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Scout Leader Catechist Training

The teaching of Jesus Christ and His Church can take place, equally, within and outside the structure of the classroom. Scout Leaders, in a special way, can be instrumental in sharing the Catholic faith through the scouting environment by encouraging the faith walk of youth and by their witness to the love of God. For this reason, the St. Junipero Serra Institute is offering a certification to assist scout leaders in sharing the Gospel. The training will be focused on evangelization and Catechesis and topics will include Sacred Scripture, liturgy, sacraments, and moral life among others. The Catechism of the Catholic Church, Second Edition, as well as the Catholic Bible RSV are the basic texts for the training.

We offer the training in two parts:

Part I - an online based training. There are eight sections with a video for each section along with a reflection question or two. A leader is welcome to go at their own pace in completing part I. The total run time of the part I videos is just over two hours in length (not including the time to write out the reflection questions). A leader must finish part I before registering for part II.

Part II - done in person observing COVID safety protocols. Please see below for dates and times to register. The cost is $25 per person per part (a total of $50 per person).

Please note, the leader will need to register for each of the part of the training. Please plan to register for part I first and only register for part II once you have completed part I.

We respectfully request every troop leader who has direct interaction or is involved in formation of a child must participate and complete Catechist formation-training by December of this year (2020). If you have any questions about registration or sessions, please contact either Paola Quintero-Araújo.

Memorandum from Bishop Michael F. Olson regarding Scouting

View Memorandum

Part I Training

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Part II Training

*Registration closes the Thursday before class.
*Registration is on a first come, first serve basis due to COVID restrictions.
*Please note that at this time there is only one Part II Training scheduled for 2022.

Saturday, January 8, 2022
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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Required Text

The Holy Bible Revised Standard Version
2nd Edition; Ignatius Press (2006) San Francisco

Catechism of the Catholic Church
2nd Edition; USCCB (2002) Washington D.C.

St. Junipero Serra Institute

For a breakdown of other formation options offered by St. Junipero Serra Institute, please visit the Curriculum page.



Paola Quintero-Araújo, MA
Director of St. Junipero Serra Institute

Melissa Loza
Administrative Assistant

The Diocese of Fort Worth is dedicated to a Safe Environment. We offer extensive and mandatory training for all employees and volunteers. Please contact the Safe Environment office if you need assistance or to report an abuse or concern.

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