Pittsburgh - The Archeparchy of Pittsburgh Catholic Committee on Scouting announces the first "Light is Life Camporee" for Boy Scouts, to be held at Camp Guyasuta, Pittsburgh from Friday, November 21 through Sunday, November 23, 2008. Cost will be $10. All Eastern Catholic Boy Scouts or Venturers interested in a weekend of Eastern Catholic Scout Fellowship and working towards the “Light is Life” emblem are invited.
Scouts or Venturers are welcome to arrive on either Friday evening or Saturday morning. Friday arrivals will enjoy a time for introductions and refreshments with Compline being prayed at 9 PM. Saturday’s activities include the praying of the Third Hour, conferences, hike, Emblem sessions, Vespers, games and movies. [Yes, meals will be served!] On Sunday morning the Divine Liturgy will be celebrated and patches will be awarded.
The “Light is Life” program was developed by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting (NCCS) for Eastern Catholics who are Boy Scouts. The program’s goal is to use the Scouting experience to help a scout develop a deeper awareness of his faith in life, so that he might grow into a mature Christian and help lead and form the world in Christ.