St. George Trek July 5-20, 2017 Arch/Diocesan/Eparchy Approval Form
The Saint George Trek is The National Catholic Committee on Scouting’s® high adventure Catholic leadership program for older Catholic Boy Scouts and Venture Crew members at Philmont Scout Ranch. The program brings Catholic high school youth from around the country together with selected priests, religious and seminarians for eleven days of backpacking in the context of a vocation retreat.

Each Arch/diocese is encouraged to conduct a search and nominate one or two Boy Scouts or Venture Crew members for participation in the Trek.

Because the program can only accommodate a limited number of youth, only two participants per diocese will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Selection of participants is made by the individual Arch/Diocese and should be made on the basis of demonstrated maturity, physical ability, leadership potential, an interest the life of the Church and an openness to the discernment of vocation. The earning of Scouting's Religious Emblems and involvement in church, school and scouting activities should be given consideration.

Candidates should be emotionally mature adolescents who are committed to assist their Catholic Committee when they return home. They must also have the physical health and stamina to backpack on the mountain trails of Philmont. NO exceptions can be made to these expectations and requirements.
A female crew is planned pending sufficient female registration. The Saint George Trek is a one-time only experience for youth. Previous youth participants are not eligible.

This form is to be submitted by a designated representative of the Catholic Committee on Scouting.

The nominee must meet the following qualifications

+ Registered youth participant in an active BSA Unit (if applicant will be 18 during the trek, must be registered as a youth participant in a Venture Crew or Sea Scout Ship

+ Has not participated in a previous St. George Trek

+ Will have reached the age of 15 and completed Freshman year by July 1, 2017

+ Is below the age of 19 and will not have graduated high school before May 1, 2017

+ Meets physical, mental and emotional requirements stated below

This approval form must accompany the nominee's application for Youth Participants. That form can be found here...


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