OGDENSBURG - The Ogdensburg Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting is looking for more adults to step forward to bolster the faith of Catholic youths.
We need religious emblem counselors, Cory L. Haynes, chairman of the Diocese of Ogdensburg Catholic Committee on Scouting, said.
The counselor will work alongside young people involved in Girl Scout or Boy Scout organizations and provide input on religious issues.
In addition to helping young people with character development, citizenship, physical and mental fitness, Mr. Haynes said the counselors will help them build their faith, helping them to discover different aspects of their religion.
Mr. Haynes said the Diocese of Ogdensburg helps people locate existing scout groups or form their own.
The Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting has a host of activities it participates in including hiking a mountain for mountain-top mass, an annual retreat for members of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and the Bishops Scout Mass, where youth and adult religious emblems and awards are presented.
They will go on trips to local fire stations, the wild center and various other community centers like the nature center over in Massena, Mr. Haynes said.
On Oct. 19 the Catholic Scouts are going to Lake Placid for a tour of the Olympic Museum and ski jump complex, Mr. Haynes said, adding that the activities are geared toward giving young people a chance to learn about the world and their faith together.
We can use as many [volunteers] as we can get, Mr. Haynes said.
The Ogdensburg Diocese covers a vast region including St. Lawrence, Jefferson, Franklin, Clinton, Lewis, Herkimer, Hamilton and Essex counties.
Its a lot of turf, Mr. Haynes said, adding that some of the units are a little more remote than others.
Anyone looking for more information about volunteering should contact Mr. Haynes at 518-856-9656 or email@example.com .