The Saint George Trek is the National Catholic Committee on Scouting’s high adventure Catholic leadership program for older Catholic Boy Scouts and Venturing 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 11 days of backpacking in the context of a vocation retreat.The 2017 Saint George Trek begins on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where the participants meet, get to know one another, train, have fun and pray. Then it’s off to Philmont Scout Ranch, where they will hike the Sangre de Cristo Range of the Rocky Mountains. While hiking, they will experience a program that is designed to encourage the integration of morality, values, spirituality, faith, scripture and vocation in their lives as young Catholic men and women.
Each Diocese will nominate one or two Boy Scouts or Venturing Crew members for participation in the Trek. Because the program can only accommodate 70 youth, a maximum of two participants per diocese will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Selection of participants is made by the individual diocese and should be made on the basis of demonstrated maturity, physical ability, leadership potential, an interest in the life of the Church, and openness to the discernment of vocation.
This year's nominee for the Raleigh Diocese is Venturing Crew 75's Patrick K. Please congratulate him!