Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:11

RIP Charles John Priest

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Charles John Priest - 28th December 1929 to 6th March 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Charles John Priest who died on Tuesday 6th March 2018.

Charles was a much valued long standing member of the NCSF.

A Requiem mass was held recently celebrating his life.

Our thought's and prayers are with his family - RIP.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 16:06

Lent 2018

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ICCS-EM & ICCG-E Lent 2018 TOOL

The ICCS have provided a resource for Lent 2018 which describes some activities we can do during this period.

The resource can be found by clicking here or in the "Resources" - "Guidance and Infomation" section of the website.

Thursday, 01 February 2018 15:15

NCSF Update! - January 2018

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NCSF Newsletter - January 2018

Newsletter from our newly appointed manager, Matthew Hewitt, giving an update on the status of the NCSF and information on upcoming events.

The newsletter is in the "Resources" - "Guidance and Information" section of the website but can be accessed directly by "clicking here".

Monday, 18 December 2017 15:09

Bronze Wolf Award

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Bronze Wolf Award

Congratulations to Fr. Jonathan How for being given the Bronze Wolf Award.

The Bronze Wolf Award is bestowed by the World Scout Committee (WSC) to acknowledge "outstanding service by an individual to the World Scout Movement". It is the highest honor that can be given a volunteer Scout leader in the world.

 Fr. Jonathan  Bronze Wolf

Sunday, 17 December 2017 14:56

Advent 2017

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Advent 2017

ICCS Europe have sent out some ideas for Advent. They can be found by clicking here.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 11:35

New Leader Appointed

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New Leader Appointed for Catholics in Scouting

The Scout Association (TSA) has appointed Matthew Hewitt to the role of National Manager of the NCSF.

Matthew is the Group Scout Leader (GSL) of the 11th Wallington Scout Group, in Sutton District.

He is excited to take on this new role and looks forward to meeting everyone in due course.

 Matthew Hewitt

Friday, 04 November 2016 15:38

Patrick Warren ICCS Good Service Award

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Patrick warren ICCS AwardPatrick Warren receives the ICCS Good Service Award.

Patrick Warren has been given the ICCS Good Service Award - "For Dedication and Commitment to Catholic Scouting".

The NCSF would like to congratulate Patrick for getting the award and also thank him for all the hard work he does for Catholic Scouting.

 

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 11:21

New National Catholic Scout Chaplain

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Appointment of New National Catholic Scout Chaplain

 

We are delighted to announce the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales has appointed Fr. Jonathan How as the new National Catholic Scout Chaplain in succession to the late Fr. John Seddon.

 

Fr. Jonathan wil be known to most of you. He is a priest in the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton and Director of Studies at the seminary at Wonersh.

 

He is also an active Scouter in Surrey and acts as an adviser to WOSM.

 

We look forward to working with him in the future.

Friday, 11 September 2015 11:14

What is the Kiro?

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What is a Kiro Badge and it's Origin's

 

Two questions that the NCSF is often asked are "What is the Kiro?" and "Where is the Kiro Badge Worn?".

 

You can read the answers in detail by "clicking here" or visitng the Resources - Guidance and Information section on this website.

A brief explanation is given below :-

 

The Kiro is a symbol and not a thing.

The KIRO is made up of two characters superimposed on each other.

These two characters are the Greek letters X and P.

The Greek letter X is written ‘ch’ and pronounced ‘ki’; P is written ‘rho’ and pronounced ‘row’.

 

The Kiro Badge of any stocked colour is normally worn as a Group Badge

on the point of the Neckerchief or on the shirt sleeve below County and District Badges.

Monday, 07 September 2015 15:43

Rome Pilgrimage 2015 - Report

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Reporting on the 90th Anniversary of the International Scout Catholic Pilgrimage to Rome.

 

In 1925 over 10,000 scouts from Europe, Australia, New Foundland, Malta, the Middle East, the USA, England and Ireland travelled to Rome on a Catholic Scout Pilgrimage.

This report outlines the events when a smaller contingent returned to Rome some 90 years later in honour of the first pilgrimage.

alfrescolunch Palazolla

 

 

Our base with modern facilities was a 13th century monastery, Villa Palazolla owned by the English college of Rome.

Situated on a hill some 18 miles from Rome overlooking Lake Albano, a dormant volcano and the Pope’s summer palace in Castel Gandolfo on the opposite shore.

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The other outstanding highlight to write home about was a visit for afternoon tea with the British ambassador His Excellency Nigel Baker OBE to the Holy See,

whose top floor apartment overlooked Rome.

Out of this world! As was the tea and cakes served on Minton china.

TeawithAmbassador

 

 

Ann Ingleby the NCSF badge secretary continued her hobby of having photographs taken with celebrities,

With the ambassador being her latest achievement.

But, how does this compare to the photo taken with Bear in 2014?

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You can read the whole report by "clicking here" or look for it in the Resources - Guidance and Information section.

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