
The Pope appoints priests to work with ICCS as ecclesiastical assistants (chaplains). This recognition activity is an ongoing special project of the International Committee of the NCCS. The International activities aim to further the work of the ICCS and help NCCS chaplains be represented at ICCS meetings and to provide NCCS chaplain support at international scouting events.
The goal of the International Activities and Laudato Si Activity is to help Scouts understand their connection to the Universal Church and fellow Catholic Scouts in the global community, as well as understand our shared responsibility to care for the Earth.
All young people and adults—Scouts or non-Scouts, Catholic or non-Catholic—can work on the activities in this series and earn a patch for each activity they complete. The activities in this series can be worked on individually or as a group.
Young people must fulfill the requirements for their grade level to complete this activity. Adults must fulfill the adult requirements to complete this activity.
Completion of the Activity
After a young person completes the requirements, a parent, guardian or Scout leader will review the Scout’s work to confirm accuracy and understanding. Then, the parent, guardian or Scout leader will order the patch from the NCCS Online Store. Detailed documentation of fulfillment of activity requirements does not need to be sent to NCCS.
Presentation of the Patch
Patches and medallions can be presented to those who earned them in a formal Awards Mass, Scout meeting, by family members, etc. The key is to make the presentation special, so young people understand why they have earned their patch or medallion. Also, the presentation should be done in a timely manner so young people are recognized shortly after completing the activity.
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