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.

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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.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 00:00

New Appointment for Bishop Moth

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Pope Francis Appoints Bishop Richard Moth as the New Bishop of Arundel and Brighton.

 

Our liason bishop, Rt Rev Richard Moth, currently Bishop of the Forces, has been appointed as the new Bishop of Arundel and Brighton.

 

More information can be found by clicking here and here.

 

We wish him all the best in his new role.

Saturday, 21 March 2015 00:00

90th Anniversary Badge

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The 90th Anniversary Badge Order Form is now available for download...

 90th Anniversary Badge

2015 sees the 90th anniversary of the NCSF’s founding body, the Catholic Scout Advisory council.

 

To mark this occasion, a special anniversary badge has been produced for all Catholics in Scouting to wear on their uniform.

 

You can access this form directly from here.

 

You can now download an order form from the Resources, Guidance and Information section which you can print off and indicate the quantity of badges you require.

You must then send this to the address indicated on the form and remember to include your remittance in the form of a cheque.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 00:00

Badge Order Form

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The Badge (resources) Order Form is now available for download...

 

You can access this form directly from here.

You can now download an order form from the Resources, Guidance and Information section which you can print off and indicate your badge and other resources requirements.

You must then send this to the address indicated on the form and remember to include your remittance in the form of a cheque.

 

 

Thursday, 31 July 2014 00:00

Out Now!

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'The Link' latest edition - Summer 2015 - is available now!

 

Click here to view the newsletter and read all about the latest information.

The Link contains a huge amount of information, including details of upcoming events and outings.

The Link has undergone a facelift and is being published in a new format. This is to bring it inline with new Scout Branding and align ourselves closer to scouting.

 

The Link is available in the Resources section along with all of the past issues for you to refer to.

Thursday, 31 July 2014 00:00

Facebook

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We now have a page on Facebook...

 

Click the following Catholics in Scouting on Facebook in order to view our page on Facebook. This will open in a new window or tab to allow you to switch between the two sites without closing one or the other.

 

Please visit this site regularly and put any photo's, stories, reviews, comments or events that you may have that you would like to share with our community. It is YOUR page so lets make it interactive and fast moving.

 

In the Links section on the left-hand side of the screen is a permanent link to our Facebook page.