Bishop Vann Keynotes Historic Luncheon on Scouting

Bishop Vann Keynotes Historic Luncheon on Scouting

The Orange Catholic Diocese and Bishop Vann hosted the first “Bishop’s Luncheon” in over 15 years on May 23 at the Diocese Cultural Center. The theme was “Growing Your Faith Through Scouting.” Nearly 80 parish pastors, parish youth directors, Catholic council board members and council staff gathered to celebrate a more that 100 year old partnership history between the  Catholic Church and the BSA and to set the sight-with laser focus-on an exciting vision for the future.

The event was sponsored by the council Catholic Committee on Scouting and co-chaired by Deacon Nick Sherg and Committee Chair, Deanna Westmyer. Past council president, Rob Neal was a masterful luncheon emcee and presented Bishop Vann with a beautiful crystal eagle as a thank you for his support of over 40 Catholic Scout units across the Diocese. The opening ceremony was executed beautifully by the Bishop’s Crew 1910 and a compelling youth testimony was presented by Eagle Scout Javier Venegas.

The vision: To expand the “Growing your faith through Scouting” initiative through the full family of Scouting (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and  Venturing) in more Catholic Churches across Orange County in order to grow from 44 units to over 60 units by the end of 2017!

For more information, please contact Marty Cutrone at martyc@ocbsa.org.