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Catholic Cub Scout Retreat

The 12th Annual Catholic Cub Scout Retreat on Saturday September 26th, from 9am until 5pm at Hills & Hollows Denton, Texas. If you decide to stay overnight on Saturday night, we are offering a spiritually enriching retreat along with a number of other optional activities (see below). Cub Scout families from every Pack are encouraged to participate.

During the retreat, we will include: a Get to Know You Program; work on the Religious Awards available to Cubs; a historical re-enactment; a craft activity; a short hike around the parade ground area; and participate in Mass at the beautiful Worth Ranch Chapel. Click here for a slide show from a previous retreat.
  • Wolf Scouts will get the opportunity to complete Electives 11d, 11e, 12f, and 23h.
  • Bears will get the opportunity to complete Electives 9a, 25b, and 25e.
  • Webelos will get the opportunity to complete Artist 8 and Showman 9.

For more information, please contact Scott Williams at (817) 473-9727

Paperwork and Directions

Cost Breakdown
$12 Includes Sat. Lunch, patch, and supplies.
$14 Includes Sat. Lunch & Dinner, patch, supplies
$17 Includes Sat. Lunch, & Dinner, Sun. breakfast, patch, supplies

Submitting and Volunteering
Applications may be obtained by clicking above, by email, or a phone call. As we have done in the past, once we have received paid registrations, participants will receive their event patch by mail. In addition, all trained volunteer staff members will receive a commemorative staff patch for their help in ensuring each boy enjoys a special moment in his young scout life.
Anyone wishing to volunteer, please contact Scott Williams at (817) 473-9727.

Optional Programs
For our retreat attendees who arrive on Saturday morning, we will conduct the retreat and begin our optional activities soon after dinner. The Living Rosary helps educate our scouts through both words, lights and actions as they become closer to their faith.

Our Saturday night attendees may enjoy the stars you don't always see because of city lights. Sunday morning brings breakfast, a hike, and optional programs. See the following description for a few of our programs we intend to offer ...

Living Rosary Cubs will conduct a living rosary on Saturday night that will teach them about the rosary as well as provide a breathtaking light ceremony and a lasting memory.
Movie Time A family friendly movie will be shown in the Pavilion at the end of the evening. It will allow the scouts to "wind down" after a day full of activities.
Faith Craft Friday night campers will each be able to make a craft related to our theme and take home as a momento.
Astronomy Enjoy the stars you don't always see because of city lights - you may want to bring binoculars or a telescope.
Saturday Evening Mass You can celebrate Mass with your fellow Cub Scouts and fulfill your obligation under the Texas sky.
Cub Scout Outdoor Award Activity Complete several of the activities for the award during the retreat and the optional programs.

Cub Scout Retreat Staff

CCSR Event Chairman: Scott Williams
Scott attended his first retreat during 2006 and has served on our staff since that date. He served as Retreat Facilitator from 2006 - 2008 as one of many volunteers charged with bringing the message of our Cub Scout Retreats to young Scouts. His sons, Raphael and Gabriel, are members of Pack 127 and they are both well on their way through the adventures of Scouting. Scott and Raphael are members of Pack 127, sponsored by St Joseph's Catholic Church in Arlington, where he is currently Pack Committee Chairman. In other Scouting, he has also served as a BB Gun and Archery Ranger Master so that our Scouts know the way to become marksmen safely. His volunteerism did not begin in Scouting as he and his wife have served for 11 years in the Diocesan Engaged Encounter program and spent 4 years on the EE Board that administrates this important ministry. In between all this activity, he's found time to be a YMCA Coach. The Diocesan Catholic Committee is very proud to welcome Scott's experience to bring your scouts a spiritually enriching program.

CCSR Event Advisor: Tina Jezek

Tina attended her first retreat during 2003 and joined our staff for the 2004 and 2005 retreats. She became Co-Director of the 2006 Cub Scout Retreat, took the reins from Jeremy Stephens as Chairman for our 2007 Retreat and will return as Retreat Director for 2008. Tina brings a wealth of experience after having served 13 years as Den Leader, recently serving as Webelos Leader and is currently serving as Cubmaster. She also serves as Religious Award Coordinator for her Pack and a resource for parents guiding their sons through the religious awards workbooks. She also spends time as Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 140 in Denton, TX. She is proud that all 4 sons have achieved and continue to work on their religious emblems along the Scouting trail. The Diocesan Catholic Committee is very proud to welcome her vast experience to bring your scouts a spiritually enriching program.

CCSR Program Assist: Jay Krail
Jay has a wealth of experience as he authored and conducted the first 5 years of our Catholic Cub Scout Retreat from 1998-2002 as Program Director. Jay is an Eagle Scout, Vigil Order, Tonkawa District Duty to God Awardee, Bronze Pelican and St George Awardee. He has been active in the Catholic Committee for the Diocese of New Orleans and at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. While serving in Los Angeles, he authored and directed 2 retreat programs for Boy Scouts of the Los Angeles area.

Registration Chairman: Fran Zaccaria
Once you get to know Fran, it's hard not to notice her dedication and commitment to Baden-Powell's dream. She has held a number of district positions in both Trailblazer and Tonkawa Districts, held Troop Comm Chairman in both Troop 32 and 37, enjoyed her son achieving Eagle Scout, and held the reins of Chairman for the Catholic Cub Scout Retreat (2001/2002). During 1998, she assisted with the Inaugural Catholic Cub Scout Retreat. Since that time, she has been integral to this program in the form of Registration Chairman (1999/2000), Facilitator (2003) and Chairman of the event (2001/2002). She is now on her 19th year as a volunteer who is also currently as Assistant District Commissioner for the Topsonah district. Her volunteer work has been recognized through the Tonkawa District Duty to God Award and through the Diocese of Ft Worth Bronze Pelican Award. We welcome Fran in her 8th year of helping the CCSR to assist as the Registration Chairman for 2008 and she promises to have a surprise or two for the Cub Scouts.

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