St George Trek 2019

The next Trek will take place in July 2019.

The Charlotte Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting will go a thorough application process to select 1 or 2 candidates to attend this trek in August 2018. Participants are responsible for all costs associated with their personal camping gear, clothing, & travel to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.

Financial sponsorship is offered by the Committee with the understanding that the participants are being sent to the trek on behalf of the diocesan committee.

Male & Female Youth candidates requirements are as follows:

+ Is a registered youth in an active BSA Unit (if the Candidate will be 18 during the Trek, they must be registered as a youth participant in a Venture Crew or Sea Scout Ship)

+ Will have reached the age of 15 & completed Freshman year of high school by July 1, 2019.

+ Will not reach the age of 19 nor have graduated high school before May 1, 2019.

+ Has not participated in a previous St. George Trek.

+ Willing to participate in activities and discussions about discernment of a vocation to the priesthood or religious life.

+ Can demonstrate maturity, physical ability, leadership potential, and an interest in the life of the Catholic Church.

+ Meets or will meet the Philmont High Adventure Height/Weight requirements noted and have the physical health and stamina to backpack on the mountain trails of Philmont. (Candidates must meet the BSA height/weight requirements for high adventure – pages 5 & 6 of BSA Health Record for Philmont,

+ Will have or obtain a valid certification in Wilderness First Aid and CPR by June 2019.

> Our Charlotte Committee also requires a letter of recommendation from the applicant's Pastor.

> Scholarship funding is available. A separate application is linked below and should be submitted to our CDCCOS with the candidate application.

> Applications along with a Pastor's Letter or Recommendation are due by August 31, 2018 via e-mail or you can arrange to mail the forms by contacting with questions.