Virtual Religious Relations Week
Dear Friends in Scouting,
Normally, Philmont Scout Ranch would host a week-long observance of Religious Relations Week at their training center. With the pandemic benching many gatherings such as this, the BSA National Religious Relationships Committee has made adaptations to still have this event in a digital formation. Here are the details...
Virtual Interfaith Week
Presented by the BSA National Religious Relationships Committee
Join us for a week of fun classes, crafts, discussions, and more, as we celebrate the NRRC’s Virtual Interfaith Week June 29th-July 5th! With over 60 free sessions to choose from, we ask that you register as a Family Patrol for the week. (One registration per device being used simultaneously- Zoom counts)
Find the Schedule and Informational Packet Here:
Every summer, Scouts head towards summer camp. Spending a week in the woods, or a nearby park, experiencing the awesome wonder that is the outdoors. During their time in nature, they often reconnect to their belief in a higher power, as who can help but doing so when surrounded by God’s wonders. They spend the whole year looking forward to this opportunity, and this year we find that exceptionally hard. Due to social distancing, we have lost our “Scouting as Usual” summer plans.
The National Religious Relationships Committee of the Boy Scouts of America want to continue “Scouting as Usual as We Can Make It”. Therefore, we are filling the gap of missed in-person events with a family version of our Duty to God summer classes in the virtual world.
We invite you to gather your “Family Patrol” and join us for a week filled with excitement, learning, crafts, challenges, discussions, trivia, and so much more. Join us for the whole week, or catch the sessions as you have time in your busy schedule. We are offering over 60 different program options throughout the week, all free of charge. We will do our best to record and post to YouTube all the sessions throughout the week, except for those that YPT asks us not to because of personal stories being shared and youth being involved.
So pull up a chair, relax on the couch or in a hammock outside, and enjoy this Virtual Interfaith Week brought to you by the NRRC.
Yours in Scouting,
Chair, Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting
PS: I am developing plans to have "Duty to God" Day Camps where Scouts can work on various religious programs to earn patches and honor a Scout's duty to God! Hopefully I can start scheduling these soon. This day camp program is being designed to be hosted locally so families don't have to travel to participate.
on Monday, June 15 at 10:08AM