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Scouter Development - 2013

Why You Need Catholic Scouter Development

Once upon a time there was a Catholic Scouter. Or maybe it was a Scouter who was a Catholic. Who would know the difference? If you'd attended Catholic Scouter Development recently, you'd know. And so would your Troop, Pack, Den, or Campfire Unit. Probably even your family and co-workers would notice something different about you.

A contagious change for the better? How will you hide it? Betcha you can't!

Simply put, you need Catholic Scouter Development to:

A Civilized Wilderness Experience

Too busy for a quiet weekend of practical spirituality, meditation, good fellowship and learning in the beautiful and majestic Santa Ynez mountains at Camp Rancho Alegre, where you don't have to cook or clean up or sleep on the ground or skip any days until your next hot shower? Admit it - You Need This!

What Are You Waiting For?

"Divinity," said Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, "is always where you least expect to find it."

The important thing is to look. "People today do not come to God through the order of the universe," said Sheen, "they come to God through disorder within their own selves. The argument is still valid that the heavens do declare the glory of God, but [today] we rarely see the stars..."

Give yourself a much-deserved break. Come out and see the stars at Rancho Alegre in the Santa Ynez Mountains. Take a few home to your family. Better yet, bring your spouse - and don't forget your young-adult junior leaders!

You'll be very glad you did! And better for it.

Scouter Development Training for 2013

When: October 18-20, 2013

Where: Camp Rancho Alegre, about 20 miles northwest of Santa Barbara [see below].

Schedule: The Program begins at 8 AM sharp on Saturday, and will conclude around 11 A.M. on Sunday. Those from the Los Angeles basin may arrive on Friday Afternoon or evening.

Cost: $45.00 to cover the cost of food, handout material, and lodging for Saturday and Sunday (an additional $10 for those arriving on Friday - for a total cost of $55.00).

Up to 10 half-paid camperships are available for Scouts/Scouters who are High School Juniors through College; contact Jim Shivers to apply.

How To Get There:

From the LA basin: Take the 101 FWY North through Santa Barbara to HWY 154 North towards Lake Cachuma. The main entrance to Rancho Alegre is about 17.4 miles from the point you leave the 101. This turn-off has a left-turn lane and plenty of room to turn around and go back to the alternate County School Entrance, which is just after the crest of the hill and just before the 'No Litter' sign - the sign for the camp is set back from the highway and difficult to see - but we plan to have it lit up.

Camp Rancho Alegre
2680 Highway 154
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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The Camp's phone number is 805-965-0815.