April 3, 2014
BISMARCK -- The Bismarck Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting is seeking male and female applicants for the St. George Trek on July 8, 2015 in Albuquerque, N.M.
The St. George Trek is a high-adventure hiking trip at the Philmont Scout Ranch designed to help young men and women discern their vocation. Youth, under the guidance of selected priests, religious and seminarians, spend 11 days hiking the beautiful trails of Philmont Scout Ranch in the Sangre de Cristos range of the Rocky Mountains in northern New Mexico. The National Catholic Committee on Scouting
sponsors the event.
Candidates must be 15 years of age on or before July 1, 2015 and must be able to handle the physical demands of mountain backpacking. Participants must also commit to assisting the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting in promoting the Religious Emblems program for one year following the trek.
The Diocese of Bismarck may sponsor and send up to two youth for the trek and will cover the cost of the registration fee. Transportation expenses to and from Albuquerque and any personal expenses would be the responsibility of the participant. The registration form can be found at http://nccs-bsa.org
under the “Youth” tab. Completed forms should be sent by June 1, 2014 to: Deacon Harvey Hanel, 1918 S Grandview Ln, Bismarck, ND 58503.
# # #