by Daniel Hanson on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

DCCS Retreat 2018
150th Diocesan Anniversary!

Join us for the 40th Annual Diocesan Catholic Scout Retreat is the weekend of September 14, 15 & 16, 2018 at Camp Bashore, Lebanon County, PA.
Registration: Scouts, Venturers and Adult Scouters attending the weekend retreat must pre-register by August 31st at a fee of $25.00 per person. Cost includes meals, lodging, activities and one patch for each participant. Webelos Scouts may be included in your unit count! Registration Form
Saturday “Day Trippers”: Youth and adult participants may register for Saturday, September 15th, 9am-9pm at a cost of $20.00 per person. Youth age 14+ may choose to register for the C.O.P.E. course for an additional fee of $10.00. Pre-register by August 31st (cost includes Saturday lunch and dinner, activities and retreat patch.)
We encourage all units to attend the DCCS Retreat. If your unit is not attending and you have youth who wish to come to the retreat, please fill out the “Individual Youth Registration” and sign them up today.
Awards: Religious emblems and unit awards earned since last year’s retreat will be presented at the Chapel after Saturday evening Mass (Ad Altare Dei Emblem, Pope Pius XII Emblem, Pope Paul VI Unit Award & Pope John XXIII Ecumenical Unit Award). Leaders, to assure that youth receive proper recognition for their achievement, the appropriate applications must be completed and mailed to the Diocesan Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry by August 31, 2018.
C.O.P.E. Participants: Youth age 14+ may choose to register for the C.O.P.E. course for an additional fee of $10.00 – ALL C.O.P.E PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING A SIGNED C.O.P.E. Medical Information/Informed Consent/Hold Harmless Agreement
Archery Range: Open Saturday 2:00pm-3:30pm for all participants at no additional cost.
Service Project: We’ll be giving back to Camp Bashore on Saturday afternoon. Many hands make light work!
Family Night Dinner: Any family members and friends who are not attending the retreat are invited to join us for dinner on Saturday evening at 5:30 p.m. for a fee of $20.00 per family (no limit) or $7.00 per person and are invited to attend Mass at 7:00pm. Religious emblems and unit awards will be presented after Mass.
Yes, this is a Catholic Retreat – AND – every year Webelos, Scouts and Venturers of other denominations attend. We have a non-denominational service on Sunday. All youth and Scouters, regardless of religious affiliation, will be spiritually enriched and have a great time at our Camp Bashore Retreat!

Joanna Reynolds                                                                          Rob Williams, Director
Harrisburg DCCS Chair                                                              Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministry
(717) 564-6345                                                                             (717) 657-4804
Scouters (adult leaders, including parent volunteers) who are staying at Bashore overnight
must be in compliance with the Diocese of Harrisburg Youth Protection Program by taking the required
training and must wear their Youth Protection Badge while at the retreat.
To take the training, go to:

Mail Registration only (not health forms) by August 31st to: August Pfeifer, 47 Gale Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011 Registration Form
Retreat questions: contact Tony Kern, Activity Chair – 717-367-0759 –

2018 Retreat Flyer

2018 Registration Form

2018 Retreat Schedule

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