here is information on the upcoming Religious Emblem class that will be
conducted here at Our Lady of Grace. This is a great opportunity for
Catholic scouts to earn the Ad Altare Dei award.
The purpose of
the Ad Altare Dei (To the Altar of God) program is to help Catholic
Youth of the Roman Rite develop a fully Christian way of life in the
faith community. The program is organized into chapters based on the
seven Sacraments. The seven Sacraments are a primary means toward
The most important aspect of the program is
that the Scout grows in his spiritual experience of his relationship to
God and the Church.
This award is open to any youth of the Roman
Catholic Faith who is registered in a BSA Troop or Crew. The program is
designed for youth 13-14 years old, but older youth may also use this
program. The youth must be an active member of a unit for 6 months, and
have completed 6th grade before starting the program.
begin with an introduction meeting on July 28th at 1:00pm in the Lourdes
room located in the back of Our Lady of Grace Church. Classes are
scheduled to run from August to December on the second and fourth
Sundays of the month, each following the 11:45am mass. The program ends
with a retreat in March, with the awards to be presented at the Scout
Sunday mass at the Cathedral in April.
I encourage all eligible
scouts to participate and earn this award. If you are interested,
please contact me directly at my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have been asked to assist with placing American flags at Resurrection Cemetery, Hulmeville Rd, Bensalem, across from St Ephrem Church on SATURDAY morning, May 18 at 10 AM. If you attend, please record your own time and let me know. I am unable to attend as I will be at another event.
SUNDAY morning May 19 at 10 AM we will be at OLG Cemetery to place flags. The American Legion will provide flags.
Reminder, this coming Sunday is the EAGLE SCOUT COURT OF HONOR for Zachary Gutherman which begins promptly at 2PM.
ALL SCOUTS attending should arrive in Full Class A uniform at 12:30 to practice. RECALL, that we will be laying the BLUE MATS and setting tables and chairs in the Gym on SATURDAY, April 27 at 4:00 PM.
Please make sure you have responded to the Gutherman family whether you will or will Not be attending, or if your plans change and will no longer be attending.
Remember, MOST scouts will have a reading part at the ceremony! I will provide a basket for cards and gifts.
If you have some problem or concern, please bring it IMMEDIATELY to Zachary Gutherman, Mr. Barrett, or me.
I am writing to inform you the RECEPTION for Celebrating 70 has been CANCELLED, due to circumstances beyond our control.
The Scout Sunday MASS on May 5th will continue as scheduled at 10:00 AM. Please arrive at 9:40 AM, in the back of the church, in FULL Class A uniform. I have requested Altar servers, flag bearers, and Gift bearers.
There will be 2 scouts from PACK 82 who will be receiving a religious award.
Scout families should be seated in the RESERVED section, St. Joseph (right) side of the church.
Thank you. Any questions, please contact me.
June 10 meeting in Our Lady of Grace CHURCH within the Lord’s Room from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. We can start at our normal time at 7:00 PM.
We will have to make advanced preparations for other aspects of summer camp, such as removing all needed camping gear, supplies and other items from our storage closet and Troop Room before construction work begins on June 10th.
Additional information to follow during upcoming meetings.
Hello Troop 82,
Committee Meeting this Monday will be busy and full of information, we need everyone to show up BEFORE 7 so we can start promptly.
The CELEBRATING 70 Committee has been working on the details for our anniversary on Sunday, MAY 5th beginning with Scout Sunday Mass at 10 AM then immediately followed by a catered reception in the OLG Gym. The Cost is $5.00 per person Scout or Adult. We ask you to decide how many of your family will be attending and submit your payment (if possible) on Monday, March 25th at the Committee meeting.
There will be a brief Friends of Scouting presentation, please consider a donation to this supplement to the administration of our Washington Crossing Council, as the money raised here, STAYS HERE!
The Nominations slate is forming. We need YOU to step up and lead the Troop. Consider a position: Scoutmaster, Committee Chair, Treasurer, or Secretary!
Any questions, contact me.
Chartered Organization Representative (COR)
Our next fundraiser of the year will be Fritz’s Sticky Bun Sale at all masses the weekend of March 2nd & March 3rd.
always we ask everyone to help out at least one and preferable two
masses. We need SCOUTS at every door (not parents) – people want to
support scouting so they need to see the SCOUTS at the doors in Class B
Uniforms. ALSO, if you sign up for masses it is very important you show
up. We have 5 doors to cover at church and if I don’t have enough
scouts, that is profits loss for the troop.
you want to sell outside of mass at work/school or to family members
feel free to do so. Just keep a count and let me know how many of each
kind no later than Sunday 24th by noon and what mass you will pick them
I’m attaching a flyer to help you sell which provides all the details. Flier is 2 pages. Stickybuns are $6.50 a box.