Members of local scout troops were among those attending the annual Diocesan Catholic Boy Scout Retreat at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington on the weekend of Oct. 25.
The program, whose theme was “Belong More Deeply," was attended by 110 people, including 70 Boy Scouts and Venturers — 90 of which were scouts from East Hampton and Southampton troops — staff and adult leaders. The retreat program was run by scouts, and seminarians from both the Diocese of Rockville Centre and the Archdiocese of New York.
“It was an awesome weekend. Congratulations to the Committee who put in a lot of hard work to make this retreat a success. Thank you to the priests and seminarians who joined us, it wouldn't have been the same without you!," Kim Fontaine, one of the volunteer adult scouting leaders, said.
Among the many activities were prayer opportunities, talks from the seminarians, a rope relay activity, hiking to the waterways of Lloyds Neck and a campfire complete with songs and skits, a traditional Boy Scout activity.
The Celebration of the Mass was held on Saturday evening. The Principal Celebrant was Bishop John Dunne. Concelebrants were Father Gerard Gentleman, retiring Diocesan Scouting Chaplain and Father Frank Zero, incoming Scouting Chaplain both of whom are Eagle Scouts.
Each participant received a special commemorative patch for the 2013 Catholic Scout Retreat Weekend.
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