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Celebration of Scouting

An Invitation to the 2017 Celebration of Scouting!

Join other Scouts, Scout Leaders and Scout Families at the annual "Celebration of Scouting!"  The event features a Procession of Scouts, Prayer Service, Religious Awards Presentation and Blessing of Scouts and Leaders.

The Celebration will be on Saturday, February 4 at the Cathedral of Christ the Light, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Father Neal Clemens, diocesan Scout Chaplain, will lead the prayer service and award presentations. The event is sponsored by the Oakland Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting.

All scouts and those supporting our scouts are invited.  Please click belwo to download al letter with more details and information flyers in both Spanish and English.  See you at the Celebration!

Click Here for Invitation Letter and Information Flyers (English and Español)

Scouts Come to the 2016 Cathedral of Christ the Light for Annual
"Celebration of Scouting"

Special Prayer Service Honors Cathoiic Scouts

Scouts from around the diocese processed into the Cathedral of Christ the Light, and were greeted by their families and friends for the annual Celebration of Scouting on Saturday, February 6, hosted by the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting. 

Religious awards were presented to fifty-seven scouts, with three adult leaders receiving the St. George or St. Anne Awards for outstanding service. The theme of the special liturgy was "Scouts Growing in Service to Others,"  chosen in conjunction with the Jubilee Year of Mercy.  The presider, Father Robert Herbst, OFM Conv., reminded the scouts that service is embedded in the scout program and that their call to service is reflected in examples of scout projects in each of the Corporal Works of Mercy.

Following the presentation of awards, scouts and leaders received a blessing.

The Celebration of Scouting is held annually in February at the Cathedral of Christ the Light.

Click Here to read the article in the Catholic Voice

See below for additional photos from the 2016 Celebration!





Below are photos of Adult Award Recipients: Top left is Evelyn Sanchez and family from St. Joseph Pinole (St. George Award); Middle right is Philip Boken, St. Joseph, Fremont (St. George Award); Bottom left is Monica Wong, St. Joseph, Fremont (St. Anne Award). Pictured with the recipients is Father Robert Herbst, OFM Conv.




What is the Celebration of Scouting?


The annual "Celebration of Scouting" is a prayer service honoring all scouts and their leaders in the Oakland Diocese. Religious awards earned during the year are presented at the Celebration. Scout groups are invited to process into the Cathedral with their banner or flag.

Plan to attend our next Celebration of Scouting in 2017 at the Cathedral of Christ the Light!
Details will be posted on this page when available!


Oakland Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting
2121 Harrison Street, Oakland CA 94612

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