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Celebration of Scouting

An Invitation to the 2018 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 3 at the Cathedral of Christ the Light, beginning at 1:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Oakland Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting.

All scouts and those supporting our scouts are invited. 

Click Here for an Information Letter and Flyers - in English and en Español.

See you at the Celebration!

Scouts Come to the 2017 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 5, hosted by the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting. 

Religious awards were presented to fifty-five scouts, with Skip Phair, a scout leader from St. Joseph parish, Fremont, receiving the St. George Award for outstanding service. The theme of the celebration was chosen as the theme picked by Pope Francis for this year's World Youth Day: "The Mighty One Has Done Great Things for Me, and Holy Is His Name." (Luke 1:49).  The presider, Father Neal Clemens, Diocesan Scout Chaplain.

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


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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